We invite representatives of the public sector, local self-government and local authorities, journalists from Zhytomyr and Zhytomyr region to participate in the regional training course “Approaches to creating conditions for pluralistic decision-making processes at the local level”, which will be held from October to November 2016 in the ethnographic complex ” Ukrainian Village “(1, Dmitrovskaya street, Buzova village, Kyiv-Svyatoshinsky district, Kyiv region). The training course is conducted within the framework of the project “Regional Voices – Creating Bridges for Democracy”. The organizer of the training course is the Institute of  International Cooperation of the German Association of National Universities (DVV International in Ukraine) with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany. Regional partner in Zhytomyr region – Youth public organisation “Modern Format”. The training course consists of 4 training modules and provides participants with a course of new knowledge and practical competences with pluralistic decision-making mechanisms at the local level.


Modules                  Date of holding                     Topic of  module

№ 1                          13-14.10.2016 р.         Building a dialogue at the local level – technology and approaches.

№ 2                          18-19.11.2016 р.         Qualitative local journalism as an engine for dialogue at the local level.

№ 3                          26-27.11.2016 р.         Strengthening civil society and forms of self-organization at the local level.

№ 4                         09-10.12.2016 р.         Tools for the democratization of local self-government.


Participation in the course is free. The organizers provide accommodation and meals for participants of the course, as well as, if tickets are available, reimbursement of transportation costs (note – the possibility of an organized trip by minibus from Zhitomir is also considered). To participate in the training course, you need to fill out an online application form.


If you have any questions, please contact Marina Khaynak – (096) 627-78-52 (mobile), (0412) 46-10-86 (work), e-mail: mgo.sformat@gmail.com. Reference: The training course will be held simultaneously in 9 target regions of the Regional Voices – Creating Bridges for Democracy project (Lviv, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Nikolaev, Kherson, Zaporizhia, Sumy, Kharkiv, Kiev). The groups of participants of the course in each region comprise 24 people (8 public activists, 8 local journalists, 8 representatives of local self-government bodies).