Democracy and security in Ukraine: Unpacking local resilience and prospects for reconstruction

Join an upcoming virtual event with the objective to revisit the state of Ukrainian local democracy before the war and discuss how it has contributed to the resilience and problem-solving capacity that we see today.
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The particular focus will be on previous achievements and practices of the local level governance in Ukraine, much of which have continued to function even through the war.

The event will consist of two sections:

  1. Short engaging presentations from our prominent speakers on the results of their research project on political will to combat corruption in Ukraine, drawing on interviews with local government officials and a survey of over 200 civil society organizations.
  2. Facilitated discussion and network in thematic break-out rooms on a variety of topics: Decentralisation support from international donor organisations; Information and communications for peace building; Partnerships with business and NGOs; Sister Cities and municipal partnerships.

Among the speakers are:

  • Mariana Vershynina, Deputy of the city council of Ivano-Frankivsk
  • Oksana Huss, Bologna University
  • Marcia Grimes, University of Gothenburg
  • Yuliya Bidenko, Karazin Kharkiv National University
  • Oleksandra Keudel, Kyiv School of Economics

Date: 17th of May
Time: 15:00-16:30 CET (16:00-17:30 Ukrainian time)
Language: English with simultaneous translation to Ukrainian

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Organised by the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy in cooperation with the Swedish Institute (SI) and The Development Partners Network on Decentralisation and Local Governance (DeLog).