Digital Regions Week

Forums were held in Cherkasy, Lutsk, Vinnytsia, Ternopil, Zhytomyr, and Dnipro between November 1 and 11 for community representatives, businessmen, and everyone who is interested in digital transformation of Ukrainian regions.

 Apart from wartime challenges, the following questions were raised at panel discussions:

  •       Ukrainian communities’ Digital Transformation Index, and the launch of the Diia.Digital Community platform
  •       current state of regional digitalization, and development plans for oblast state administrations from CDTOs
  •       community development plans after the victory
  •       practical cases of digitalization implemented in communities
  •       e-democracy to facilitate operation of local self-government authorities
  •       digital literacy, development of digital services and cybersecurity in Ukraine

 Valeriia Ionan, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine for European integration, emphasizes the importance of regional digitalization:

 “Regional digital transformation is a top priority for MinDigit. That is why we’ve been working quite a while to ensure that each region has its own CDTO. Our goal is to have a large digital team in place to help us accelerate digitalization changes across the country.”

“The key objective of digitalization is to optimize processes and facilitate work. Attendees at the forum spoke of their needs and achievements,” says Tetiana Prykhodko, an analyst with the Ministry of Digital Transformation.

“We collaborate with communities. We have developed a detailed guidance so that they could operate a mobile suitcase successfully. Making active use of the cases is essential to us. Along with people receiving as many administrative services as possible,” adds Serhii Hunko, regional digital transformation coordinator in the EGAP Program.

The week of regional digital transformation has been attended by 500 representatives of Ukrainian communities.

As part of Digital Regions Week, the Digital Volyn office was inaugurated in Lutsk. It will assist eight pilot communities in launching their digital transformations that involve the development of the Volyn communities’ investment marketplace, training sessions on the implementation of cybersecurity tools, and holding events on digital literacy for IDPs aged 40+.

 Not only will the application of digital tools take the community to a new level, but also increase the transparency of the community leaders’ work. Let’s digitalize together and raise the level of residents’ trust in local authorities!

Photo: West Ukraine Digital

 Digital Regions Week was organized with support from the EGAP Program implemented by the Eastern Europe Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.