9 municipalities to introduce energy management systems
9 municipalities to introduce energy management systems

Date: 11.04.2023

Author: Serhii Volokhatyi

Photo: "Depositphotos"

In light of Russian aggression, energy efficiency and a frugal approach to the use of resources are more relevant than ever.

On March 31, Ivano-Frankivsk hosted the conference “Implementation of the Energy Management System — a Municipal Energy Security Tool” presenting the launch of the project “Cooperation for the Implementation of Energy Management Systems in Municipalities of the Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi and Zakarpattia Oblasts”.

The project is implemented by the Prykarpattia Municipal Development Agency as part of the cooperation between Ukrainian municipalities and the Danish municipality of Guldborgsund. This cooperation is developed with the support of U-LEAD’s initiative “Bridges of Trust” which helps build international partnerships between the municipalities of Ukraine and the EU.

As was noted by Olena Tomniuk, Deputy Director of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme, the resilience of municipalities and their energy security are extremely important in such a difficult time for Ukraine. The European Union and other international partners continue to emphasise the key role of municipalities in overcoming the critical consequences of Russian aggression, as well as in the recovery and reconstruction of Ukraine.

“During the next six months, 9 municipalities from three oblasts will receive support in the development and implementation of energy management systems that will allow them to effectively manage and monitor consumption.”

Such systems will be introduced in the municipalities of Horodenka, Halych and Dolyna of the Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, the municipalities of Hlyboka, Novoselytsia and Khotyn of the Chernivtsi oblast and the municipalities of Horinchovo, Svaliava and Yasinia of the Zakarpattia oblast. Their introduction involves the training of municipal energy managers, the development of local energy efficiency programmes, the inventory of CO2 emissions and the development of measures to reduce them, as well as the modelling of energy balances of territories based on the changing situation.

“We will achieve more efficient use of energy, which will reduce the burden on the municipal budget. Moreover, the implementation of such a system should go hand in hand with a reduction in consumption and a transition to renewable energy sources,” said Tetiana Danyliv, Project Manager.

According to Ihor Melnychuk, Executive Director of the Prykarpattia Municipal Development Agency, a local association of local self-government bodies, building a new model based on the decentralisation of the energy sector is becoming more and more relevant both for Ukrainian municipalities and for foreign friends and partners.

“Back in the spring of 2022, we understood that the winter would be the most difficult in the entire existence of our state. The people self-organised and were mentally prepared, ultimately surviving it without panic. However, this is not the last winter, and we need to start considering and modelling the future now, taking into account all the challenges of the ongoing war. Today, more than 30% of the seven-year budget of the European Union is directed to the Green Deal Policy (energy). Our agenda includes victory, reconstruction and recovery, energy decentralisation and energy management, modernisation of municipal infrastructure and development of renewable sources,” he said.

As part of the workshop, the participating municipalities signed a resolution on the creation of a network of energy-sustainable municipalities.

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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.
#bridges of trust
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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.
#communications
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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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#lsg
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20.07.2023
9 grant opportunities in food security
Experts of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme continue to compile selections of relevant grant opportunities for various fields in the conditions of the war. This time — grants for farmers and entrepreneurs related to food production.
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17.07.2023
Andrii Bohdan, Mayor of Horodnia: To plan and reduce energy costs is to save budget funds
Why does the municipality need a Municipal Energy Plan? How to save on energy sources already today? How do energy-efficient innovations get adopted from the municipal infrastructure into everyday life? Find out the answers in this quick interview with Andrii Bohdan, Head of the Horodnia City Council in the Chernihiv Oblast.
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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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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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#energy security
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23.06.2023
How to build an efficient system for management and implementation of EU funds – lessons from Poland
Read analytical material about the pre-accession for joining the EU in the fields of Decentralisation, Regional Policy and Coordination of Structural Instruments.
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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
#war
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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
#war
#reconstruction
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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.
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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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23.05.2023
Cross-border cooperation programmes for municipalities
Attracting international funds for territorial development and restoration is of the utmost importance in martial law. The U-LEAD with Europe Programme provides municipalities expert support in preparing project applications and searching for existing international technical support programmes.
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22.05.2023
10 grants in the field of security, culture, agriculture, recovery of territories in wartime
Project activities and assistance in attracting international funds — the U-LEAD with Europe Programme continues to provide expert support to municipalities for the recovery and development of territories in wartime.
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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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17.05.2023
10 grants for media, NGOs and volunteer organisations
Experts of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme continue to compile selections of relevant grant opportunities for various fields in the conditions of the war.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
#news
#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.
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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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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.
#food security
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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.
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#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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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
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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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17.03.2023
Digitization of Ukrainian municipalities: leaders of digital transformation discussed possibilities and prospects
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.
#news
#digitalization
#digital transformation
#MinDigit
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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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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.
#business
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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
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.
#energy security
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03.03.2023
9 grants for media and NGOs
Experts of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme continue to compile selections of relevant grant opportunities for various fields in the conditions of the war.
#grant
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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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#enterpreneurship
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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.
#energy security
#advice
#war
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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.
#legislation
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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.
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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.
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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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15.02.2023
The “Bridges of Trust” initiative begins its second phase
Together with its partners U-LEAD announces a new chapter in building “Bridges of Trust”. This initiative will help rebuild 30 Ukrainian municipalities affected by Russian aggression.
#partnership
#international cooperation
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15.02.2023
9 grant opportunities for municipalities in culture, education, security and healthcare
Experts of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme continue to compile current grant opportunities in various fields for local self-government during the war.
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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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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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12.01.2023
Interview with Volodymyr Moskalenko, Mayor of Korosten, about support of Lithuanian twin city of Ukmerge
New cities are twinning with Ukrainian municipalities after the beginning of Russia’s invasion against all odds. U-LEAD with Europe helps Ukrainian hromadas find such partners in the EU countries and establish sustainable relationships with them.
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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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28.12.2022
Two municipalities from Kharkiv region launched an international partnership with the support of U-LEAD
The municipalities of Merefa and Pervomaisky agreed on cooperation with Italian municipalities. This became possible under U-LEAD’s Bridges of Trust initiative aimed at helping Ukrainian municipalities find partners among the municipalities of EU countries and establish cooperation.
#municipality
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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".
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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”.
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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.
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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”.
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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.
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07.12.2021
Ukrainian municipalities join forces and become stronger - U-LEAD conference
U-LEAD with Europe held its main event of the year - the International Expert Exchange 2021: Partnership for Development. Ukrainian municipalities are becoming stronger by joining forces, in particular through inter-municipal cooperation.
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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?
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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.
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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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