Educational trips «Polish experience of local government: Lessons for Ukraine»

17 November 2015, 17:31

The Arseniy Yatsenyuk «Open Ukraine» Foundation in cooperation with Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies invites to take part in the series of educational trips to Poland with the aim of sharing experiences in the sphere of local government and regional development.

To participate in educational trips representatives of local governments, local councilors, government officials, NGO activists, researchers and experts, representatives of local development associations and local authorities, journalists of regional media are invited.

The purpose of the educational visit is to study activity peculiarities of the Polish local government and regional development organizations. Participants will hold a meeting at the level of gminas, counties and provinces.

It is planned that, generally, three educational visits will be held for five days every. The first trip is planed preliminarily on 21 - 26 January 2016 in the city Lodz (Poland).

Organizers cover all expenses of the educational trip (travel costs, accommodation and meals) except of insurance expenses, and expenses concerned visa receiving.

Requirement to participants is the availability of foreign travel passport, the availability of the Schengen visa is also desirable. In the case of absence of  the visa, organizers will provide the invitation letter and promote the acceleration of the procedure for obtaining visas in Polish Consulates (participants submit documents on their own).

To participate in the trip it is necessary to fill the application form to 18:00 2 December, 2015 at the following link:

The results of applicants` shortlisting will be announced on December 7, 2015.

If you have questions about the educational trip, please contact the Program Manager of the Foundation Ms. Ramina Shut by tel. (044) 220-18-40, e-mail: [email protected].


The Open Ukraine Foundation is an international foundation, established in July 2007, at the initiative of Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Zbigniew Dzhymala for strengthening and development of Ukraine’s reputation in the world. The main tasks of the Foundation are improving international reputation of Ukraine and increasing its promotion abroad, promoting international cooperation with Ukraine and public diplomacy.

The Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies was established in 1993. Its activity aimed at  the cooperation between European countries, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. Various projects conducted at different levels have been adding to creation and development of political, economic, cultural and scientific ties among states in the region.

The most important and long-term project of the IES is the Economic Forum. Over the period of more than twenty years, the Forum has become one of the most important large-scale economic forums, won wide credibility among European politicians and experts.