The project is aimed at further forming a strong community of the city, strengthening trust and understanding of different groups of the population.
2016-06-10 21:16:00

In November 2016 in the city of Zolotonosha, the project "Mutual trusting and joining efforts of the authorities and the community as the pledge of city development and improvement of the quality of life" began. The project is aimed at further forming a strong community of the city, strengthening trust and understanding of different groups of the population.

The project envisages a wide participation of activists and all interested in this Zolotonosha residents. It is based on the best examples of the recovery of European and other countries after a period of decline. This restoration begins with the local communities and, as practice has shown, the main factor of success has always been and remains people. They are the most important resource that is not subject to corruption. It can not be bought, it is impossible to disregard it.

But each time there is a question; How can you make changes? How to unite? How to define a common goal? And how to implement it in life?

The project uses the best practices, taking into account the mistakes made in other countries, a joint development of a program that will help to realize what can only be done by the general efforts of the city's residents and the will of the authorities.

During the project, trainings, seminars, a lot of practice and, of course, the support of qualified specialists for implementation of the plans developed during the work process are conducted.

An important element of the project is the use of forum-theater methodology in conducting city community dialogues. Within the framework of the project in Zolotonosha, a number of training sessions on the use of ART technologies in resolving conflicts and misunderstandings have been conducted.

All those who are indifferent to the further development of the city can take part in the project.

The project is being implemented by the Zlotonysk City Council in partnership with the NGO "Kyiv School of Equal Opportunities" in partnership with NGO "Divya" with the support of the Black Sea Regional Cooperation Trust (BST), the German Marshall Fund Project and the United States Agency for International Development.

Main activities of the project:

  • A round-table meeting with representatives of local authorities and civil society with a presentation of the project and discussion of its implementation
  • Developing a guide for interviewing community members about their needs and priorities
  • Creation of local initiative groups from among different social strata
  • Creation and further development of the information site -
  • Preparation of initiative groups for interviewing members of the city community
  • Conducting a survey of community members
  • Analysis of the results of the survey - its presentation on the project site
  • Summarizing the results of interviews with representatives of CSOs and local authorities
  • Conducting communication trainings, a roadmap for the transition period, as well as training of representatives of target groups for joining the actions and cooperation, discussions, joint group work.
  • Developing a scenario for a theater forum as a form of discussion for solving crisis issues
  • Conducting discussions in the community through theater forum
  • Conducting sessions for representatives of target groups on the development of annual joint action plans and measures for the near future.
  • Provide on-site (on-site) and remote (online) counseling of working groups and individual community representatives to implement their joint and personal plans.
  • Developing of methodological guidance for the transition period of the  community, individuals, including IDPs, families of servicemen and persons who have been affected by the conflict.
  • Placement of relevant information on the project and city websites
  • Cooperation with local media

Additional Information:

Irina Konchenkova: 050 462 43 26

Valery Danilin: 067 505 32 26