The preparation of the 2020-2023 Social Entrepreneurship Development Program for Vinnytsia amalgamated territorial communities continues. The representatives of the City Council, public, business along with PLEDDG experts keep working on the development of a document that will become the first example of a systemic approach to supporting inclusive business in Ukraine.

Officials with the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM) have returned from a trip to Ukraine where they shared a Canadian perspective to municipal government. AMM President Ralph Groening, accompanied by Executive Director Denys Volkov, travelled to the cities of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia as part of an international project through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Financed by Global Affairs Canada, Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance (PLEDDG).

“Projects Preparation for the receiving of the EU and State Regional Development Fund (SRDF) Sector Budget Support” training session was held in Vinnytsia, with the support of PLEDDG. The training was attended by the representatives of the amalgamated territorial communities, local authorities and structural divisions of the oblast state administration.

Poltava City Council held a regular meeting of the working group on marketing strategy. The Poltava Marketing Strategy is represented by a set of actions aimed at implementing and promoting the interests of residents of the city, events that will contribute to the formation of a positive image of Poltava and creation of comfortable environment for the life of local citizens.

PLEDDG has supported the “Projects Preparation for the receiving of the EU and State Regional Development Fund (SRDF) Sector Budget Support” training in Zaporizhia. Within the frames of the event, the "2027 Development Strategy" round table has been conducted. The meeting has gathered Zaporizhia oblast local economic development experts.

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.