On 16 February, the discussion was held in Krasnokutsk regarding the necessity of amalgamation. The event was carried out with the support of the DESPRO Swiss-Ukrainian Decentralisation Support Project in Ukraine and with the assistance of Krasnokutska Rayon State Administration and the Centre for Local Self-Government Development in Kharkiv Oblast.
Ukraine has to gradually abandon the planning of waste management on the basis of administrative division and transfer to integrated solid waste management system operating on the principles of inter-municipal cooperation. Such approach is stipulated in the National Strategy of Waste Management in Ukraine until 2030. It was said by Head of the Department for Territories Improvement and Municipal Services - Director of Office for Solid Waste Management Ms. Luidmyla Poltorachenko during the round table discussion "State Sectoral Policy in the Context Decentralisation" held within the framework of the Forum of Partners of the DESPRO Swiss-Ukrainian Decentralisation Support Project in Ukraine that took place in Kyiv on 10-11 October.
On 15 February, Deputy Head of the Luhansk Oblast State Administration Vadym Danielian had a meeting with representatives of the DESPRO Swiss-Ukrainian Decentralisation Support Project in Ukraine: Director Juerg Christen, Experts Vyacheslav Kozak and Vyacheslav Sorokovsky, and Program and Legal Associate Yulia Lokshyna. During the meeting, the prospects of bilateral cooperation to support power decentralisation process in Luhansk Oblast were discussed.
From the beginning of the new year, Novosanzharskyi Rayon will transfer to separate waste collection. However, not entirely - only the first five village councils and Novosanzharska Town Council will transfer.
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In June the All-Ukrainian Association of Village and Settlement Councils completed a pilot project on introduction of the e-learning course “Communication Strategies for Rural Development”. The educational platform was created in partnership with and under support of the Swiss-Ukrainian Decentralization Support Project DESPRO.
Concept of local self-governance and territorial power reforming
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On 10th October 2013 the workshop took place in a Conference Hall of Vinnytsya rayon council. Main topics were: rayon landscaping and Strategy of Vinnytsya Oblast regional development for the period up to 2020. Workshop was attended by following people: O. M. Shevanyuk, Vinnytsya Oblast council head deputy; S. K. Shcherbaty, head of rayon council; V. M. Anikeyenko, head of rayon state administration; heads of rayon state administration departments, units and services; heads of departments, units and services of Vinnytsya rayon; village heads and secretaries.
By the moment 26 meetings of regional/oblast councils and more than 8 865 other events have been conducted in 490 rayons, in 178 cities of oblast subordination and 280 towns of rayon subordination, including 8 000 village councils.
Ivano-Frankivs’k Oblast is a candidate for participation in the Third Phase of Swiss-Ukrainian project “Decentralization support in Ukraine” (DESPRO). It was announced to-day at the meeting with Head of Oblast State Administration Mykhailo Veshyvanyuk by project experts, who are currently in the area.