The issue features of the adoption and implementation in Zhytomyr Regional Development Strategy 2020 discussed today during the conference “The implementation of the Strategy for Regional Development in Zhytomyr Region: problems, achievements and prospects”.

The event conducted within “Regional Politics in Ukraine” that is realized by Polissya Foundation for International and Regional Studies in cooperation with NGO “Modern Format” as a part of the Association of Regional Analytic Centers. In addition, among the organizers were the Institute of civil society, the Ukrainian Association of Local Government “Ukrainian Association of District and Regional Councils”, Europe Council Office in Ukraine with the support of the European Union.

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The main goals of the conference:

  1. Proposal formation to improve the realization the Strategy for Regional Development in Zhytomyr region that should become the background for the recommendations to improve the process of implementation strategy for regional development in all regions of Ukraine.
  2. Actualization the topic of regional strategy planning in local media emphasizing the problems appearing on the way to realization of strategy for regional development and possible solutions to these problems.

In event, participate social activists, representatives of the local government and mass media.

Anatoly Vyhovsky introduced peculiarities of the development and implementation of realization Strategy for Regional Development in Zhytomyr region, specialist of the Economic Development Department, Trade and International Cooperation of the Regional State Administration.

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Solovyova Zhanna Volodymyrivna, the head of NGO “Modern Format”, an expert of the Association of Regional Analytic Centers of Ukraine, shortly represent the monitoring features results of the development and implementation of Strategy for Regional Development (SRD) in Zhytomyr region by 2020.

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Problematics of the incorporated local communities’ participation in the implementation of the realization plan explained Irina Ostapchuk, an expert of Office Reforms Communications in Zhytomyr region.

During the event, raised questions about the necessity of expand communication with the public about the implementation of the Plan SRD and importance of updating the investment portfolio to attract investors to the region and necessity to attract businesses to the project activity.