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Decentralisation in Ukraine: A Successful Reform

Decentralisation has been at the core of reform processes in several European countries during the last decades. Ukraine has not been an exception, as it launched its decentralisation reform in 2014. The Centre of Expertise for Good Governance has been supporting Ukraine in designing and implementing this reform and in strengthening local governments through its Programme “Enhancing decentralisation and public administration reform in Ukraine”.

The importance of this effort has been underlined during the Forum “Ukraine 30 – Decentralisation – one of the most successful reforms in Ukraine”, organised in the framework of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence.

The Forum was opened by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, and the Prime Minister, Denys Shmyhal. They both acknowledged the significance of the European Charter of Local Self-Government, which was ratified by Ukraine in 1997, in shaping the appropriate environment for the reform. The President mentioned the importance of the political will at the highest level in order to undertake it, and the Prime Minister added that its success is also based on the fact that it is supported by a large majority of Ukrainians.

Daniel Popescu, Head of the Democracy and Governance Department of the Council of Europe, also participated in the Forum, emphasising the role of the work undertaken by the Council of Europe through the Programme in providing legal expertise, institutional support and capacity building of local authorities, in order to accompany Ukraine in this endeavour.

Video recording of the Forum

Kyiv, Ukraine 28 July 2021
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