Joint Ukrainian-Finnish project of Institute of Society Transformation (IST, Ukraine), Embassy of Finland in Ukraine, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, Efeko Ltd,Ministry of the Interior of Finland and Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Objective of the project – to familiarize Ukrainian Mayors with the organization of self-government bodies and the most effective achievements of Finland system of municipal management for enhancement of development of business life and civil society on the level of Ukrainian cities.
Main parts of the project
Workshop “Finland model of local self-governance and opportunities of its using in Ukraine”(Kyiv, June 30, 2006)
Objective of the measure: familiarization with structure and activities of local self-government body in Finland and searching of possibilities of Finnish experience implementation in Ukraine.
Participants of the workshop: Laura Reinila, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Finland in Ukraine; Arto Luhtala, Deputy of Director General, Ministerial Counsellor, Department of Local Government Affairs / Ministry of the Interior, Finland; Mayors of 15 Ukrainian cities; experts of the National Academy of State Management by the President of Ukraine, Council of Studying of Productive Forces of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv National University, Institute of Society Transformation; Mass-Media.
Study visit of Ukrainian mayors to Finland (September 18–22, 2006)
Objective of the visit: familiarization with Finland practice of local municipal self-governance and mechanisms of attraction of investments to cities, searching of cities-partners, searching of opportunities for further cooperation.
Participants of Ukrainian delegation that visited Finland: : 11 carefully selected, Ukrainian reform oriented mayors of cities of different size and 2 chiefs of IST.
Publication and distribution in Internet of final materials workshop and study visit to Finland.
In year 2007 Institute of Society Transformation mutually with Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, Efeko Ltd, Ministry of the Interior of Finland, Embassy of Finland in Ukraine will realize new large project on development of local self-government in Ukraine.