Digitization of Ukrainian municipalities: leaders of digital transformation discussed possibilities and prospects
Digitization of Ukrainian municipalities: leaders of digital transformation discussed possibilities and prospects

Date: 17.03.2023

Author: Maryana Semenyshyn

Photo: "SocialBoost"

The program “Accelerator of Digital Resilience “Hromada 4.0”, developed by the international organization SocialBoost with the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and U-LEAD with Europe, has been launched. Digital transformation leaders discussed the role of digitalization in rebuilding and restoring municipalities.

On March 15, digitalization experts gathered to discuss the role of information technologies in the sustainable development of Ukrainian municipalities at a meeting dedicated to the launch of the “Accelerator of Digital Resilience “Hromada 4.0” program. The event was broadcast on U-LEAD's Facebook page.

The undeniable success of information technologies in the matters of Ukraine’s sustainability determined the importance for Ukrainian hromadas to follow the path of digitalization. Valeriya Ionan, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine for European Integration, noted the great progress of the national digital movement:

“We are building the most convenient digital state in the world free from bureaucracy and corruption, open to absolutely everyone. Regional digital transformation remains an important direction for us. CDTOs (Chief digital transformation officers) who work at the level of ministries, regional executive administrations, cities and municipalities are people who drive digital transformation forward. Our big goal is to make such people appear in every region, so training digital leaders is a huge priority for us”.

The participation of municipalities in major state initiatives is of key importance. This was emphasized by Oleksandra Azarkhina, Deputy Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine:

“Decentralization is one of the most natural phenomena in Ukraine: for years we had very weak central institutions and strong horizontal connections. The war emphasized that the informal connections formed from the bottom up are the basis of our resilience. We are currently working on two large-scale products: an electronic reconstruction management system and a geo-information system for regional development. These two tools will help us revolutionize decision-making in the state. But we really need hromadas’ support, because their proactive involvement in the implementation is the basis for success”.

Full-scale war caused new challenges of digital transformation for municipalities. Natalia Starostenko, Sector Manager of Regional and Local Development at the EU Delegation to Ukraine, noted:

“With the full-scale Russian invasion and its aftermath, digitization efforts in Ukraine have taken on a new meaning — digital transformation for recovery and reconstruction. Undoubtedly, municipalities are at the very center of both planning and implementation processes. Their role is decisive in formulating the needs of citizens and developing reconstruction projects adapted to these requests”.

Urgent tasks facing municipalities now, in times of war, require an extensive digital toolkit. This was emphasized by Bastian Veigel, Programme Director of U-LEAD with Europe:

“The consequences of the full-scale Russian invasion are prompting municipalities to optimize their processes, connect with residents, be more efficient in providing services, and protect access to data. Moreover, digitalization is crucial when it comes to recovery and reconstruction. Thanks to the new program, we will enable hromadas to be competent in the field of data collection and analysis, development of inclusive services for citizens, development of partnerships and connections with stakeholders in the country and beyond, and most importantly, to think about how to better rebuild Ukraine”.

Institutional organizations, including ministries, public institutions, and international partners, cooperate in efforts for sustainable development of municipalities. The interaction of all interested parties was discussed by the participants at the panel discussion, which was moderated by the ex-director of Prozorro, Vasyl Zadvorny. For the Ministry of Digital Transformation, Valeriya Ionan identified the training of digital transformation leaders, audit and development of road maps for municipalities, development of basic digital infrastructure as priority tasks. Oleksandra Azarkhina presented a detailed plan for the creation of a hromada reconstruction strategy by the Ministry for Recovery. Maryana Semenyshyn, Team Leader at Sustainable Development Unit of U-LEAD with Europe, spoke about U-LEAD’s priorities in supporting municipalities on their way to recovery and reconstruction. Yurii Fomichev, head of Slavutych municipality, emphasized the importance of interaction between local authorities and residents in order to form relevant requests and develop the necessary digital projects.

Undoubtedly, government institutions make a big contribution to creating opportunities for digital transformation. In order to investigate the activities of digital innovators in the regions, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, together with the East Europe Foundation and the Deloitte company, developed the digital transformation index of the regions. Analyst Tetyana Prykhodko said that the index contains 5 main blocks: digital economy, digital infrastructure, development of digital skills, digitalization of public services, as well as digital transformation in local government. Each of the components provides indicators, the sum of which determines the hromada’s place in the rating. The tool is completely free for use by every municipality of Ukraine and will allow to make a comprehensive assessment of municipality’s digitization, in particular, it will be useful for both residents and representatives of government bodies, as well as businesses, investors and donors.

In order to help the leaders of digital transformation to form concepts and implement digital projects, the international organization SocialBoost, which for many years has been engaged in the creation and implementation of digital services for municipalities and their residents, with the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and U-LEAD with Europe launched the Accelerator of Digital Resilience “Hromada 4.0” program. Executive Director of SocialBoost, Viktor Gursky, told how, due to the acceleration, the participating hromadas will join the national digital movement.

“In the “Hromada 4.0” program, we use the experience gained over ten years of work on acceleration programs for the commercial and public sectors. Our main goal is to help municipalities create pilot-ready digital projects. In addition, we strive to develop the digital skills of the participants, provide the leaders of digital transformation with an understanding of the national digitalization strategy, encourage the exchange of experience in a circle of like-minded people – with activists, colleagues, experts, representatives of ministries”.

Immediately after the event, the acceleration teams started working on their own projects. Over the next five months, municipalities will work with design thinking to develop and test resident-focused products.

Information about the program developments and the successes of the participants will be published on the website and Facebook page of “Hromada 4.0”.

The program “Accelerator of Digital Resilience “Hromada 4.0” is implemented by the international organization SocialBoost with the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and U-LEAD with Europe.

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01.12.2023
The municipality of Vorokhta partnered with the Romanian commune of Ciugud
Ukrainian municipalities continue to develop international partnerships with the support of U-LEAD with Europe.
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29.11.2023
New requirements for providing bomb shelters in municipalities: clarification of U-LEAD experts
New requirements for providing bomb shelters came into force on the 1st of November. How will these innovations affect their reconstruction and overhaul? What additional restrictions should local self-government bodies keep in mind when equipping protective facilities from now on?
#legislation
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28.11.2023
Expert: Municipalities can allocate the free balance of the budget only to certain directions
The President of Ukraine signed Law No. 3428-IX “On Amendments to Section VI of the Budget Code of Ukraine on Ensuring the Support of the State’s Defence Capabilities and the Development of the Defence and Industrial Complex of Ukraine” dated 8 November 2023. This Law lists directions for the municipalities to allocate free local budget balances under martial law.
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24.11.2023
Natalia Petrenko: In our village, the invaders tore off the stickers of European donors
An interview with Head of the Shulginka Rural Military Administration and representative of the All-Ukrainian Association of ATCs, who took part in the ACT NOW conference in Brussels.
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21.11.2023
Energy projects in municipalities are long-term, complex, and demanding
For almost a year, the U-LEAD Program has been teaching municipalities how to implement energy security. At the final information sessions, the participants consolidated the skills of writing energy projects and submitting grant applications.
#energy security
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17.11.2023
Decolonisation of toponyms: To be implemented by municipalities by January 2024
How exactly should local self-government bodies implement the Law of Ukraine “On Condemnation and Prohibition of Propaganda of Russian Imperial Policy in Ukraine and Decolonisation of Toponymy”.
#derussification
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16.11.2023
Successes of the municipalities of Poltava Oblast in attracting investments
How to attract international investments to the municipality? In Poltava Oblast, specialists of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme teach this, and all 60 municipalities of the region are encouraged to cooperate. And the municipalities of Karliv and Nekhvoroshcha on a competitive basis won the opportunity to study at the program "Steps for specialists. Project cycle management".
#investment
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15.11.2023
Annual meeting at "Bridges of Trust": we support sustainability and cooperation
A large meeting in Brussels brought together representatives of European and Ukrainian municipalities, public associations and mayors of European cities in an effort to strengthen international cooperation.
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15.11.2023
Magdeburg law in Ukraine: the historical roots of decentralisation
Center for Medieval Exhibitions and GIZ signed a cooperation agreement to convey the history of Magdeburg law in Ukraine.
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31.10.2023
Business-friendly municipality: How and why should municipalities work on projects to support and develop entrepreneurship?
Read about how local self-government bodies can attract funds from international funds for their own projects and develop the capacity to use these funds.
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31.10.2023
Municipalities of the Poltava Oblast learn about the measures that should be taken to ensure the safety of participants in the educational process
What are the requirements for arranging a safe space in educational institutions, and which premises cannot be used as a bomb shelter? Experts of the Main Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in the Poltava Oblast provided appropriate clarifications to the municipalities of the Poltava Oblast. The event was supported by U-LEAD.
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26.10.2023
U-LEAD meets the needs of Donetsk Oblast's municipalities and keeps supporting them institutionally
The Programme supports municipalities in all government-controlled areas of Ukraine.
#war
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25.10.2023
Municipalities of Ternopil and Rivne Oblasts study the work of utility institutions in Prykarpattia
Participants of the experience exchange visit, organised by the U-LEAD with Europe Programme, studied the practices of municipal management through utilities and institutions in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast.
#community dialog
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24.10.2023
Completion and results of the Programme “Steps for Specialists. Interaction of Local Self-Government Bodies and Volunteer Associations”
At the final event of the training programme, the experts summed up the results, and the participants of the initiative shared the development of volunteer spaces in their municipalities.
#news
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20.10.2023
Four new Digital Learning Centres “Beehive” (“Vulyk”) started their work in test mode in the Kharkiv region
The U-LEAD initiative envisages the creation of 25 DLCs in the Mykolaiv, Kharkiv, Kyiv and Chernihiv regions to improve access to digital education.
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19.10.2023
Experience Sharing Network “Creating a Plan for Communication of Changes in the Municipality” had its final event.
U-LEAD’s initiative helped 48 municipalities develop effective communication tools and create plans for communication of changes.
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17.10.2023
Provision of municipal services in wartime: an experience exchange visit for the municipalities from three oblasts began in the Poltava Oblast
Representatives of municipalities from the Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia Oblasts were introduced to the Poltava Oblast as part of an experience exchange visit, where they had a chance to study the practices of providing municipal services in wartime and discuss the possibilities of implementing the existing experiences in providing municipal services into the everyday work of the local self-government.
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16.10.2023
Khmelnytskyi hosted a reception for colleagues from Volyn and Ternopil municipalities
Municipality representatives from these two regions spent three days studying development practices and projects in Khmelnytskyi. The "Building trust as an effective tool for community development" experience exchange visit was organized by the "U-LEAD with Europe" Program.
#communications
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10.10.2023
Municipalities of Bukovyna share their experience of countering war challenges
During a three-day visit organised by the U-LEAD with Europe Programme, delegations from Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk Oblasts got acquainted with the experience of municipalities in Chernivtsi Oblast.
#communications
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06.10.2023
October 17 – final event “Hromada 4.0” acceleration program
On 17 October 2023, the participating municipalities will present digital solutions for improving municipal management, increasing cyber security, and business development.
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29.09.2023
Fire brigades strengthen the capacity of municipalities
Following the dialogue event organised by U-LEAD, the municipalities found effective solutions, worked out their own vision and saw the expediency of creating local fire brigades.
#volunteer fire brigades
#communications
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28.09.2023
Building dialogues between the municipality and the authorities: What is important for Ukrainian municipalities in war and post-war times?
Press Release of the project “Laboratories of Creative Dialogue in Municipalities”, implemented by the Association of Public Initiatives of Ukraine with the support of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme.
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22.09.2023
Representatives of municipalities of the Lviv and Zakarpattia Oblasts paid a study visit to the Volyn Oblast
Another offline experience exchange visit was held with the support of U-LEAD with Europe. Representatives of municipalities of the Lviv and Zakarpattia Oblasts studied the best practices of support and cooperation with the business community in municipalities of the Volyn Oblast.
#intermunicipal cooperation
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22.09.2023
The visit to Dnipro Oblast resulted in six agreements on cooperation
Representatives of 20 municipalities took part in a seminar on implementing a food security programme, discussed the theory with experts, and gained practical experience in Pokrovska municipality, where they signed an agreement on cooperation.
#intermunicipal cooperation
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22.09.2023
Renewable energy sources are important elements of the energy security of municipalities
U-LEAD held a number of events dedicated to renewable energy sources and engaged energy efficiency experts to work with municipalities.
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21.09.2023
Healthcare, education, social protection and waste management: Vinnytsia Oblast municipalities share their experience
With the support of U-LEAD, during several days, rural, settlement and city mayors from Cherkasy and Kirovohrad Oblasts exchanged their experience and studied the best practices of service provision in three municipalities of Vinnytsia Oblast.
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19.09.2023
We invite municipalities to online consultations on social protection!
The Partnership for Every Child and the U-LEAD with Europe Programe will hold online consultations on the organization of the social protection system, social work, provision of social services and child protection.
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19.09.2023
9 steps for project cycle managers in project teams
On the first seminar of the new training program from U-LEAD "Steps for specialists: Project cycle management-2023" and about the nine steps into which our experts divided it.
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07.09.2023
Municipalities from Kherson, Khmelnytskyi and Zakarpattia Oblasts share their experience of energy independence
With the support of U-LEAD, municipalities from the south and west of Ukraine implement projects to improve energy security. They told colleagues from other municipalities about their experience of using renewable energy sources.
#energy security
#news
#heating
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05.09.2023
Lakes and ponds, waterworks, aquaculture: How to manage "water resources" for municipalities
The participants of the "Coffee with Experts" discussion, hosted by the U-LEAD with Europe Regional Office in Odesa Oblast, learned about the management, and history of local water resources and the reform process in this area.
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28.08.2023
Municipalities and U-LEAD experts analyzed the innovations in legislation in the field of water resources management
During the event in the Coffee with Experts format, the municipalities of the Poltava, Kharkiv and Cherkasy Oblasts spoke with U-LEAD experts on Spatial Planning and Natural Resource Management about the updates in the water resources management legislation and approaches to water resources management.
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25.08.2023
Representatives of municipalities of the Chernivtsi and Khmelnytskyi Oblasts paid a study visit to the Ternopil Oblast
Local munisipalities willingly shared their achievements, implemented projects and plans for the near future with the delegation of heads and deputies of communities from Khmelnytskyi and Chernivtsi oblasts.
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25.08.2023
Can the municipality finance the needs of the military at the expense of local budgets? U-LEAD clarifies
At the event for Cherkasy municipalities, a hot topic was discussed: solving financial issues under martial law. The participants familiarized themselves with changes in the legislation in the spheres of financial and budgetary relations of the local government, worked out urgent issues of the implementation of the powers of the local government and discussed the powers to finance the needs of the military at the expense of local budgets.
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21.08.2023
More than 300 municipal agricultural enterprises were created in the municipalities to increase food security
Unfortunately, as a rule, they cannot take advantage of grants from the state, and this situation needs to change. It is also necessary to develop small businesses in order to process the received raw materials into products.
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21.08.2023
The war wrecks local budgets of municipalities of the Kherson oblast
U-LEAD experts analysed the budgets of 49 municipalities in the region over the period of 6 months of 2023: although some municipalities have more than met their targets, the overall situation is grim.
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18.08.2023
Firefighters of Odesa Oblast get assistance from Slovenia
The municipality of Tolmin sent protective suits and equipment to the firefighters of Berezivka municipality.
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01.08.2023
U-LEAD teach municipality representatives to build internal and external communication
“U-LEAD with Europe” continue to work with municipalities over a quality communication system. For this purpose, a series of educational events called “Interaction for Changes” was launched.
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27.07.2023
Stabilisation of the local budget: The Vilnyanska municipality experience
As a result of participating in the U-LEAD with Europe's Budget Stabilisation Plan training programme for financiers, the Vilnyanska municipality of Zaporizhzhia Oblast managed to increase budget revenues for the first half of 2023 by 2.5% of the targets.
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26.07.2023
U-LEAD organised a visit to exchange experiences between the municipalities of the Poltava and Cherkasy oblasts
The purpose of the visit is to share best practices in the organisation of municipal services of self-government bodies in wartime.
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14.07.2023
On the simplified procedure for local taxes and fees for the period of martial law
The participants of the information session, held by U-LEAD in partnership with the Southern Interregional Department of the State Regulatory Service of Ukraine, learned about the peculiarities of regulatory policy during the war, the possibility for local councils to adopt acts under a simplified procedure, as well as the pitfalls of such indulgences.
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10.07.2023
Analytics: Coordination of Reconstruction and Recovery with the Regional Development Policy in Ukraine
This new research by Janez Sustersic covers the combination of the reconstruction effort in Ukraine with the policy of its regional development, vertical and horizontal coordination, available financial instruments and planning for recovery at the regional and local levels.
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07.07.2023
Report: Towards achieving 'strategies of gain' in post-war Ukraine
This material is an abridged version of the Report on local self-government reform in post-war Ukraine, namely on current strategies for reconstruction in the context of emergency situations and taking the locality into account (in English only).
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06.07.2023
Facilitating IDP business relocation: economically empowered municipalities
This article is about the organisation of IDP business development work in municipalities and the benefits of such cooperation, opportunities for IDPs, as well as for municipal residents and war veterans to start their own businesses, as well as about government and international grant assistance in this process.
#war
#internally displaced persons
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04.07.2023
The Law “On Waste Management” enters into force
U-LEAD experts offer you an infographic dedicated to the related changes, requirements and responsibilities of local governments.
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04.07.2023
How to deal if a local government employee stayed in the temporarily occupied territory and was forced to obtain a Russian passport?
U-LEAD experts provided explanations on personnel issues related to the work of local self-government under occupation.
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23.06.2023
48 municipalities to develop municipal energy plans supported by U-LEAD experts
Follow our article to learn about the competitive selection to participate in the network for these plans' development, the winners and their opportunities from cooperation with U-LEAD.
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21.06.2023
U-LEAD with Europe jointly with tax authorities explains peculiarities of taxes and fees payment under martial law to municipalities of Kharkiv Oblast
During the joint information session, the U-LEAD with Europe Regional Office and the Main Department of the State Tax Service in Kharkiv Oblast discussed changes to the tax legislation under martial law and the ability of local self-government representatives to ensure the flow of their own resources to local budgets.
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15.06.2023
Social dormitories: How municipality may provide IDPs with housing
The participants of the informational session, organised by the U-LEAD with Europe Programme, found out about the transformation of ordinary housing into social one and the conditions for internally displaced persons to receive it.
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06.06.2023
Memoranda on the reconstruction of schools damaged by the war were concluded
Charitable organization “Charity Foundation “Brave” signed memoranda with six municipalities of Kyiv and Chernihiv regions on reconstructing schools that suffered from full-scale Russian invasion in 2022-2023. Schools will be repaired within the program U-LEAD with Europe with the financial support of the Service of Foreign Policy Instruments of the European Commission.
#international cooperation
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31.05.2023
A U-LEAD expert answers questions about the duration of the educational process, returning students and grading them
Completion of the 2022-2023 academic year, grading students who studied in two different schools, how the final grades are calculated — read the article to find out about all this and more.
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31.05.2023
With the support of U-LEAD, a municipality from the Kherson oblast is recovering its energy independence
The Beryslav municipality will create an enterprise for the production of fuel briquettes from straw to supply heating to a kindergarten. They will also implement an energy management system and scale up the experience of using biofuel to other municipal institutions and households in the region.
#energy security
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30.05.2023
Expert: Despite the war, municipalities must release public information as per the laws
Read more to learn about the balance between transparency and security, requirements for local self-government to release information under martial law and the use of the “three-fold test” in this process, as well as how the municipalities can determine whether to restrict access to the information.
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30.05.2023
Experience Sharing Network “Development of the Municipal Safe Environment Programme” has been launched
Over the course of four months, 24 municipalities, together with U-LEAD experts, will develop solutions for organising safe environments in their territories. This experience will become a road map for the implementation of safety measures for other municipalities.
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26.05.2023
The Agrarian Service was launched in the Znob-Novhorodske municipality with the support of U-LEAD
The Agrarian Service is created to help the municipality with land cultivation, support their food self-sufficiency and mitigate the consequences of war. The project is a continuation of the municipality’s cooperation with the U-LEAD Programme: the first stage involved the development of the Food Security Programme, and the second stage was the creation of the Agrarian Service Service as part of the implementation of the Programme.
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26.05.2023
Ukrainian municipal representatives trained in Danish municipalities and studied their experience
Specialists from nine Ukrainian municipalities spent a week in the Danish municipality of Guldborgsund, where they completed an internship and got acquainted with its work.
#international cooperation
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23.05.2023
24 municipalities will exchange experience in creating a safe space
U-LEAD with Europe sincerely congratulates 24 municipalities-winners of the competitive selection for participation in the experience exchange network on creating a safe space.
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22.05.2023
Municipalities establish cooperation with the Economic Security Bureau of Ukraine with the support of U-LEAD with Europe
The Programme helped their representatives to discuss potential avenues of interaction. The key directions of the cooperation should be economic security and an increase of revenues to local budgets.
#economy
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19.05.2023
Practical advice for employers when using e-services of the Pension Fund of Ukraine
U-LEAD with Europe held an info session where the participants learned about the innovations of the e-services of the Pension Fund of Ukraine and the features of the e-sick leave service, learned about typical errors when filling out e-documents and clarified how to settle sick leave.
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#legislation
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17.05.2023
Municipalities can improve their energy efficiency now
Participants of the training course “Municipal Energy Security” learned about practical solutions, recommendations and trends of energy consumption.
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15.05.2023
The war affects education: What is the educational and psychological damage?
How to properly end the most difficult school year in our history, and should local self-government compensate children for lost opportunities?
#war
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11.05.2023
U-LEAD launched a new communication format between the National Health Service of Ukraine and the founders of healthcare facilities
The participants of the “Dialogues with the National Health Service of Ukraine” discussed the further stages of the transformation of the health care system, the functioning of healthcare facilities and the provision of services in the conditions of a full-scale war.
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05.05.2023
The activity of the "Creative Dialogue Labs Project " has begun: what issues concern municipalities the most
Land improvement and waste disposal, the introduction of STEM education in municipalities, creation of youth councils or school parliaments and even the discussion of the municipal brand — are but a few topics that got the meetings going in municipalities participating in the Creative Dialogue Labs Project implemented by the Public Initiatives of Ukraine Association with the support of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme.
#news
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04.05.2023
48 municipalities are working on creating effective internal control and audit systems
With the help of U-LEAD, finance teams are preparing documents that will meet all up-to-date budget legislation requirements.
#news
#local budgets
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03.05.2023
Municipality of Tsyrkuny, Kharkiv oblast, received over EUR 30,000 worth of international aid from U-LEAD
The territory of the Tsyrkuny Village Council was significantly damaged during the war, as the municipality was occupied from the first day of the invasion and has been under constant shelling since the liberation.
#international support
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03.05.2023
Development of Municipal Energy Plans: U-LEAD announces open call for the support programme.
From November 2024, the MEP will become a mandatory municipal document. U-LEAD offers support and expert guidance to municipalities selected in an open competition to develop this Plan. Municipalities will begin the development in June and present their MEPs at the national level in October.
#training programmes
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03.05.2023
Municipality of Batiovo is to create logistics hubs
U-LEAD is helping develop an investment passport for a municipality with a unique location and strategic transportation hubs.
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#investment passport
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27.04.2023
Interaction of LSGs and volunteers: enrolment to the new U-LEAD Training Program starts
Are there volunteer initiatives and associations in your municipality, but you don't know how to interact with them effectively? Do you want to improve cooperation with volunteers so that their activity continues after our Victory, but do not understand how to establish communication? Join the U-LEAD training program and build partnerships with volunteers!
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26.04.2023
Evacuation of the population: municipalities must have a set of documents ready
Read an interview with a member of the U-LEAD Working Group on Civil Protection and Public Safety about the requirements to the local self-government bodies for the arrangement of evacuation measures.
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10.04.2023
Training programme “Steps for Specialists. Staffing Issues in Local Self-Government under Martial Law” has been launched
Participants from 100 municipalities from all over Ukraine, selected on a competitive basis, will spend the next 8 weeks in comprehensive training.
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25.04.2023
Updated initiative “Steps for Specialists. Designing a Municipal Development Strategy” is launched
U-LEAD is reviving the Municipal Development Strategy Programme, which was suspended due to the outbreak of full-scale war.
#news
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25.04.2023
Municipality in the Zakarpattia oblast to install a solar power plant
The project on the introduction of a local renewable energy network and an energy management system can become a blueprint for other municipalities of the oblast.
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21.04.2023
At the House of Decentralisation, heads of Ukrainian municipalities met with representatives of the German government
Representatives of the German Ministry, the German Embassy and mayors from three different oblasts met at the office of U-LEAD and discussed the wartime challenges and the principles of future reconstruction.
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#international cooperation
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19.04.2023
A project to strengthen local food security launched in the Volyn oblast
It will help the people of the Ustyluh municipality to breed cows and profit from selling milk.
#food security
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18.04.2023
Expert support of municipalities in the development of a municipal energy plan — selection of participants has begun
U-LEAD is launching a four-month support program for municipalities that want to develop a quality Energy Plan with expert support.
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14.04.2023
Municipalities from six oblasts will be eligible for the Interreg NEXT Poland-Ukraine 2021-2027 programme
A large cross-border cooperation programme will finance their Environment and Healthcare projects with EU funding.
#announcements
#international cooperation
#grant
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12.04.2023
Introduction of the minimum tax liability will increase revenues to municipal budgets
U-LEAD adviser explains how the new Law No. 1914 affects the Tax Code, changes for agricultural land tenants and how to pay the minimum tax liability correctly.
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11.04.2023
9 municipalities to introduce energy management systems
In light of Russian aggression, energy efficiency and a frugal approach to the use of resources are more relevant than ever.
#news
#international cooperation
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05.04.2023
48 municipalities joined the Network to learn proper communication
Participants are learning models of communication strategies and creating individual plans.
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04.04.2023
Chortkiv municipality to receive over UAH 5,000,000
The funds intended for the purchase of machinery and equipment for municipal institutions will be allocated by the Government of Germany thanks to the cooperation between Chortkiv and a German city.
#international support
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03.04.2023
Agrarian Service will be established in the Sumy oblast
Municipal food security is still among the most important directions for U-LEAD.
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03.04.2023
"IDPs - are our people!" - online visit to Nekhvoroshcha
Visit a municipality that has a strategic approach to working with IDPs.
#internally displaced persons
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31.03.2023
Municipalities need to introduce the teacher certification procedure
U-LEAD experts help municipalities develop modern approaches and methods for improving the system of educational services.
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30.03.2023
In 2022, 14 municipalities of the Zhytomyr oblast received almost EUR 1,000,000 in aid from U-LEAD
These were mainly packages with equipment and materials for stabilising the energy system and assisting in housing IDPs.
#news
#training programmes
#finances
#local budgets
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29.03.2023
Why do municipalities need energy policies?
A series of educational and advisory events on energy security continues.
#energy security
#advice
#war
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28.03.2023
Teofipol municipality to build a greenhouse
U-LEAD is funding a project that will take local food security to the next level
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27.03.2023
U-LEAD announces the selection among officials of local self-government bodies to participate in the experience exchange Network
The topic of the Network: Activities of working groups on the creation of internal control and audit systems in municipalities"
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27.03.2023
New law gave municipalities additional tools for fire brigades
U-LEAD presents the changes in legislation and explains their significance.
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#legislation
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24.03.2023
Generators in the summer for electricity in the winter
How a municipality in the Vinnytsia region sheltered IDPs and kept them from giving up hope in the darkest winter hour
#war
#energy security
#emergency aid
#internally displaced persons
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23.03.2023
The “Laboratories of Creative Dialogue” project was launched in the Chernihiv oblast
Local self-government and municipal residents rediscover communication with the help of U-LEAD
#news
#steps for specialists
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21.03.2023
The Programme “Steps for Specialists. Organising Work with IDPs – 2023” has been launched and is in full swing
Participants from the Vinnytsia oblast talk about their experiences.
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#internally displaced persons
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21.03.2023
Stage 2 of the training programme “Steps for Specialists. Mobility” has been launched
U-LEAD is committed to training municipalities in writing mobility-related project proposals.
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21.03.2023
In 2022, the municipalities of the Chernihiv oblast received almost EUR 1 million in aid from U-LEAD
Equipment and materials to stabilise the energy infrastructure and assist in the housing of IDPs were the most expensive.
#news
#training programmes
#finances
#local budgets
#emergency aid
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20.03.2023
12 municipalities will improve their waste management systems
The project is part of the second stage of the training programme “Steps for Specialists”.
#waste management
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15.03.2023
How can a municipality form its energy security policy?
U-LEAD talks about infrastructure modernisation and launching the municipality’s own energy generation.
#energy security
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14.03.2023
Certification of local self-government officials under martial law
U-LEAD experts discussed its procedure.
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10.03.2023
Municipalities of the Zhytomyr oblast won EUR 50,000 each for two business support projects
A total of 20 Ukrainian municipalities have passed the competitive selection process and are eligible for similar grants.
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10.03.2023
Shevchenkove Municipality Implemented a Project on Energy Independence with the Support of U-LEAD
They launched the production of their own fuel resource with the help of equipment developed by a student of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.
#heating
#energy security
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09.03.2023
How does martial law affect access to public information? U-LEAD experts explain
Since the outset of the full-scale invasion, information security, protection of personal data and counteracting misinformation in the municipalities have become critical challenges for local self-government.
#war
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09.03.2023
With U-LEAD’s support, the Krupets, Hannopil and Berezdiv municipalities will grow energy crops
Three municipalities in the Khmelnytskyi oblast will receive UAH 2 million for growing energy willow, which will be used for heating utility companies.
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02.03.2023
Business Support Centres explained by U-LEAD
The Programme helps municipalities understand the main steps for setting them up.
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01.03.2023
Assessing the effectiveness of budget programmes: procedure during martial law
This topic was discussed at the event “Implementation of Passports of Budget Programmes: Reporting and Performance Assessment” held by U-LEAD for the municipalities of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Sumy, Poltava and Cherkasy oblasts.
#local budgets
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01.03.2023
A municipality in the Mykolaiv oblast presented investment proposals to European partners
Kobleve delegation took part in the ReBuild Ukraine 2023 international forum in Warsaw. Together with his colleagues, the head of the municipality, Volodymyr Panych, presented the investment potential to prospective international partners and discussed the need to recover and develop the affected areas.
#investment
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28.02.2023
A series of educational and advisory events on energy security in municipalities launched
Experts will help analyse their energy potential, determine goals for increasing the level of energy security and navigate the expediency of renewable energy projects.
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28.02.2023
Prohibition or permission to travel abroad. Who in the municipalities is affected by the new Law?
The Government has amended the rules for crossing the border, introducing a number of restrictions that also affect local self-government.
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27.02.2023
About territories where you can not pay some types of taxes - a conversation with experts in the Kharkiv oblast
The regional office of the Programme, together with the Main Department of the State Tax Service in the Kharkiv oblast, organised an information session for more than 40 municipalities.
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24.02.2023
Yurii Bova: Strong local self-government as a fundament for Ukraine’s resilience – the case of Trostianets
A year of full-scale war in Ukraine has passed. These were 12 months of very intensive combat on the frontlines, but at the same time this war demonstrated heroic resistance and resilience of many Ukrainian civilians and their municipalities. Among the most crucial pillars of Ukraine’s defense is local self-government.
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23.02.2023
People’s diplomacy: demonstrations in support of Ukraine will be held in the cities of the world; Ukrainians abroad are welcome to join
From 23 to 26 February, demonstrations in support of Ukraine will be held in 95 cities of 29 countries.
#international cooperation
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23.02.2023
Twinning cooperation between Guldborgsund and 9 Ukrainian municipalities is going strong
3rd Steering Group Meeting marked an important milestone of the project and demonstrated willingness of all the parties for further cooperation.
#international cooperation
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22.02.2023
Project managers of Radomyshl municipality attracted UAH 2.59 million in 2022
There is a lot to learn from local experts and entrepreneurs.
#grant
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21.02.2023
U-LEAD continues to assist in building “Bridges of Trust”
This time, municipal representatives from five oblasts took part in a large info session on building international partnerships.
#partnership
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20.02.2023
Project “Fire Fighters. Improving Civil Defence in Ukraine at the Local Level”
Under this project, U-LEAD and its partners help municipalities create volunteer fire brigades.
#volunteer fire brigades
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16.02.2023
U-LEAD experts in partnership with the State Tax Service explain legislative innovations to municipalities
The U-LEAD with Europe Programme works together with partners to improve the tax culture of the population and the businesses community.
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16.02.2023
U-LEAD experts explained to municipalities the procedure for allocating land shares under martial law
The procedure for allocating land shares became a topic for discussion at Coffee with Experts, an event held by the Regional Office of U-LEAD with Europe in the Zaporizhzhia oblast.
#land lease
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13.02.2023
How to stabilise the municipal budget system? Tips from U-LEAD
Finance professionals of 40 municipalities from all over the country gained practical skills in developing and implementing measures to stabilise the financial situation of municipalities.
#finances
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#local budgets
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10.02.2023
Municipality of Dobrovelychkivka seeks investors for the development of lithium deposits
The municipality studied important factors for attracting investments such as communication, logistics and human resources and analysed prospective directions of economic growth. The findings were combined into an investment passport, which was developed together with U-LEAD experts.
#investment
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10.02.2023
The municipality of Ozerna created a youth space and opened a film studio
The Ozerna municipality in the Ternopil region won a grant for establishing a modern youth space and launching a media centre for the local youth. Experts of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme provided consulting support for the preparation of the project application by public activists of Ozerna.
#news
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09.02.2023
A municipality in the Odesa oblast encourages the creation of new jobs for IDPs
With U-LEAD’s support, the Tarutyne Village Council has developed a programme for the integration of internally displaced persons, which includes a number of measures for the employment and retraining of personnel and their accommodation in the municipality.
#internally displaced persons
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06.02.2023
The municipality of Zaporizhzhia oblast is to create a board and care home for seniors and a hotel with a restaurant immediately after the Victory
The municipality is relying on its tourist and recreational potential and attracting investments for the development of its economy. Proposals for business and an overview of resources were combined into the investment passport of the municipality.
#investment passport
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02.02.2023
U-LEAD helped a municipality in the Odesa oblast to develop an IDP integration programme
The Tairove Village Council developed and adopted the Programme of Support and Integration of Internally Displaced Persons for 2023. The document creates conditions for financing measures aimed at supporting IDPs.
#news
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01.02.2023
Legislative support: municipalities can establish local and volunteer fire brigades
Read more to learn about the latest changes in legislation, organisation and support of local fire and rescue units.
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31.01.2023
The time of digital changes: a new opportunity for digitalisation of Ukrainian municipalities
The international organization SocialBoost together with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and under support of U-LEAD with Europe Programme is launching acceleration programme for municipalities which will help to develop and implement digital transformation projects.
#MinDigit
#digital transformation
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31.01.2023
U-LEAD trains municipalities to create budget programme passports under martial law
The Programme experts are committed to providing advisory support in various areas of municipal life in wartime.
#local budgets
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26.01.2023
Advantages of decentralisation: most municipalities of Luhansk oblast have resumed educational process
Twenty municipalities of the Luhansk oblast received educational subventions and continue to provide educational services, despite the war and the temporary occupation of part of the region. This became possible thanks to the relocation of local self-government to safer regions of the country and the opportunities provided by the decentralisation of power.
#education
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25.01.2023
Novopokrovka municipality seeking investors for mutually beneficial implementation of business ideas
U-LEAD experts helped the Novopokrovka municipality to develop an investment passport. The document offers a summary of land plots and prospective real estate in the municipality, as well as specific substantiated business ideas for potential investors.
#news
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18.01.2023
U-LEAD helps the municipality in Odesa to create a favourable business environment
Maintaining and improving the business climate remains an important priority for municipalities even in the face of war. A fair square project was developed in the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi municipality.
#news
#steps for specialists
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17.01.2023
A mobile medical team operates in Kuty municipality
The Kuty municipality in the Ivano-Frankivsk region was awarded a grant and received a modern ambulance. The ambulance for the Kuty City Hospital was handed over by the Representative Office of Médecins du Monde – Greece. Experts of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme helped Kuty municipality prepare the grant application.
#healthcare
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17.01.2023
How to participate in the EU-funded Digital Europe Programme: examples of projects, open tenders, preparation of a project application
U-LEAD experts prepared a summary of the materials basen on the information session "How to participate in the Digital Europe Programme".
#digitalization
#digital transformation
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13.01.2023
Znob-Novhorodske municipality developed a food security programme with the support of U-LEAD
Ukrainian municipalities continue to establish a food security system on the ground with the help of U-LEAD with Europe experts.
#food safety
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30.12.2022
Municipalities prepared 57 investment passports with U-LEAD's support
In 2022, municipalities prepared 57 investment passports with the expert support of U-LEAD.
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27.12.2022
Local economy in the conditions of war and post-war recovery: 60 municipalities passed U-LEAD's training
While “rear” municipalities need solutions to establish cooperation with relocated businesses and create jobs for IDPs, in the eastern or northern regions, there is a need to rebuild the destroyed infrastructure and restore economic activity.
#news
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23.12.2022
Berezhany municipality establishes a partnership with Spanish municipality of Zafra
Ukrainian municipalities continue to seek out international partners with the support of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme.
#international cooperation
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23.12.2022
The level of support for decentralisation in Ukraine has reached a record high!
76.5% of the population of Ukraine believe that the reform of local self-government and territorial organization of power (known as decentralisation) should be continued and that the reform played a positive role in resisting the full-scale Russian invasion.
#survey
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20.12.2022
Organisation of the process of debris management in municipalities: first steps to be taken
U-LEAD with Europe Programme helps municipalities to overcome daily negative consequences of the aggression of the russian federation (rf). The issue of debris management requires special attention among many other consequences and challenges.
#waste management
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19.12.2022
Updates in the Regulation of Land Relations — Explained by U-LEAD Experts
The new law, among other things, restores land auctions for the transfer of agricultural land plots for use and partially restores the possibility of free privatisation for real estate owners.
#land reform
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16.12.2022
Kalush Municipality Develops Cooperation with the Italian Municipality of Quartu Sant’Elena
Thanks to the Bridges of Trust initiative launched within the U-LEAD with Europe Programme, municipalities of Ukraine are finding new partner municipalities from the European Union.
#international cooperation
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09.12.2022
Kuty municipality to develop cooperation with an Italian municipality
With the support of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme, Ukrainian municipalities find new partners from the EU countries. The first online meeting of the head of the Kuty municipality and representatives of the Italian comune of Collesano took place recently.
#Italy
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12.12.2022
Generators provided by U-LEAD work at the Points of Invincibility in Dashiv
Back in the summer, the Dashiv municipality received 9 generators from U-LEAD as emergency support. Today, they are used in the Points of Invincibility.
#news
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12.12.2022
“Bridges of Trust”: oriented towards practical cooperation
On 9 December, during World for Ukraine Summit that took place in Rzeszów, Poland, Deputy Director of the U-LEAD with Europe, Andrej Horvath, presented the Bridges of Trust Initiative. The high-level panel was focused on the role of municipal partnerships in the recovery of Ukraine.
#bridges of trust
#international cooperation
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08.12.2022
The Romny municipality is starting a partnership with the Italian comune of Monreale
The first online meeting of heads of municipalities and their teams was recently held with the support of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme. At the meeting, future partners discussed concrete steps for further establishment of close cooperation.
#bridges of trust
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01.12.2022
How can municipalities recover documents lost due to the war?
U-LEAD experts answer this question.
#advice
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30.11.2022
Municipalities Are Learning to Provide Their Residents with Shelters
The need for protective structures, their types and construction-related legislation in the latest U-LEAD information session.
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29.11.2022
Women’s Leadership in Wartime: Contributing to Victory at the Local Level
Read our big article to learn about the challenges of the great war, the work of female heads of municipalities and the Sixth Ukrainian Women’s Congress supported by U-LEAD.
#war
#gender aspects
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26.11.2022
Municipal professionals from the Odesa and Zaporizhzhia oblasts learn best food security practices from their neighbours
U-LEAD experts help them develop programmes to increase resilience and self-sufficiency in wartime.
#food security
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23.11.2022
With the support of U-LEAD, four municipalities of the Prykarpattia region signed an inter-municipal cooperation agreement
The municipalities of Halych, Bilshivtsi, Burshtyn and Dubivtsi will jointly finance the Inclusive Resource Centre.
#education
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22.11.2022
U-LEAD experts are working with municipalities on a new stage of healthcare reform
The reform introduces thorough, large-scale transformation of the healthcare system. U-LEAD with Europe trains professionals from municipalities of the Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk oblasts to work in rapidly changing conditions.
#health care
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18.11.2022
What makes municipalities resilient — the first lessons after February 24
It is already obvious that a full-scale invasion of Ukraine is not taking place according to the initial scenario. Vox Ukraine writes about the little-discussed, but crucially important factor that helped the country to survive.
#analytics
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15.11.2022
Municipalities of Odesa and Italy are establishing cooperation
On 10 November 2022, the first online meeting between Ukrainian and Italian municipalities took place, organised by the Odesa Regional Office of U-LEAD with Europe as part of the Bridges of Trust initiative.
#news
#international cooperation
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15.11.2022
The municipality in Lviv oblast set up charging stations with the support of U-LEAD
The U-LEAD with Europe Programme provided generators, water containers, sleeping bags and other necessities for the Novyi Rozdil municipality in the Lviv oblast. During a blackout, the generators provided to the municipality were used as an alternative source of electricity in special mobile stations.
#news
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14.11.2022
The municipality from Dnipropetrovsk oblast builds "Bridges of Trust" with the Spanish municipality of Bilbao
U-LEAD with Europe strengthens the capacity of Ukrainian municipalities by building partnerships with municipalities in European countries. The other day, the Novomoskovsk municipality (Dnipropetrovsk oblast) had a meeting with its partners from the Basque Country in Spain, the Association of Basque Municipalities (EUDEL) and the Bilbao Bizkaia Water Consortium.
#news
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10.11.2022
With the support of U-LEAD, a Zakarpattia-based NGO won a grant for arranging a shelter
With the help of U-LEAD with Europe experts, an NGO from the Irshava municipality prepared a grant application for arranging a shelter for IDPs. They won the competition and received a grant for about UAH 800,000.
#internally displaced persons
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08.11.2022
U-LEAD experts help municipalities draft local budgets for 2023
This was the topic of the info session that the team of the Regional Office of U-LEAD with Europe in the Cherkasy region recently organised for financial experts from the municipalities of the Cherkasy, Poltava, Sumy, Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
#local budgets
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04.11.2022
9 Ukrainian municipalities received humanitarian aid from the Danish municipality of Guldborgsund
The U-LEAD with Europe Programme is committed to helping Ukrainian municipalities to overcome the challenges caused by the war.
#news
#Denmark
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02.11.2022
Two municipalities in the Precarpathian region opened new volunteer fire brigade units
The Horodenka and Solotvyno municipalities in the Precarpathian region launched volunteer fire brigade units.
#volunteer fire brigades
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31.10.2022
U-LEAD and tax service experts help the municipalities of the Dnipropetrovsk oblast to prepare for the new budget year
In wartime, it is important for municipalities to support the interaction of the local self-government and tax service bodies in the process of preparing draft local budgets for 2023.
#news
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31.10.2022
U-LEAD experts help municipalities develop food security programmes
The U-LEAD with Europe Programme is committed to providing comprehensive help to municipalities to overcome the challenges caused by the war.
#war
#advice
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28.10.2022
"Bridges of Trust": How the EU and Ukrainian municipalities build partnerships
On the 28th of October an online forum "Building Bridges of Trust between European and Ukrainian municipalities for Reconstruction and Recovery of Ukraine" took place.
#news
#international cooperation
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22.10.2022
In Mezhova municipality, U-LEAD’s mobile Administrative Service Centre helps residents affected by shelling
Mezhova Village Council was one of the first in Ukraine to receive a mobile ASC with U-LEAD's support.
#news
#war
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21.10.2022
A volunteer fire brigade is launched in the Zolotonosha municipality, Cherkasy region, with U-LEAD’s support
The voluntary fire brigade of the Zolotonosha municipality consists of volunteers who will act as the first assistants of professional rescuers and respond to fires and emergencies that arise in the municipality.
#news
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21.10.2022
Ukrainian municipalities studied Danish cases on participatory approaches to planning
Danish colleagues shared their experience on participatory approaches to municipal planning with 9 Ukrainian municipalities located in Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi Oblasts.
#news
#international cooperation
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20.10.2022
Waste management in wartime: tips for municipalities (INFOGRAPHIC)
The war affected and changed the municipalities of Ukraine. Many Ukrainians were forced to leave their homes, which caused a change in the load on critical infrastructure in most municipalities. Municipal waste management is no exception.
#waste management
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#internally displaced persons
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19.10.2022
Solidarity Forum with France
On October 19, an online France-Ukraine Local Solidarity Forum was held. It was organized in partnership between the Association of Mayors of France (AMF), Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), PLATFORMA, as well as "U-LEAD with Europe".
#news
#events
#international cooperation
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17.10.2022
Radomyshl municipality prepared 10 investment properties
Radomyshl municipality prepared 4 plots of land and 6 real estate properties for investment. The municipality team compiled an investment passport describing these properties in detail for prospective investors.
#investment
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13.10.2022
Mohyliv-Podilskyi and Kryzhopil' municipalities are developing IDP integration programmes
U-LEAD helps Mohyliv-Podilskyi and Kryzhopil' municipalities in developing a step-by-step plan for working with internally displaced persons (IDPs).
#news
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11.10.2022
Sol' and Solotvyno: municipal partnership as a useful tool for reconstruction of Ukraine
Josef Berta, mayor of Sol’ in Slovakia, knew right away that he wanted to partner up with Solotvyno in the neighbouring Zakarpattia region of Ukraine.
#international cooperation
#bridges of trust
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07.10.2022
U-LEAD launched a new waste management training initiative
Waste management is an important direction for local self-government bodies. For municipalities, this issue is becoming more and more relevant every year, requiring the development of a high-quality waste management system at the local level.
#waste management
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#training programmes
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04.10.2022
With the support of U-LEAD, Synevyr municipality is developing cooperation with the Italian municipality of Pollina
With the assistance of the U-LEAD with Europe, Ukrainian municipalities continue the development of cooperation with international municipalities.
#news
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05.10.2022
Municipality teams began the Spatial Planning and Natural Resource Management training course from U-LEAD
Due to the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine, many spheres of municipal life have suffered significant damage. The process of restoring and rebuilding territories requires huge financial investments, as well as relevant knowledge and skills from municipality representatives in this area.
#spatial planning
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06.10.2022
Vyshniv municipality won a grant for waterworks repairs
U-LEAD experts helped Vyshniv municipality (Dnipropetrovsk oblast) to prepare a project application that won the grant competition. The municipality will receive UAH 150,000 for waterworks repairs.
#utilities
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30.09.2022
The winning municipalities started training as part of the "Steps for Project Management Specialists" program
The educational program is designed to provide specialists of municipalities with basic knowledge and practical skills in the development and implementation of projects in the fields of education, culture, and social protection.
#training programmes
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28.09.2022
How will the implementation of a unified information system of social services affect the work of municipalities with IDPs?
On 1 October, Ukraine launches a unified information system of social services to enable prompt response to the needs of internally displaced persons. Every IDP will be able to receive services at the place of their actual stay.
#comment
#MinDigit
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26.09.2022
Kamyanske municipality partners with French municipality Porto-Vecchio
U-LEAD with Europe continues to help municipalities develop partnerships with municipalities in the EU. U-LEAD facilitated a working meeting between the head of the Kamyanske municipality and the mayor of Porto-Vecchio (France).
#Transcarpathia
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#international cooperation
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21.09.2022
U-LEAD launches training course “Steps for project managers”
On September 20, a new initiative of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme was launched, the training course “Steps for Project Managers”.
#U-LEAD
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25.07.2022
With the support of U-LEAD, a volunteering movement is growing in the municipality in the Ternopil region
In 2021, the Youth Congress of the Zborivska municipality won the U-LEAD with Europe competition with its project “Increasing the Social Responsibility of Youth in the Zborivska municipality”. The project aimed to train and create initiative groups of volunteers among the youth of the municipality.
#volunteering
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07.09.2022
A municipality in the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast is developing entrepreneurship with U-LEAD’s support
Throughout the year, small businesses in Zelenodolsk municipality were building their capacity at the meetings and workshops. These events were part of the municipality’s project “Developing Entrepreneurship in the Zelenodolsk Municipality”.
#news
#training programmes
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10.08.2022
Thanks to U-LEAD, tent town for IDPs in the Khmilnytska Municipality to become a recreation centre
A tent town for internally displaced persons was set up in the Khmilnytska municipality in the Vinnytsia region.
#news
#emergency aid
#internally displaced persons
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19.10.2021
U-LEAD signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Digital Transformation
U-LEAD with Europe and the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine reconfirm the alliance to promote digitalisation at the local level.
#digitalization
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13.10.2021
258 Projects, 40 ToRs, and Tourism of Priority: Yasinia Community Completing Development Strategy Articulation
The strategy was developed for the period of 2021-2027 with the support of U-LEAD with Europe Programme experts
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13.09.2021
Krasnopilska municipality has prepared its development strategy with U-LEAD’s support
The strategy is designed for the period 2021-2030, the document has already been approved at the session of the Krasnopillia settlement council.
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12.11.2021
Chernihiv Oblast municipal starostas complete U-LEAD training cycle
Municipal starostas are responsible for establishing sustainable communication and lobbying district interests at a municipality level, which is an essential component of working with the local residents. How can this be done effectively? What are the existing successful practices and what steps need to be taken for the starostas to grow professionally?
#Steps for Starostas
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16.07.2021
First Electronic Land Auction Announced
This article will address the key legislative initiatives related to organizing and conducting electronic land auctions, particularly by considering the initial implementation practices for this instrument.
#land reform
#digitalization
#analytics
#spatial planning
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13.09.2021
Chervonohrad Community Developing Cooperation with Slovenian Municipality
On September 14, the Chervonohrad Community signed a letter of intent to establish cooperation with the municipality of Trbovlje, Republic of Slovenia. The signatories were Andrii Zalivskyi, head of the Chervonohrad City Council, and Maja Hvala, mayor of the municipality of Trbovlje.
#international cooperation
#Republic of Slovenia
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26.10.2021
Vinnytsia oblast communities to pay national budget uah353 mln in reverse subsidies in 2022
Next year the communities that exist in the region will pay UAH353 million worth of reverse subsidies to the national budget. The base subsidies, however, will be twice as big, exceeding UAH539 million.
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