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.

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

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

The report presents the general characteristics of the targeted regions and review of their investment and resource potential, description of the best local practices and initiatives, the opportunities and obstacles for investment analysis, and possible funding sources for the implementation of regional development strategies, regional development and investment projects of various businesses

On May 11, 2016, in Zaporizhia Oblast, PLEDDG experts and consultants together with Zaporizhia local authorities and public activists launched work on the analysis of local business environment with the aim of developing a unified approach to business development, mapping problems facing the business community at the regional level, and making proposals for improving the business climate in Zaporizhia region.