The core objectives
of all changes
being introduced in the country
are to provide
citizens with a new quality of
life, to turn the cities
into moderns ones with high
living standards, to ensure both
state and local resources are used effectively,
as well as
people have jobs, income and
confidence in the future. This
was stated by Prime Minister
of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the International
Mayors Summit focused on the
topic of municipal innovations.
The Head of
Government stressed that one of
the main instruments for achieving this goal is decentralization
– the process of distributing or dispersing functions,
powers to the local authorities
and stimulation of community amalgamation.
the right path. We will
see the success
of the communities
in subsequent years", stressed the Prime Minister.
He drew attention
to the fact
that success depends directly on the competence
of local authorities and its engagement in all processes.
Therefore, it is essential to
answer the questions why the
money and powers were transferred
to the ground.
And the answer,
according to the Head of
Government, is pretty clearly.
be comfortable to live in.
This thesis is overriding. Transformations in all spheres of
life are on the agenda.
We need to
citizens with a new quality of life.
We will not
let any forces
to destroy local self-government, no one will
stop the processes of decentralization.
To this very
reason, the cities must have high
living standards", underlined the Head of
International Mayors Summit
(IMS) was launched in 2016 as a knowledge
exchange platform for local government
leaders and representatives of the major stakeholders
in local development at global level. The
event takes place for the
second time and offers an
opportunity to discuss modern trends in urban
development, innovations, best practices and common challenges
and solutions in all areas
of city life
and to share
stories of success of Ukrainian
cities in various spheres. This year among the
guests of the event are
more than 100 mayors, as well
as representatives of local government
of Canada, Israel, Slovakia, Brazil, Sweden, the United Kingdom
and the Netherlands.
The summit embraces
several directions, inter alia presentations
of innovations, discussion of urban
planning issues, special workshops, as well as
excursions to the technological platforms of Kyiv.