«Active Community Clubs» opened in 15 Ukrainian cities. They will act on an ongoing basis, uniting active citizens for the development of their cities.

«Active Community Clubs» is an informal platform for communication, education, development of creative skills, emergence of ideas for implementation of reforms and development of Ukrainian cities.

Now meetings are held systematically in 15 cities. Among them are Dobropillia, Zhytomyr, Zhmerynka, Kamianets-Podilskyi, Kropyvnytskyi, Poltava, Rubizhne, Rivne, Skadovsk, Sumy, Uzhgorod, Khmelnytskyi, Chernivtsi, Uzhhorod, Yuzhne.

Клуб Активної Громади (1)

We invite deputies from local and regional councils, their assistants, NGO representatives, experts, active citizens, businessmen, students and anyone who wants to develop their city.

The moderator and organizer of the meeting is Coordinator of All-Ukrainian Initiative «Active Community» in the certain city. Therefore, applying to them, you can ask the date of next meeting and the theme of Club regular meetings.

The organizers of Club meeting before announce the topic, invite interesting speakers to ensure that participants can receive thorough and relevant information.

Клуб Активної Громади (2)

According to Regional Coordinator Natalia Malinovska, the issues of implementation of public consultations as an instrument of community participation have already been raised at meetings in Rivne.

“We also presented the resource «Vasha Dumka» («Your Opinion»), discussed issues that should be put to public consultation. So that every citizen has the opportunity to influence decision-making. Another theme of such meeting was elections and electoral legislation, innovations proposed in the draft laws on Electoral Code”, – added Natalia.

Club meetings are not boring lectures and tons of information. Those meetings are organized in the format of trainings, presentations, master-classes, speeches of successful people and experts, discussions of city problems and implementation of reforms.

More information about the meeting you can find at regional coordinators, whose contacts are on Institute «Republica» website, in the section «Regional Offices». Clubs will act in 30 cities throughout Ukraine, information on their opening and activities will be updated.

Note. Clubs are organized within the framework of the project «Active Community: The Right of Choice», which is being implemented in 30 Ukrainian cities. This project implements with the support of National Democratic Institute (NDI) with the financial support of American people, provided through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).