On March 27, chaired by Mayor Pavlo Muzyka, the Executive Committee of City Council held a session of Advisory Committee on Effective Governance and Development created for implementation of the international technical assistance project “Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance” (PLEDDG) in Energodar.

On the brink of business and charity: this is how we can define what stands behind the word “social entrepreneurship”. And if you want to see a functioning social enterprise with your own eyes, you should go to “Social Enterprise “Business Training Centre” Public Union, Poltava. Not a stranger in this area, the well-known Ukrainian organization found a like-minded partner and received financial support from the international technical assistance project “Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance” (PLEDDG).

On March 26, the Executive Committee of Melitopol City Council hosted an extended session of Advisory Committee on Effective Governance and Development, created for implementation of PLEDDG Project in Melitopol, “Planning of Sustainability of Results of Implementation of PLEDDG Project”, which agenda was a range of PLEDDG Project’s initiatives with greatest impact on community as well as the areas of joint activity on preparation of the Action Plan for support of primary initiatives/projects after completion PLEDDG Project activity.

These issues and the further cooperation prospects were put on the agenda of today’s extended session of Advisory Committee on Effective Governance and Development created for implementation of PLEDDG Project in Berdyansk. At the session, the Project was represented by Ihor Lepyoshkin, Senior Expert, Head of Experts Group, Volodymyr Proskurnin, PLEDDG Consultant, and Svitlana Krugliak, PLEDDG Regional Coordinator in Zaporizhia.

On March 22, 2019, Kyiv hosted a conference of SE PROZORRO.SALE partners “Transparent Mechanisms of Community Development”. Among its attendees were representatives of various NGOs, analytical centers and local authorities from all over Ukraine. The participants learned about the capacities of ProZorro.Sale system for local communities: businesses, activists and reformers in public bodies.

On March 20, 2019, the Executive Committee of Zmerynka City Council hosted a session on strategic environmental assessment of the Zhmerynka Draft Development Strategy, which was developed with support from PLEDDG Project. Anatolii Konoval, Head of Economic Department, made an overview of the drafting process, and Hennadii Marushevskyi, PLEDDG Project Consultant, spoke about strategic environmental assessment and methodology for its application in Zhmerynka.

For the seventh time already Lviv has hosted the All-Ukrainian Local Self-Governance Forum, which has gathered more than 250 participants from all over Ukraine. An annual conference, the Local Self-Governance Forum is the territory where experience is shared, discussions and analysis of topical issues and prospects in local self-governance take place.