In Rivne a training on “Participation Tools. Public consultations” was held.

During the training, conducted by the trainer Alyona Muzychuk and the communication coordinator of the “Active Community” in the city of Rivne, Nataliya Holovach, the residents learned about such tool of participation as public consultations.

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The participants received information on the benefits of public consultations for citizens and local authorities, their peculiarities and features. The trainers presented the resource “Your opinion” to the participants and told about the cities in which public consultations have already successfully introduced in Ukraine. Participants also had the opportunity to learn more about the foreign experience of public consultations.

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During the event, in practice, everybody learned how to formulate questions and options for solving the problem and make it publicly discussed. Participants elaborated methods and ways of disseminating information and involving citizens in expressing their opinions during public consultations.

44 (1)We wanted to talk more about such instrument of participation as public consultations, cause it aims to interact with authorities and citizens and involve citizens in decision-making process. In 15 cities of Ukraine, public consultations have been held with the use of the resource “Your opinion”, which allows attracting more citizens to decision-making”, – says Natalia Golovach, Communications Coordinator of the “Active Community” in Rivne.

More information about events is on the “Active Community Community” page.

Contact person: Olena Muzychuk, tel. +38 093 598 27 50

Note. The training was supported by the National Democratic Institute (NDI).