EU launches School of Local Economic Development in eastern Ukraine

Photo: UNDP Ukraine
Photo: UNDP Ukraine

The EU has supported the launch of the School of Local Economic Development in eastern Ukraine. This project aims to help communities to more effectively plan and implement policies for local economic development, using innovative approaches and tools.

The school will train 60 representatives of local governments, civil society organisations and local businesses in pilot communities in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.

The school programme will cover areas such as sustainable economic development, gender equality in local self-governance, financial instruments for local development, effective management of community resources, the creation and launch of water supply services and others.

The training will help community members plan local development more effectively, create new jobs, expand local businesses and improve the quality of life in their communities.

Upon completing their training, participants will go on study visits to the amalgamated communities in other regions of Ukraine, to learn about successful local economic development practices.

The school is launched under the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme, with financial support from the EU.

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