East Europe Foundation is launching a new program to help regional state administrations, municipalities, and regional development agencies improve the knowledge and skills needed to elaborate post-war reconstruction strategies.
It is expected that the program will involve about 40 persons from Zaporizhzhia, Kherson, Dnipro, Chernivtsi, and Zakarpattia regions. Over the course of ten months, civil servants and actors involved in strategic planning at a regional level will deepen their competencies, primarily in project management.
“The country is already receiving a lot of attention from foreign donors, and when the war is over, investor interest will increase significantly,” said Natalia Slynko, East Europe Foundation Program Director. “Therefore, we need to advance project management at all levels and learn how to effectively use the opportunities that exist out there. This is the way to rebuild a strong and invincible country.”
As part of the Recovery and Resilience Program, participants will be able to learn about both fundraising opportunities available for Ukraine in the EU and helpful hints on how to write project proposals to access funds.
Based on the in-person training curriculum, East Europe Foundation will develop an online course on the basics of project management. It will available at no charge to the general public on the Zrozumilo! Online Educational Platform. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate with ECTS credits.
“We see this project as an important step in strengthening the capacities of regional administrations and local governments, which are necessary for the country’s recovery,” said David Fuechtjohann, Project Manager of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Project “Promoting Economic Participation of Vulnerable Groups, including Internally Displaced Persons, in Ukraine”.
The Recovery and Resilience Program is implemented by East Europe Foundation with funds from the Federal Government of Germany and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
East Europe Foundation is a Ukrainian charitable non-profit organization established in 2008. Since its inception, it has implemented more than 100 projects and programs of varying scale, duration, and complexity worth $43 million. The organization is engaged in supporting democracy and civil society, implementation of electronic governance, small and medium-sized business development, energy efficiency, and much more.