EMPOWERING MUNICIPALITIES IN UKRAINE
12600
ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED
400868
PARTICIPATIONS IN OUR ACTIVITIES
176000000 million euro
INVESTED BY OUR DONORS
333
War-affected municipalities received emergency packages
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23.02.2024
Join the Training Program “Steps for Specialists. Arranging Social Services in Municipalities”
Complete this online training course and learn how to properly arrange and provide social services to your population.
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#steps for specialists
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22.02.2024
With the help of U-LEAD, the municipalities of the Zakarpattia Oblast implement a project approach in all activities
At the latest meeting, more than 20 heads of municipalities shared their experience in implementing projects and finding sources of funding.
#news
#intermunicipal cooperation
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21.02.2024
The Ladan municipality and its bold and well-timed decisions
The story of the formation and development of a small but very ambitious and capable municipality that offers much to be learnt.
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#lsg
#advice
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21.02.2024
Public budget: plan for development and relieving social tension
U-LEAD seeks to increase the level of citizen involvement in the budget process. One of the instruments of such involvement is the public budget.
#local budgets
#lsg
#advice
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20.02.2024
Municipal youth policies: advisory councils, interests and activity on social media
More than four hundred youth councils have been created in Ukraine. 120 of them were established in 2023. How do these advisory bodies work and grow? Why is this important, and what is needed for the development of youth policy?
#youth councils
#youth
#lsg
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19.02.2024
Local self-government employees must declare property located in the temporarily occupied territories
According to the updated Clarifications of the National Agency on Corruption Prevention, the declaration filer must include in the declaration information about any real estate belonging to them and their family members, including any real estate located in the temporarily occupied territories.
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16.02.2024
How French and Spanish towns are strengthening Ties with Ukraine through the Bridges of Trust
The grassroots approach behind U-LEAD’s Bridges of Trust initiative - a "guerrilla" strategy: its conception, creation and results.
#bridges of trust
#intermunicipal cooperation
#international cooperation
#partnership
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15.02.2024
Municipalities must assess the budget programme performance despite martial law
From 24 February 2022, the primary administrators of local budget funds operate under martial law. Despite this, the law requires an assessment of the performance of the previous year’s budget programmes and providing its results to local financial authorities.
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#advice
#local budgets
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14.02.2024
1,500 participants study the rules of ethical behavior for work as Local self-government
The educational project is implemented by the RMTeam with the comprehensive support provided by the U-LEAD with Europe Programme and in partnership with the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.
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#training programmes
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13.02.2024
The Impact of a Full-Scale Invasion on Education: A Study
Together with its partners, U-LEAD explored the impact that the full-scale war had on Ukraine’s education. According to the study, students experience much higher stress levels and are significantly less happy than their parents believe, and educators report a decline in academic performance across the board.
#war
#education
#analytics
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13.02.2024
New grants from the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation: additional opportunities for municipalities in 2024
U-LEAD, together with the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, opens a new grant season and opportunities for project activities to the municipalities of Ukraine for their local self-government bodies.
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08.02.2024
Italian municipalities will support their colleagues from Ukraine through the Bridges of Trust initiative
Pairs of companion mayors from Italy and Ukraine present their joint strategies, pledge to work together and plan to work on our post-war reconstruction.
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#intermunicipal cooperation
#war
#reconstruction
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UPCOMING PUBLIC EVENTS
Join the Training Program “Steps for Specialists. Arranging Social Services in Municipalities”
New grants from the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation: additional opportunities for municipalities in 2024
Communal property management: U-LEAD announces enrollment for the new Training Program
Our priorities
REFORM

 

We provide policy and legal advice to key actors on national, regional and local levels as they strive to ensure a strong role of local self-government in the current context of war and reconstruction. We undertake important activities to strengthen transparency and integrity in the system of multi-level governance. Our work contributes to finishing the unfinished business of decentralisation reform and supports Ukraine’s readiness for EU membership.


 

 

Recovery

We use our nationwide outreach and the holistic thematic coverage to help Ukrainian municipalities adapt to the context of war and recovery. We provide training, consultation and many other forms of capacity building to all Ukrainian municipalities. Our approach to capacity development strikes the balance between being tailor-made and standardized: It is tailor-made because our regional offices present in all regions of the country provide individualized advice and are in touch with all municipalities on a constant basis. It is standardized because our trainings are based on comprehensive and constantly updated thematic support packages providing the most essential skills needed to recover from the Russian war.

Reconstruction

We support municipalities in the planning, coordination and implementation of reconstruction activities to promptly respond to the urgent needs of their residents, provide high-quality basic municipal services and foster recovery of local economies. Our work is geared towards enhancing municipalities’ capacities to develop high-quality proposals for reconstruction projects ready to receive financing from national and international sources. While our work covers all sectors of reconstruction, two key activities put the spotlight on the sectors of digitalisation and education. We facilitate cooperation between the EU and Ukrainian municipalities to lever international support for local reconstruction.

Resilience

We provide stimulus for Ukrainian municipalities to be able to maintain themselves and persevere under the conditions of the ongoing military aggression, in particular to be able to repair and rebuild their infrastructure faster and be more flexible in transportation of their citizens. We provide construction material, essential tools and municipal vehicles such as trucks or buses. This way, we provide municipalities with immediate support to keep local public service delivery running under the harshest conditions.

Our impact since 2016
38253 DIRECT CONSULTATIONS TO MUNICIPALITIES GIVEN
DIRECT CONSULTATIONS TO MUNICIPALITIES GIVEN
309 LOCAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES SUPPORTED
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES SUPPORTED
99 THE PREPARATION OF PROJECTS OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FACILITATED
THE PREPARATION OF PROJECTS OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FACILITATED
72% OF TRAINING PARTICIPANTS ALREADY APPLIED PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE
OF TRAINING PARTICIPANTS ALREADY APPLIED PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE
MUNICIPALITIES ADJUSTED THEIR INTERNAL PROCEDURES 595
MUNICIPALITIES ADJUSTED THEIR INTERNAL PROCEDURES
LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS CRUCIAL TO THE REFORM WERE ACCOMPANIED 9
LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS CRUCIAL TO THE REFORM WERE ACCOMPANIED
484
OPENINGS OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE CENTERS SUPPORTED
OPENINGS OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE CENTERS SUPPORTED
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