East Europe Update 2/2012 0Clean Energy Project Gaining Momentum Partnership for Energy Efficiency he spring-summer of 2012 was espe- Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council. It was in ZelenodolskT cially busy with events and activities attended by approximately 3,000 visitors. EF and the Zelenodolsk City Council haveconducted as part of the Partnerships forCleaner Energy project. “Energy efficiency is critical for sustain- able economic growth and for energy secu- E launched joint two-year Partnership for Energy Efficiency project. Thanks to a Є250,000 grant from an In particular, on 4 April the 2012 Energo- rity. This exhibition highlights the benefits EU-funded competition "Support to energy efficiencyprom National Exhibition took place. This that energy efficiency technologies can measures in small Ukrainian cities", the partners willexhibition aims to promote modern energy potentially bring to Ukrainian industry, the put into place an energy management system, modern-efficiency technologies and to help estab- public sector and to the households of ize the municipal heating supply and raise awarenesslish cooperation between local authorities, average Ukrainian citizens,” Jaruzelski on energy-saving measures. The project will conductbusinesses, other potential users and tech- said. energy audits of the municipal heating system andnology producers. The Partnerships for A training program is an important com- communal infrastructure buildings, analyze energyCleaner Energy project is supporting Ener- ponent of the project, providing represen- consumption by the city’s budget-funded infrastructuregoprom for the second year in a row to tatives of business and local government and install automatic energy-monitoring software indemonstrate to oblast enterprises and local with in-depth knowledge and practical the city. Project experts will also develop an energy-authorities best practices and technologies skills on how to use renewable energy efficiency plan for Zelenodolsk. In addition, more thanthroughout Ukraine. This year the exhibi- resources in their enterprises and commu- 600 meters of the city’s heating mainline will betion was opened by Janina Jaruzelski, nities that will enable them to decrease CO2 replaced, and an automatic temperature control systemDirector of the U.S. Agency for Interna- emissions, increase energy efficiency and at the city heat exchange station will be introduced.tional Development (USAID) Regional improve profitability. Taking this into The project will be accompanied by an informationMission for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldo- account, the Partnerships for Cleaner Ener- campaign to promote individual heat control in cityva, and Yevhen Udod, head of the gy project focused on training Page 2 households. This publication is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the sole responsibility of Eurasia Foundation and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.
2 East Europe Foundation 2/2012 Clean Energy Project Gaining Momentum (сontinued from p. 1) seminars that helped more than 150 represen- replace windows and doors to improve com- tion projects that have since been implement- tatives of target groups successfully pass the fort and save resources) in the kindergartens of ed. training course. Novooleksandrivka, Tomakivka, Loboikivka In the nearest future the project plans to con- In order to show the benefits of using energy and Mezhova and at a library in Devladove. duct a broad information campaign, develop efficiency technologies, the project imple- In April 2012 solar panels and recuperation recommendations for the Dnipropetrovsk mented several demonstration projects, technology were installed to supply hot water oblast strategic energy plan regarding imple- installing modern equipment on communal at Pavlohrad Kindergarden #47. As a result, a mentation of innovative energy efficiency properties. Over 2011-2012 the project helped swimming pool that has not functioned for technologies and implementing energy-saving to install LED street lighting in Zelenodolsk nearly 20 years is now open for children. equipment on communal infrastructure build- and Bohdanivka, and to introduce basic energy Pavlohrad was one of eight cities and towns of ings. efficiency measures (roof and wall insulation, Dnipropetrovsk oblast selected for demonstra- Dnipropetrovsk Media Promotes Energy Efficiency n order to help the public appreciate the I importance of introducing energy efficiency technologies, EEF and the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council at the beginning of 2012 announced a competition open to all media for the best analytical articles on energy efficien- cy. The competition was a part of the Partner- ship for Cleaner Energy project, which is being implemented by EEF in partnership with the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast State Administration and DTEK company. Twenty eight proposals were submitted to the Clean Energy – The Choice of the Future cam- paign, which aimed to increase public aware- ness on the introduction of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency technologies as an effective tool for improving the environ- ment, slowing climate change and providing energy security. The contest winners were acknowledged on 4 April 2012 during the opening of the Ener- goprom National Exhibition, which is also a Award ceremony of the “Clean Energy – A Choice for the Future” contest for the media. part of the Clean Energy project. The exhibi- tion which the project has supported for the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, and EEF Another winner, Hennadiy Senkevich of the second year in a row, looks to promote modern President Victor Liakh. Dnipropetrovsk-based newspaper Zorya, energy efficiency technologies and to help A regional newspaper, Bereg Nadezhdy from received a prize for his fervent interest and establish cooperation in this field between Synelnykovo district, was named for its practi- systematic approach in coverage of the topic. local authorities, businesses, other potential cal recommendation and promotion of simple The USAID Partnership for Cleaner Energy energy users and producers of energy efficien- and useful technologies that could be duplicat- project promotes energy saving and CO2 cy technology. ed in other communities without the need for reduction by building the capacities of local The winners received their awards from the huge financing. government and business to design, evaluate, director of the U.S. Agency for International Kateryna Vasylyeva of the Sodruzhestvo TV implement and measure community-driven Development (USAID) Regional Mission for and radio company received an award for the strategies and projects related to energy effi- Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Ms. Janina most expert and professional work among TV ciency and reducing CO2 emissions. Jaruzelski, Yevhen Udod, head of the reporters. East Europe Foundation is a privately managed non-profit organization supported by Eurasia Foun- dation and other public and private donors. Launched in January 2008, EEF mobilizes public and pri- vate resources for community, social and economic development in Ukraine and is a member of the Eurasia Foundation Network. For more information, please visit: www.eef.org.ua. Eurasia Foundation is a privately managed non-profit organization supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and other public and private donors. Since 1992, Eurasia Foundation has invested more than $380 million through more than 8,400 grants and oper- ating programs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldo- va, Russian, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.East Europe Foundation
2/2012 East Europe Foundation 3UNITER Project Initiates National Reforms artners of the UNITER project which is total of nearly UAH 3 mln in support. Overall, soon receive efficient mechanisms of controlP now into its third year, are continuing withtheir activities which look to unite Ukrainian 61 coalitions uniting 299 civil society organi- zations have submitted applications for partic- over the utilities sector in this way. Ukraine is currently undertaking reforms incivil society organizations on the national and ipation in this latest round of the grants com- the public health system, and the first stage oflocal levels in order to push national and local petition. Before the grants were awarded, all implementing the reforms includes piloting ofreforms. winners completed an intensive training pro- the proposed changes in Vinnytsia, The first phase of the project was implement- gram on how to build coalitions and work Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk oblasts and ined over 2009-20101 and resulted in 59 grants effectively within them. Kyiv.to local NGOs, supporting advocacy initiatives Coalition winners will work on a variety of The proposed reforms will amend the systemfocused on issues such as government topics important for Ukrainian society, ones in of healthcare by adding family doctors as theaccountability, municipal housing reform, citi- which reforms have been deemed critical. first and main medical focal point for all citi-zen participation and their effectiveinput into Thus, Agency for Legislative Initiatives will zens, including people with mental disabilities.local development planning, empowerment for lead the coalition efforts to ensure participa- Another coalition, led by the National NGOdisadvantaged groups, consumer rights protec- tion of local communities in local level deci- Coalition for People with Intellectual Disabil-tion and monitoring of campaign promises sion-making through advocating the institute ities, will work to ensure that these reformsmade by elected officials. A full list of sup- of local referendum and expanding the role of have a positive impact on people with mentalported projects can be found at communities in local self-governance. The disabilities in the abovementioned areas ofwww.uniter.org.ua. policy recommendations to improve an insti- Ukraine as well as monitor the situation in The results achieved and their impact tasked tute of local referendum will be channeled to Kyiv.project partners to consider new, more ambi- the Parliament committee and discussed. It is As a result of the monitoring, the coalitiontious objectives—to increase the influence of expected that the project will institutionalize expects to propose changes and amendmentscivil society on forming national policy agen- the local referendum as a method of efficient to reforms and legal acts that guide healthcareda and to initiate reforms in priority areas for citizen participation in local governance. reforms in order to improve the quality ofsociety at the national level. In turn, the National Association for Com- services that are to be provided to people with This is one of the features of the latest stage munity Self-organization Assistance in coop- mental disabilities after healthcare reform isof the project: to unite the efforts of local- and eration with local partners will develop and implemented nationwide.national-level civil society organizations in advocate national- and local-level regulations For additional information on the supportedUkraine to advocate on behalf of citizens and to ensure public control of self-organized citi- projects please visit www.eef.org.ua.drive national reforms. Project partners have zens’ bodies over the utilities sector. Such pol- The Ukraine National Initiatives to Enhanceprovided support to complex projects devel- icy recommendations will be discussed widely Reforms (UNITER) project is being imple-oped by coalitions of NGOs that push for and national level policy recommendations mented by Pact Inc. with funding from thereforms to solve problems critical for Ukrain- and amendments to existing legal acts will be U.S. Agency for International Developmentian society. submitted to the Ministry of Regional Devel- (USAID) and supported by the International In spring 2012, as part of the second stage of opment, Construction and Housing Utilities Renaissance Foundation (IRF). EEF is admin-the UNITER project, 26 projects received a for its adoption. It is expected that citizens will istrating UNITER’s local grant program. EEF Helps Develop Corporate Volunteering in Ukraine or the second time EEF has conducted its National Corporate F Volunteer Contest in partnership with the UN Global Compact Network in Ukraine, the UN Volunteers Programme, the European Business Association, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, the U.S. PeaceCorps and the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum. The contest, which aims to recognize and celebrate businesses with employee volunteer programs working to help solve vital problems in society, resulted in approximately 20 applicatons describing cor- porate volunteering programs being implemented by local and inter- national companies in Ukraine. Such programs help to solve social and economic problems faced by Ukrainian communities by con- tributing the company’s expertise in addition to the experience, ener- gy, skills and time of company employees. Employees of companies help to assist orphans and vulnerable youth better integrate into society and to look confidently towards the future. They provide students new knowledge and skills not Award ceremony of the National Corporate Volunteering contest. taught in school or in institutes of higher learning. These programs now involve thousands of people promoting healthy lifestyles, envi- 2) Education and Culture: Kyivstar and Ernst&Young Ukraine ronmental protection, and the restoration of historical and cultural (large businesses) and Perspektiva M (small business); monuments. 3) Health and Sports: Prykarpattyaoblenergo (large businesses) and Amway (small businesses); The winners by categories were as follows: 4) Environment: Coca-Cola Beverages and Kraft Foods Ukraine 1) Life Quality Improvement: PwC (large businesses) and BDO (large businesses); (small businesses); 5) Joint initiatives involving businesses and NGOs: Dobrota Donetsk City Charitable Foundation. 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4 East Europe Foundation 2/2012 EEF and Partners Promote E-democracy ver May 23-24, EEF and the Dobrochyn sized that it helped to O Center held a conference in Chernihiv entitled “Electronic Democracy in Ukraine: expand the impact of community towards local Regional Dimensions.” The conference political process by using quickly proved to be an effective platform for civil society to monitor establishing constructive cooperation the work of local deputies between civil society and government as and imp-rove public regards introducing e-governance and pro- access to information on moting e-democracy nationwide. their work. The conference also summarized the results of As part of the project, the Your Local Representative: Strengthening eight interactive web por- Citizen Participation in Ukraine project, an 18- tals were created: in month endeavor that helped create an effective Volyn, Donetsk, Cherni- tool for public interaction with government. hiv, Luhansk, Kharkiv, Approximately 80 participants, including Ternopil and Odesa representatives of local NGOs, local council oblasts, plus the deputies and local government officials, Autonomous Republic of Web resources created in eight oblasts of Ukraine help Ukrainians learned about best international practices and Crimea. Local officials communicate with local officials. successful examples from Ukrainians in this are able to use this area. Presentations and discussions of nation- resource to inform citizens about their work, resource as a kind of social network. In par- al experts and practitioners enabled confer- and citizens in turn can leave comments and ticular, groups created on facebook have ence participants to return to their communi- recommendations regarding the work of pub- united more than 900 active participants, ties with ideas on how they can start introduc- lic officials. Web resources include informa- including ordinary citizens, media, represen- ing e-democracy in their communities. tion on the composition and ongoing work of tatives of other NGOs and local council In her written address to conference partici- 87 local pilot councils at the oblast, city and deputies. pants, Ms. Maryna Stavniychuk, a presiden- district levels as well as deputies’ reports, Despite the fact that funding from the UN tial adviser and head of both the Presidential contact information and working hours for Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and the U.S. Administration’s Main Office for Constitu- meeting with citizens. In addition, these web- Agency for International Development tional and Legal Modernization Affairs and sites cover other important community (USAID) has ended, the project continues to Coordination Council on Civil Society Devel- issues; local partners have collected a huge gain momentum. Partners have created a opment, noted that the “issue of introducing amount of data, in particular establishing coalition of NGOs called The Monitoring e-democracy is important not merely for the 4,671 pages on individual deputies. To learn Group, which is open to new members and state, but primarily for its citizens. In this con- more, please visit www.dep.org.ua. already includes eight regional project part- text, the cooperation of authorities and citi- In addition, the project has conducted a ners and 13 organizations in total, three of zens to create efficient national, regional and series of training sessions in areas such as e- them joined the Group during the conference. local policy is a serious task which is very democracy, and cooperation between author- But it is only the beginning: NGOs are confi- important at present.” ities and the public using new media. Not dent that the mechanism created as part of a While presenting the achievements of the surprisingly, local partners from eight oblasts project to influence the work of government project, EEF and its local partners empha- of Ukraine now actively use this powerful is an effective tool. EEF and Partners Award Winners of ‘Sunny Caravan’ Contest n 20 June EEF and its partners parents, teachers or friends to create a device O announced the winners of their “Sunny Caravan” contest, which was held during that enables solar energy to be used in every- day life. The humanitarian element tasked European Days of the Sun, an international participants to organize an educational cam- campaign aimed at promoting the use of solar paign to promote the use of solar energy. energy. In the technical category, the jury named The main aim of the competition was to Konstantin Mikhailov of Sevastopol the indi- increase awareness among Ukrainian stu- vidual winner. He created a mechanism and dents and their parents about the use of solar tools for heating communal water supplies in energy in everyday life. The contest was Lyubimovka, a village near Sevastopol. organized by the Green Dossier Information Organizers presented him with tickets for the Center, EEF, the OSCE Project Coordinator Ukraine-England match at Euro 2012 as a in Ukraine, the State Agency on Energy Effi- special prize. The winner in the humanitarian ciency and Energy Saving, Activ Solar and category was Vladimir Ivanchuk, a student others. from the Kosiv Institute of Arts and Crafts in The contest included prizes in two cate- Ivano-Frankivsk oblast. He designed special gories for individuals and organizations: informational posters and received a netbook technical and humanitarian. On the technical from contest partner Activ Solar. side, participating students joined with their The poster by contest winner V. Ivanchuk.East Europe Foundation
2/2012 East Europe Foundation 5EEF and Partners Continueto Introduce E-governancein Dnipropetrovsk andOdesa Oblasts eceiving administrative services andR different kinds of documents from gov-ernment offices remains a major headachefor ordinary citizens and for business peoplein Ukraine. To date, the procedure forobtaining certain administrative services formost Ukrainians remains overly complicat- A unique portal for providing administrativeed, unclear and confusing. To increase the services in Dnipropetrovsk oblast and a web-portal in Odesa oblast offer new steps for implementingcredibility of and trust in government e-governance across Ukraine.among citizens, ensure the transparency andaccountability of public officials, and allow of Dnipropetrovsk to send requests to govern-Ukrainians to receive documents and servic- ment officials for certain documents, infor-es on time EEF has continued its Best Prac- mation or services – is ongoing.tices in E-governance project, which intro- “E-governance technologies are recognizedduces modern information technologies in worldwide as an effective tool of modernthe daily work of local authorities to public administration, with a focus on quality Simultaneously, in Odesa oblast the projectincrease the transparency and accountability service to satisfy the needs of citizens and has helped to develop and test administrativeof their activities and improve services pro- businesses. The positive indicators that we services for the Oblast State Administration tovided to citizens. received after testing of the newly created provide services on registering foreign In 2012, in Dnipropetrovsk, EEF has resource confirm the need for introducing investors, developing investment proposals, andfocused on creating a unique portal to provide such technologies in the daily work of public supporting and monitoring the implementationadministrative services to local residents, and servants and for furthering their develop- of investments plans. A newly developed web-it is designed to simplify communication ment,” said Natalia Piskoha, the head of the site, http://invest.odessa.gov.ua, now providesbetween citizens and local authorities. Until permit issuing center of the Dnipropetrovsk help to investors and those interested in invest-now, the internal portion of this project has City Council. ing as well as significantly decreases the timebeen designed as tested, with internal docu- According to preliminary results, the pro- needed to receive government services. In addi-ment flows completely digitalized. Currently, cess has already become twice as fast com- tion, the circulation of documents betweenthe work on the exterior portion of the portal pared with last year, and some documents are local officials has been digitalized, thereby– a special platform that will enable citizens now made ready even ahead of schedule. making their work more efficient. EEF and World Childhood Foundation Help Zhytomyr Oblast Orphans Prepare for Adulthood n late March EEF and the World Child- ops mechanisms for sustainable cooperation I hood Foundation launched a new stage of their Everyone Has a Right to Work: Part- between NGOs, social service agencies and local employers to improve job accessibility nerships to Improve Employment Opportu- for vulnerable youth. nities for Vulnerable Youth project. The one- One of the main components of the project is year initiative helps orphans better integrate an intensive training program for vulnerable into society by introducing initiatives that youth. Topics to be covered during upcoming promote broad access to employment for training sessions include time management, such vulnerable youth, especially orphans human rights, healthy lifestyles, and profes- enrolled in the technical and vocational sional orientation and employment. schools of Zhytomyr oblast. The Zhytomyr Oblast Association of In Zhytomyr oblast approximately 4,000 Social Workers and EEF will work to estab- children are deprived of parental care and lish partnerships between local stakeholders are considered orphans. After leaving the to improve job accessibility for vulnerable state’s care, orphans lack the necessary life youth. This will be done by organizing pub- skills for integration into society, including lic discussions among stakeholders, job fairs communication skills, financial literacy, and study visits for vulnerable youth. how to search and apply for a job, how to EEF will also provide modern equipment To promote healthy life style among vul- nerable youth EEF and METRO con- write a CV, and how to present themselves at to ensure orphans have access to computers, ducted an oblast football championship job interviews. the internet and other equipment necessary among orphans from Zhytomyr oblast in The project consists of various components, for the preparation of homework and self- fall 2012 including improving the quality of employ- education after school as well as education- ment-related services for vulnerable youth by al literature. tional schools in Zhytomyr oblast with social, training social care specialists and teachers of In 2011 alone project partners managed to information and consulting assistance in the the vocational schools. The project also devel- provide more than 250 orphans from 16 voca- area of employment and education. East Europe Foundation
6 East Europe Foundation 2/2012 Social Entrepreneurship Reaches Ukrainian Regions he Lviv-based civic organization “Naro- ment of social T dna dopomoha” (“People’s Help”) has been taking care of Lviv residents for several enterprises among Ukraini- years now. The Center of Integral Support for ans and a favor- Women in Crisis Situations, which was estab- able environment lished by this NGO, helps those who have lost to further develop official documents, or found themselves the social enter- homeless or in a difficult situation. To finance prise sector, plus this project, the NGO established a bakery provide those called “Horikhovyi Dim”. who want to run Yurii Lopatynskyi, an executive director at a social enter- Narodna dopomoha, mentioned that the bak- prise with the ery is premised on raising revenues to finance legal, financial other non-profit projects. It is also a training and consulting center where their clients – their consumers – support to do so. can get the support they need. The partners of Another example of national social entre- the Social Enter- preneurship is Liudmyla Chorykova, director prise Develop- of the “Zdorovya” (“Health”) Medical Reha- ment project are bilitation Center and SpektrPlus, an enter- now conducting prise. Every day her medical center receives special educa- The Zdorovya (“Health”) Medical Rehabilitation Center gives hope for its little visits from more than 20 children and adults tional programs patients. with disabilities coming from Ukraine and about the legal even abroad, offering them fully qualified and financial aspects of implementation social Agency for International Development medical care or rehabilitation as needed. It business projects. In addition, EEF awarded (USAID), Erste Stiftung and the American also provides discounts on a variety of things three grants to establish resource centers in AR Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine – continue to for patients from poor families. Crimea, Lviv and Donetsk. Each provides support projects initiated by social entrepreneurs The center, which was founded in 2009, those who want to run a social enterprise with from other regions. One of the main obstacles reinvests its profits into its own development. the consulting support they need as well as pro- for their development in Ukraine is the low level At present the center needs a new building to motes the idea during different public events. of awareness and lack of knowledge in this area expand the range of its services due to the Despite the fact that this field is rather new, among the public. To solve these problems, EEF increasing number of people seeking help. social entrepreneurship has been steadily gain- and partners created a promotional film about Such examples of a business that aims to ing adherents among the public and particular- social enterprises, what social entrepreneurship help people are rare, but thankfully the prac- ly those who care about the welfare of others. means and how other can join this movement. tice of social entrepreneurship has already In 2012, the project continued to reach In May, project partners organized an edu- become well recognized around the world spread: to Mikolayiv, at the RUSAL Center cational media tour entitled “Social Entrepre- and continues to make strides in Ukraine. for Social Programs and to Sevastopol, at the neurship in Ukraine and Central and Eastern The partners of the Social Enterprise Devel- Foundation for Social and Economic Devel- Europe” for national journalists. Its aim was opment project do everything possible to make opment of Sevastopol. Both have conducted to raise public awareness on social enterpris- social enterprises a normal practice in national intensive training programs for those who es, and it gave journalists a unique opportuni- business and categorize “social enterprises” as want to become social entrepreneurs. In addi- ty to learn about the daily work of such busi- for-profit businesses that reinvest in their social tion, these new partners will provide funding nesses in Lviv and in Romania. or charitable objectives for the sake of the com- to support the best business plans of social Please visit www.eef.org.ua or follow social munity. The project aims to share ideas, create entrepreneurs in their respective territories. entrepreneurship on facebook to learn more both the necessary conditions for the develop- In turn, the EEF – with support from the U.S. about the project. EEF and JTI to Open New Centers for Seniors in Crimea EF and Japan Tobacco International also helped improve the standard of living zation will establish a seniors’ center at a E (JTI) have again united their efforts to create news centers for seniors in Crimea. of local seniors by offering such services as laundry, hairdressing, and medical, psy- Bakhchisarai center for the elderly and people with disabilities as well as at two This cooperation has already helped to cre- chological and legal consultations. locations of a territorial center in the vil- ate three centers in Cherkasy oblast last In 2012 two centers will be established in lages of Kuybyshevo and Vilino. They will year. Crimea to improve the quality of life of organize a wide range of hobby clubs in These centers – in Cherkasy, Zolotonosha and access to social services for senior cit- these centers, including those focused on and the village of Prydniprovske – have izens in that region. In particular, the singing, theater, health, crafts and more. created opportunities for social engage- District Councils of Veterans will renovate As part of the health club, seniors will ment among seniors and provided venues and launch a center in Rоzdolne for the receive access to gym equipment and lec- for popular pastimes/social activities so elderly and people with disabilities, organ- tures from medical specialists. that local seniors can gather to sing, dance ize a variety of hobby clubs for music, In total, EEF has invested in the creation and spend time with each other, plus gain knitting, embroidery and other activities, of 11 such community centers for seniors new skills offered in several specific plus organize community events. across Ukraine. groups at these centers. The project has In Bakhchisarai, a local veterans’ organi-East Europe Foundation
2/2012 East Europe Foundation 7EEF Aids Ukrainian Cities in the Develop of PPPs n 10 April EEF presented ideas devel- sports stadium.O oped as a part of the USAID LocalInvestment and National Competitiveness During project implementation approxi- mately 150 representatives of local authori-(LINC) project at a joint meeting of the Cor- ties and businesses from Chernivtsi, Volyn,porate Social Responsibility and Travel and Rivne, Luhansk and Odesa regions, plus theTourism Committees of the European Busi- Autonomous Republic of Crimea completedness Association (EBA). training seminars and received practical skills The main focus of the meeting was to share on the use of the PPP mechanism as regardsthe experience of utilizing the Public-Private waste management, heating supply, renderingPartnership (PPP) mechanism in developing of medical services, development of tourismlocal tourism and to discuss the potential of infrastructure and more.PPP-based project ideas developed by the EEF and its partners organized special studyOdesa, Yevpatoria and Lutsk city councils. tours for project participants to betterThe city councils that presented their ideas acquaint them with successful examples ofwere selected among other pilot regions for a PPPs. Representatives Lina Ostapchuk and community development by identifying andUSAID LINC project wherein representatives Natalya Bunda from Lutsk City Council strengthening existing public-private partner-from these cities, with help from project believe that the project has been effective and ships that support regional economic invest-experts, prepared their own investment proj- useful in their professional work. Participa- ment, building the capacities of local andects, which once implemented will help to tion in the project has inspired them to come regional champions for PPP, and promotingincrease the attractiveness of these cities and up with new ideas and more fully develop the measurable impacts of these partnershipstheir regions for investors and thereby their city. EEF, in cooperation with the to fuel growth in various sectors of localimprove the welfare of local citizens. USAID LINC project, is facilitating local economies. In particular, the idea of establishing anopen-air museum featuring old Odesa(Moldovanka) envisages the creation of amodel of sustainable development in one citydistrict by preserving the culture and histori-cal look of old Odesa. The project plans cre-ate opportunities for business to provide serv-ices as part of the project and will improve thequality and extent of tourism-related servicesin the city. In Yevpatoria, the project aims to develop asports and wellness facility in the “MoinakiGolden Ring” recreational zone which bor-ders a salt lake. The facility will include spafacilities, hotels, restaurants, sports fields,tennis courts, a golf course and more, plusprovide resources for the construction, main- Knowledge gained during implementation of the project helped pilot cities to develop business-plans andtenance and development of a multi-purpose present them to potential investors. EEF, Partners Continue Development of Public-Private Partnerships he popularization and implementation of ducting training sessions and informing the spheres and practices of PPP project imple- T the public-private partnership (PPP) model over the last years have demonstrated public about the aspects of PPP. As part of a collaboration agreement between P3DP and mentation in Ukraine, plus clarified issues such as joint activity with state and communal convincingly for Ukrainian communities that EEF, the latter will provide special training enterprises, concessions for the construction this mechanism really works and the topic seminars on PPP for local authorities, host and operation of communal infrastructure, should be made a priority. To that end, EEF regional and national-level conferences, con- rental of state/communal real estate, invest- continues to work actively in this field and has duct study-tours abroad and in Ukraine, plus ment activity with state /communal enterprise become a partner of the USAID Public-Private put together an information campaign in part- and technologies to be used by such consor- Partnership Development Program (P3DP). As ner cities of the program. tiums. Trainers have also shared with partici- a program partner EEF focuses its work con- To date EEF has conducted training sessions pants complete theoretical information (a that focus on developing strategies for financ- review of the main PPP elements and national ing state/municipal projects in program part- legislation regulating collaboration between ner cities Lviv, Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk, local authorities and business) and tried to Simferopol and Zaporizhzhia. During these give them practical skills actions for imple- seminars all participants (representatives of menting PPPs in their communities (e.g.waste local government, business and citizens) have management, parking spaces, construction an opportunity to learn more about global and operation of the municipal health care experience with implementing PPP projects, institutions, maintaining of recreational zones especially with strategies of realization and like municipal parks etc.) funding of them. Participants have also For more information about the program Media tour for a pilot project site in Simferopol. learned about the types, principles, results, please visit eef.org.ua. East Europe Foundation
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