On February 5, 2019 the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Communal Services (MinRegion) together with Ukrainian Association of District and Regional Councils and the Group of Advisers on the implementation of the state regional policy in Ukraine, the “U-LEAD with Europe” program held an online conference from the UADRC (Ukrainian Association of District and Regional Councils) TV center with Deputy Heads in the matter of economic development, supervisors of the structural units of regional state administrations and Kyiv City State Administration.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss practical issues of devising regional development strategies in 2019 for the new program period of 2021-2027.
The representatives of the Department of Regional Development and other structural units of Cherkasy Regional State Administration as well as the representatives of Cherkasy Regional Development Agency, Cherkasy Center of Local Governance Development, Cherkasy branch of the Association of Ukrainian Cities took part in the conference.
In conference great attention has been paid to the stages and methods of devising regional development strategies for 2021-2027, which should be based on smart specialization.
According to the instruction of the Prime Minister of Ukraine Hroisman, Kyiv City State Administration and regional state administrations have to devise and submit for approval of local councils the projects of regional development strategies for the new program period (2021-2017) by December 1, 2019. These projects should be devised on the smart specialization and activation of interregional cooperation basis.
It was announced during the online conference that in 2019 the MinRegion together with other central executive bodies and the group of advisers on the implementation of the state regional policy in Ukraine, the “U-LEAD with Europe” program interested in this has planned a number of educational and informational events. These events are planned in order to provide methodological support in devising necessary strategic documents.
Find more information and watch a full online video of the conference at: https://goo.gl/XXJYHy