Traditional mass media are rapidly transforming in Ukraine much like elsewhere in the world, as online resources — and social networks in particular — are expanding their share of the media market. Yet radio still remains hugely popular, with more than 90% of Ukrainians relying on nationwide radio stations and over 22% on regional radio stations for news coverage in 2019 . Previously, the decades old, legacy wired radio network used to account for a substantial share of radio broadcasts received by households in Ukraine, but demand for wired broadcasts shrunk once and for all in the face of rapidly evolving new technologies.
PLEDDG developed the AUC Regional Office Development Strategy after analyzing the organizational structure of the regional offices of the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC), with the intention of defining a new and more effective role for ROs in promoting the development of cities. The Luhansk Regional Office of the AUC provided the most stellar performance of all the pilot regions supported by PLEDDG
Participatory budgets have been implemented in 15 Ukrainian partner cities with the support of the PLEDDG project. One of them is the City of Berdyansk where a portion of the city’s funds is annually directed toward the funding of community initiatives that have been selected through an open and transparent competitive process
In June 2018, Yaremche launched the project titled “Introducing Principles of Openness and Transparency as a Guarantee of Dialogue Between Government and the Public”, which was initiated by the executive committee of the City Council and implemented under the auspices of PLEDDG’s Democratic Governance and Development Initiatives Support Fund. The main achievements of this initiative include a fully refurbished hall for the Yaremche City Council and installation of the Rada Holos electronic voting system
The success of the continued development of territorial communities in Ukraine and transformational processes largely depend on human resources, in terms of both their professionalism and worldview, to work under the new conditions. The PLEDDG Project consistently helps partner cities to competently build cooperation between different levels of government, and strengthens the potential of the municipal sector in Ukraine.
Recently some exciting new opportunities have opened up for Dolyna-based beekeepers: a chance to market their apiary products internationally. Looking to create an environment conducive to exports, the local authorities teamed up with the Dolyna Charitable Foundation to launch a dedicated project With the support of PLEDDG