Forum is an alternative platform for experience sharing and discussions of actual problems and perspectives in local self-government, preparing recommendations according to the process of decentralization, strengthening role and improving capacity of local self-governance bodies in development of Ukraine in general.

Duration: two-day event 22-23 of March

Format: thematic panel discussions. Panel discussions with mayors, government representatives, experts. Results: discussed proposals made by working group, discussed and agreed resolution.


  1. Pace of decentralization reform in Ukraine. What is missing: desire, money or enlightenment?
  2. Territorial organization of executive bodies – collaboration with local self-governance bodies
  3. Local government for strengthening Ukraine: realities and opportunities
  4. Financial management for cities development
  5. Centralization in medical sphere: advantages and disadvantages for choosing ways of reforming
  6. Landing management and agglomerations within decentralization process
  7. Role of the U-LEAD Program with Europe in the processes of decentralization and opportunities for potential Ukrainian partners
  8. Capable communities and citizens' potential for community building
  9. SMART-city or why do cities need IT
  10. Local democracy: challenges and practices
  11. Integrated urban development and informal planning. Approaches. Experience. Challenges.
  12. Strategies for big and small cities, united communities: is a breakthrough possible


Number of participants: up to 200 people

The Program will be formed by representatives of City Institute, experts of Lviv City Council, representatives of Association of Ukrainian Cities, experts of international organizations and Forum’s partners (September-January)

Additional Info

  • Implementation period: March 2018
  • Donor: Folke Bernadotta Academy, USAID RADA Program, USAID DOBRE Program, Integrated Urban Development in Ukraine GIZ Project, Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance Project (PLEDDG)
  • Budget: ----
  • Partners: Lviv City Council, NGO "Institute of Education"


City Institute

79008 Lviv

Rynok square, 1, office 108-111



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