Conference on "Democracy and Decentralization"


International Conference on "Democracy and Decentralization" was held in St. Gallen (Switzerland) on May 3-4, 2010.

Officials from the countries, members of the Council of Europe, politicians, experts, scholars and public figures were invited to discuss and explore issues related to democracy and good governance. Discussions were represented by the four sections that were devoted to the topics such as subsidiarity, decentralization in the multinational countries, rational budgeting, as well as referendums on regional and local levels.

The event was organized by the Federal Department for Foreign Affairs of Switzerland, the Council of Europe Venice Commission, as well as the University of St. Gallen.

In the conference participated: Viktor Sinchenko, Member of Parliament, member of the Parliamentary Committee on Local Self-Government and State Building; Oleksandr Revyakin, Deputy Head of the Regional Policy Department, Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine; Myroslav Koshelyuk, Head of Vinnytsya City Development Institute;  Volodymyr Garazd, Dolyna City Mayor, Ivano-Frankivsk region; Anzhela Maluyha, Executive Secretary of the Parliamentary Committee on Local Self-Government and State Building; Olena Lytvynenko, Programme Manager of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine; Oksana Remiga, Senior Programme Coordinator, UNDP; Iryna Skaliy, Project Manager of the Municipal Governance and Sustainable Development Programme,  UNDP; Oksana Garnets, DESPRO Senior Project Coordinator; Vyacheslav Sorokovsky, Expert on Decentralisation, DESPRO project.