Source: Vinnytsia.info

On December 17, a meeting of PLEDDG Steering Committee was held in Vinnytsia. The parties discussed joint projects that have been implemented throughout cooperation, and common achievements. The partnership with PLEDDG allowed experts, consultants, specialists of Vinnytsia City Council and the public to elaborate a number of strategic program documents, the implementation of which creates a fundamentally new opportunities for the development in these areas.

The Mayor, Sergey Morgunov, noted that PLEDDG is one of the few international projects delivering specific outputs for local self-government.

The programs developed with the support of PLEDDG allowed us to attract investors over the past three years. By and large, we were able to adopt experience and best practices of Canadian specialists. We have worked out the mechanisms of cooperation with potential investors, their follow up, conditions, which we can create, within our powers, for attracting investors, said Sergey Morgunov.

The Mayor also noted that joint projects included: 2017-2020 Program for Enhancement of SMEs Competitive Advantage; 2018-2020 Investment attraction Facility Program; Vinnytsia Marketing Strategy; Strategy for Communication and Participation Space Meaningful City (Misto Zmistiv); inclusive entrepreneurship support; 2020 Strategy impact assessment.

Social Entrepreneurship Support Program and Tourism Strategy, that are being developed at the moment, should help to address the new challenges.

Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Ms. Larisa Galadza noted that it was important to consolidate the results achieved with Canadian support, and to ensure that the tools presented by the project remained practical and became a part of the basic processes.

This project presents the best Canadian experience, offers effective tools for strategic planning, resource allocation, and citizen engagement. We are entering the final stage of the Project. If these tools are built into your decision-making processes, it will indicate the success of this project. The cooperation of Ukrainian and Canadian experts will help to ensure that these tools meet your needs and are sensitive to the interests and needs of your citizens,” said Larisa Galadza.

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