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Launching Regions: Donbas, December 2016 – 2017

It is regional multilateral initiative aiming to support the communities in target regions and provide coaching, mentoring, and training for 60 reform-oriented local government and local civil society organizations representative for 19 sub-national areas within Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Initiative focus on support of the progressive members of local governments and increase their self-confidence, communicational skills and techniques and overcome post- conflict consequences in target communities as well as encourage close cooperation among the relevant local authorities and civil society organizations and initiatives.

Financial support: UCBI/USAID


Engaging political parties in decentralization reform, June – October 2017

The project aims at capacity-building of political parties by facilitating internal party discussion on decentralization and encouraging parties to develop their own positions on decentralization in the form of messages to potential voters. UIIP regional activities in 2015 and 2016 identified a number of threats and trends, which need to be taken into account in future work regarding regional development, reform implementation and inter-regional cooperation. Political parties play a crucial role in the decentralization reform implementing on the regional/ local level.

Financial support: Swiss Development and Cooperation Office (SDC)


Launching Regions: capacity development of local authorities, June 2017 – 2018

The purpose of the project is to support local authorities in operating and implementing community development programs. The project creates a forum for improving knowledge and skills on organizational development and institutional capacity of communities as well as application of project management methods in the work of regions and newly created united territorial communities.

Financial supportNational Endowment for Democracy


Innovation Youth Capital, November 2017 – 2018

The project aims to strengthen the role of youth in society. The main tasks are to provide implementation of youth policy taking into account best practices of EU, to provide culture exchange and creation of youth networking from different parts of Ukraine and Europe as well as host thematic activities within a year in order to involve youth in all spheres of  local and regional levels activities.

Financial support: 


Eastern Partnership Leaders for Change, June 2016 – 2018

The goal of this project is to contribute to the political modernization of the Eastern Partnership countries by training and empowering a new generation of reform-oriented political and civic leaders. The project aims to contribute to fostering democratic governance in Eastern Partnership countries and to raising the awareness of young regional activists concerning the EaP tools and opportunities.

Financial support: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)


Strengthening regional development capacities through dialog of the local elites, May – December 2016

The project is designed to launch a dialog between local stakeholders regarding effective development of the region and joint elaboration of the local policy to enhance the regional capacities. Project objectives include analyzing the imperfections and inconsistencies of the dynamic regional development (corruption, lack of professional staff and understanding the new opportunities of raising the capacity of region, etc.) and provide recommendations to the local authorities on its efficient implementation, strengthening the capacities of the local government of the 7 Western regions in understanding of the investments instruments, procedures and investments climate improvement as a way of regional development, raising awareness of local authorities about the new possibilities of the investments attractiveness in the conditions of decentralization reform, providing recommendations on possible solutions and further steps of the local government

Financial support: German Federal Foreign Office through IFA


Promote Ukrainian Participation in European Strategy for the Danube Region, July 2016 -December 2017

Ukraine has posibilities to increase its participation in the Danube Strategy by the means of cooperation with EUSDR member-states in a large-scale projects of common interest, for instance, environmental protection, investing in people and skills, sustainable energy development, security and others. EUSDR gives the possibility to implement the regional policy in order to harmonise the living standards and effective synergy on the ministerial and regional levels within 11 priority areas.

Financial support: Hanns Seidel Foundation


Strengthening the professional capacities of the reform-oriented leaders in Southern regions of Ukraine, January – October 2016

The project aims to support reform-oriented local authorities being able to develop and implement community development programs. The project creates a forum for knowledge and skills transfer on organizational development and institutional capacity of communities, an inclusive method of developing local policy priorities and their implementation.

Financial support: National Endowment for Democracy


New management for local authorities in Eastern regions, December 2015 – April 2016

The project purpose is to reduce the level of social tension and to initiate a dialogue on successful community development in the Eastern regions through the joint efforts of local authorities and civil society within the cities of regional and rayonal significance in Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Zaporizhya, Donetsk and Luhansk regions after the local elections 2015 in Ukraine.

Financial support: Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative


Promoting Administrative Reform in Northeastern and Central Ukraine, February – July 2015

The UIIP will conduct an informational campaign addressing misconceptions about decentralization in the cities of Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Poltava, Kirovograd, Cherkasy, and Zhytomir, as well as in the Kyiv region. It will organize eight, one-day seminars for over 350 participants, conduct eight press conferences for local media, and distribute a series of informational materials. The UIIP will utilize participant feedback to prepare a series of recommendations on efficiently implementing the reforms that will be presented to the government, relevant agencies and the public.

Financial support: National Endowment for Democracy (NED)


Informational campaign on overcoming the stereotypes about the decentralization issues in the Southern regions of Ukraine based on Ukrainian legislation and experience of other countries, December 2014 – May 2015

The project is designed to communicate and explain the features and benefits of decentralization reform in Ukraine comparing with the best international practices and to overcome the stereotype for public officials and Southeastern and Northern regions of Ukraine on decentralization.

Financial support: Deutsche Botschaft, Kiew


Regional Academy on Transborder Cooperation 2014, October 2014 – January 2015

Trans-border Academy for civil society organizations representatives of Moldova (particularly Transdniestrian region) and Ukraine is supposed to enhance professional development and efficient communication of NGOs in Ukraine and Moldova, inclusive Transdniestrian region; to increase the professional capacity of civil society organizations representatives; to prepare regional civil society leaders, project managers and the PR managers; to reload cross-border cooperation at the civil society level in region.
Financial support: Deutsche Botschaft, Kiew


Informational campaign on overcoming the stereotypes about the decentralization issues in the Southern regions of Ukraine based on Ukrainian legislation and experience of other countries, September – December 2014

The project is designed to communicate and explain the features and benefits of decentralization reform in Ukraine comparing with the best international practices and to overcome the stereotype for public officials and Southern regions of Ukraine on decentralization.
Financial support: Democracy Grants Program


Vote Smart Campaign for Early Parliamentary Elections 2014 in Ukraine, September-November 2014

The project is aimed to increase Ukrainian citizens’ understanding of basic values and electoral promises of Ukrainian political parties on 2014 Early Parliamentary Elections.  Voter education and mobilization campaign shall address voters’ motivation and preparedness to participate fully in coming soon elections. It shall go beyond simple information about basic values and electoral promises of Ukrainian political parties. Moreover, how their programs and promises links with voters’ wishes and requests. That is why the user-friendly web resource www.vyboromat.net is created within the UIIP project.
Financial support: PACT, UNITER


Factors of cooperation and dialogue of civil society in the settlement of the Transdniester conflict, October 2013 – April 2014

The project dedicated to empowering civil society of the Dniester region (Moldova, Transdniester, Ukraine) through active participation in non-political trans-border projects and contributing to install sustainable dialog between civil society organizations. This will be achieved through an interactive web-platform www.dniester-initiatives.org, which is a helpful tool for civil society in regions. Developing the level of involvement of local communities we can increase the influence on regional policy decision-making processes.
Financial support: International Renaissance Foundation (IRF)


Factors of cooperation and dialogue of civil society in the settlement of the Transniester conflict, November 2013

International conference “Factors for the civil society cooperation and dialogue in Transdnister conflict settlement” was organized by the Ukrainian Institute for International Politics, Odessa Branch of the National Institute for Strategic Studies, under the initiative of the Ukrainian OSCE Chairmanship in November 2013 within this project.
Financial support: Deutsche Botschaft, Kiew

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