Implementing an “Open Government” Model and Ensuring Transparent
and Effective Decision Making by Local Government


Support of Small and Medium Sized
Enterprises Development


Improve Collaboration between Local, Regional and National Authorities
to Facilitate Decentralization and Intergovernmental Dialogue


Branding and marketing campaign commenced in Vinnytsia
On July 26, the first working meeting of the expert group took place. The group will work on the development of Vinnytsia’s brand as part of PLEDDG Project. At the meeting, special aspects of city marketing and branding were discussed, the methodology for their development was defined and preselection of the type of the marketing strategy and the formation of common goal and tasks were discussed .
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Challenges which businesses face were discussed in Yaremche
On July 5, representatives of the business community, non-governmental organizations committed to entrepreneurship support, the city council’s deputies and municipal official gathered to discuss barriers to business development and various problems faced by local entrepreneurs. The event took place within PLEDDG Project
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Business climate improvement in Kolomyia
Work on business climate improvement is under way in PLEDDG partner city, Kolomyia. On July 1, representatives of Kolomyia’s Association for Economic Development, non-governmental organizations and individual entrepreneurs got together to discuss advantages and challenges associated with running a business in Kolomyia. The PLEDDG Project was represented by Natalia Kobylchak, PLEDDG business consultant
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LED Day 2016 within the frameworks of XII Ukrainian Municipal Forum
On June 21-23, 2016, in the city of Odesa, XII Ukrainian Municipal Forum took place. The purpose of the Forum was to create a platform for learning, exchange of experience and advanced practices in the sphere of local self-government and local economic development. The Forum was divided into three thematic days, namely Dialogue Between Government Bodies Day, Local Economic Development Day and Strategies Day. About 300 participants took part in the event, including city mayors, representatives of government bodies and local self-government, Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), international technical assistance projects, international and Ukrainian experts, mass media representatives, etc.
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PLEDDG experts discuss problems of SMEs
To see the problems from the point of view of businessmen, experts of the Project conducted in the premises of ZCC a meeting of a focus group in order to survey the situation with business climate in Zaporizhia, to this meeting they invited representatives of small, middle companies, individual entrepreneurs .
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Ukrainian officials from PLEDDG partner cities visited Canada
On May 28 – June 8, 2016, a delegation of Ukrainian officials from PLEDDG partner cities went on a study tour to Canada. The study tour provided the participants with the opportunity to learn about and observe Canadian best good governance practices and LED initiatives and to interact with city officials and community stakeholders
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PLEDDG Project presents a study on “Internally Displaced Persons: Social and Economic Integration into Host Communities”
The main objective of the Study is to determine the needs of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and minimize the negative aspects of their integration into host communities, the exploitation of the positive potential of forced internal migration in Ukraine, taking into account the characteristics of specific regions and the international experience, the development of recommendations for social adaptation and integration of IDPs
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