During August-September 2018 the City Institute conducted research within the framework of the project "Creating a Network of NGOs working in the field of decentralization in Western Ukraine".

The objective of the study is to identify the peculiarities of activity, cooperation and interaction of public associations’ activists with local self-government bodies. Interviewed: 170 respondents (online survey method) and 92 participants (focus groups research method) from Lviv, Rivne, Volyn, Chernivtsi, Ternopil, Zakarpattya and Ivano-Frankivsk regions.

The research main results:

  • Almost every second (49%) activist knows about the cases when the government used public activists to achieve their own goals. Of these, 60% are men VS 37% are women.
  • 82% of the polled believe that their community has a low level of residents’ participation in the activities of public associations.
  • Almost a quarter of public associations (23%) helps ATO participants.
  • Crowdfunding as a kind of financing is typical for 24% of public associations in Western region in Ukraine.
  • 59% of activists cooperate with local self-government bodies from their localities. At the same time, 19% of activists cooperate with local self-government bodies from other localities.

Additional Info

  • Implementation period: August - September 2018
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  • Executor: City Institute


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