On August 6, the first session of the task team on development of Horishni Plavni Marketing Strategy was held in the premises of the Horishni Plavni City Council, in which PLEDDG Project experts took part. Such collaborative work was aimed at creating Horishni Plavni’s brand, which would enhance the city’s attractiveness, increase its competitiveness as well as investor and tourist appeal.

On August 4, Zhmerynka’s square transformed into a true art-quarter in observance of 116th City Foundation Day anniversary. The artworks made by talented members extracurricular activity center and local artists’ exclusive works exhibited both at the art-gallery of the municipal history museum and at the children’s music school art studio: not only could the walkers take a look at illustration techniques used, but they also could take part in the masterclasses.

On July 30, it was the second time the representatives of local self-governance bodies received a training on “Gender-oriented budgeting under present-day conditions”. The event was held in the framework of cooperation between Melitopol and PLEDDG Project “Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance” with support of Plenipotentiary on Equal Rights and Opportunities for Women and Men – First Deputy Mayor of Melitopol Iryna Rudakova.

“Implementation of the gender-oriented budgeting at the local level” – this is the topic of the two-day training which PLEDDG Project started in Myrhorod on July 25. The consultants of the Canadian project provide assistance to Myrhorod – a PLEDDG partner city – to elaborate the essential principles and stages for ensuring equal opportunities of men and women in terms of funds allocation.

On July 23, the first meeting of a task team responsible for the development of a Vinnytsia Tourism Development Strategy took place in Vinnytsia. Vinnytsia is well-placed to secure its status of a tourist centre in Podil region and to become a part of national tourism product. The plan for development of this sector for the upcoming ten years shall be elaborated within six months.

On July 11-12, trainings on strategic ecological assessment (SEA) of documents are conducted in the framework of PLEDDG Project. The specialists of the departments and administrations, responsible for creation of regional development strategies and for performance of SEA, coming from Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr, Rivne, Odesa, and Mykolaiv regional state administrations, are taking part in the training.