Delegation from Ukraine visited Poland for experience exchange in the sphere of local government

14 September 2016, 11:43

28 representatives from different regions of Ukraine visited the local authorities of several Polish towns and took part in the 26th Economic Forum held in Krynica-Zdroj (Poland). The initiator of the educational trip became Arseniy Yatsenyuk «Open Ukraine» Foundation, the support in the organization was provided by the Institute for Eastern Studies Foundation from Poland.

Within the trip, Ukrainians visited the city Novy Sonch, where they have introduced a presentation of local government system. The delegation also got acquainted with the work of Polish utilities, learned about regional policies and peculiarities of local budgets.

Participants from Ukraine also had an opportunity to take part in the 26th Economic Forum, where Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Four, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman, Ukrainian and foreign officials participated. Members of the delegation actively got into the discussion, particularly concerned the decentralization and local government development.

Open Ukraine Foundation sincerely wishes all participants of the trip to implement efficiently the experience gained in Poland for the development and prosperity of Ukraine and their native land! 

Recall that it was the second educational trip organized by the Arseniy Yatsenyuk «Open Ukraine» Foundation in partnership with the Institute for Eastern Studies Foundation.


The Open Ukraine Foundation is an international foundation, established in July 2007, at the initiative of Arseniy Yatsenyuk 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.