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August 22-26, 2016

The Decentralisation Marathon is a Ukraine-wide event initiated by the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC) to accelerate the process of establishing consolidated territorial communities. By the end of the year (starting from June till December) the Association will conduct approximately 1,000 site visits to communities organised by AUC Regional Offices. The regional consultants will inform about the benefits of decentralisation, provide explanations about the processes and stages of community consolidation, and offer their consultations and expert assistance in preparing the necessary documents and draft ordinances. The participation of representatives of the communities, which have already consolidated, will serve as a powerful motivation factor for other communities to consolidate. The Decentralisation Marathon is being conducted by the AUC within the framework of the PULSE Project.

V. Klychko, Head of the AUC and Kyiv City Mayor, H. Zubko, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, and V. Kovalchuk, First Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of Ukraine, gave a symbolic start to the Decentralisation Marathon during the 12th Ukrainian municipal Forum in Odesa.

The Project performs site visits to communities according to the schedules, which were put together in each AUC Regional Office and approved by the AUC Central Office.

AUGUST 22 – 26,     the Project conducted 21 events within the framework of the Marathon in the communities, which are likely to consolidate. The Project also conducted informational events in almost all oblasts of Ukraine.

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