Recently, we have told you more about our new project:
The DMD-project, DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT of Local Self-Government bodies within the context of the current Decentralisation process in Ukraine, which supports the ongoing process of decentralisation in Ukraine by fostering the approach of local self-governance and democratic empowerment of its citizens.
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The day will start with an introduction on the current territorial and administrative reform in Ukraine, followed by a presentation of ECMI Kyiv Representative Ms. Nataliia Mekahal. She will introduce the findings of the analytical report which the ECMI wrote in the frames of the project. The findings are based on Ms Mekahal`s field study last summer, where she examined the perceptions of the reforms in hromadas (means “communities” in Ukrainian) with a diverse ethnic composition.
In a subsequent roundtable discussion, the experts will discuss the challenges of the reform, their impact on socio-economic development and the perceptions of the reform in hromadas with a diverse ethnic composition.
In the afternoon there will be a panel discussion on amalgamated hromadas (amalgamation decribes the process of merging the smaller territories into bigger administrative bodies) with a diverse ethnic population. The focus will lie on socio-economic benefits and exchange of good practices among multi-ethnic amalgamated hromadas.
ECMI experts, Dr. Ljubica Djordjevic (ECMI Senior Research Associate) and Sonja Wolf (ECMI Research Associate) will speak about Good Governance in the context of administrative-territorial reform in ethnically diverse regions in Europe.
The second part of the day will provide an international perspective:
The panel presentation on minority governance and cross-border cooperation for regional socio-economic development will be moderated by ECMI Senior Analyst Dr. Zora Popova. The international speakers Linda Pieper (Schleswig-Holstein Chancellery), Harro Hallmann (Bund Deutscher Nordschleswiger) and Gosta Töft (Vice President, FUEN) will speak about the experience of the German-Danish border region and elaborate whether models from SH can be successfully transferred to other countries.
In the afternoon of the second trainings day, the participants will work on their own project proposals and present them at the end of the day.
DMD is supported by giz (Deutsche Gesellschaft für International Zusammenarbeit) and the U-LEAD with Europe Programme.