New EU-backed competition on purchase of equipment will create jobs in Khmelnytskyi region
On 31st January, the competition for the purchase of equipment to create jobs on terms of co-financing was announced in Khmelnytskyi. Participation in the competition is open to local self-governments, municipal enterprises, institutions and organisations as well as charity funds that are duly registered and operating in Khmelnytskyi region. The maximum amount of funding per participant is 50% of the total cost of the equipment, but it cannot exceed 350k UAH.
Local milk farmers in Dnipropetrovsk region are getting higher income with cooperative established due to EU grant
On 24th January, the EU-funded project on developing dairy farming presented its results in Pyatykhatky (Dnipropetrovsk oblast). During 2014-2016, the project established the cooperative “Pyatykhatky euromoloko” and purchased all the necessary equipment for its functioning, namely: 4 milk tankers, 2 milk cooling tanks with a capacity of 3,700 litres, laboratory and other equipment, including for milk inspection. The cooperative “Pyatykhatky euromoloko” created 14 workplaces.
Already €130 billion delivered into Europe's real economy under the European Structural and Investment Funds
For the first time, the Commission issued a progress report covering the five Funds. It shows a sharp acceleration in investments over the last months, with an implementation expected to reach cruising speed in 2017.
Presentation of the regional development projects, 9 December 2016 (VIDEO and PRESENTATIONS)
Remarks by Graham Meadows at the SURDP closing conference
Remarks by Graham Meadows, former Director General for DG Regional Policy (2003-2006) at the closing conference of the EU-funded Programme Support to Ukraine's Regional Development Policy, 8 December 2016, Kyiv
Materials of the EU-funded Programme's Final Conference (VIDEO and PRESENTATIONS)
On 8th December 2016, the Final Conference of the EU-funded Programme “Support to Ukraine’s Regional Development Policy” took place in Kyiv. The conference brought together around 300 leading experts in regional and local development from Ukraine and Europe representing Ukrainian national authorities, Oblast State Administrations, City Councils, local communities, donors, civil society organisations, diplomatic and academic circles.
Final Conference of the EU Programme "Support to Ukraine's Regional Development Policy"
On 8th December 2016, the EU-funded Programme aimed at assisting Ukraine to develop and implement effective regional development policy presents its final results in Kyiv. During 2013-2016 the Programme “Support to Ukraine’s Regional Development Policy” made a strong contribution in shaping up regional development policy of Ukraine and development of Ukrainian regions.
Conference of REGIONET "ENERGY OG REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT" (video + presentations)
Lviv region recovers its ancient craft - carpet weaving with EU support
On 31st October 2016, an official opening of the building renovated with the EU support took place in town Hlyniany (Lviv region). In this building, an educational and industrial complex “MOZAIKA” will soon operate. The complex plans to recover carpet weaving, an ancient craft, for which this region was famous. Visitors will be able to participate in workshops and see exhibition halls, as well as the newly created Museum of carpet weaving of Hlyniany.
Ukrainian delegation took part in the 14th European Week of Regions and Cities with the EU support
On 10 – 13 October 2016 the SURDP Project organized a study tour to Brussels, Belgium, for a group of Ukrainian civil servants from the Ministry of Regional Development, some representatives of all-Ukraine associations of local self-government authorities, and Ukrainian think tanks engaged in supporting the reforms of local self-government (decentralization) and regional development policy