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Local Self-Government: Experience of Reforms in EU Countries and the Ukrainian Reality

On 02.06.2014 the Open Dialog Fuondation will hold at UKRINFORM UINA [Ukrainian Independent News Agency] (8/16 B. Khmelnytskoho Str.) the Discussion Workshop “Local Self-Government: Experience of Reforms in EU Countries and Ukrainian Reality”.

Foreign experts will take part in the workshop: Marcin Święcicki, ex-Deputy Minister Of Economy of the Republic of Poland, ex-Minister For Foreign Economic Relations of the Republic of Poland, the ex-Mayor of Warsaw; Jacek Szymanderski, prominent sociologist, counsellor of the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Poland; Jakub Drozda, Deputy Head of the Foundation in Support of Local Democracy (Poland); Aleksandra Gajewska, Deputy of the City Council of Warsaw (Poland); Kacper Pietrusiński, Mayor of Rembertów District; Grzegorz Pietruczuk, Deputy Mayor of Bielany District (Warsaw, Poland).

Ukrainian representatives of local self-government authorities, experts, lawyers, public activists, media personnel, businessmen and officials will also take part in the event.

The following topics will be addressed during the discussion:

1. The necessity of constitutional and legislative changes
2. Campaign aimed at public information
3. Consolidation of self-govermnent authorities
4. Budgetary autonomy
5. Local elections
6. Training and consultation for self-government entities

Program:

9:30 -10:00 – Registration of participants
10:00 -11:30 – Ukrainian model of state administration and self-management in practice
11:30 -13:00 – The Polish experience of local self-government reform carried out by the governments of Tadeusz Mazowiecki and Jerzy Buzek.
13:00 -13:30 – Coffee-break
13:30 -15:00 – Current issues surrounding decentralization of power. Foreign experience and the plans for reform.

We invite you to take part in the Discussion Workshop. You can register before 31.05.14 by phone: +380638287272, or e-mail: [email protected]

Media representatives must be accredited