A first for Ukraine: A school of democratic procedures in all regions

UNDEF funds the first initiative in Ukraine to introduce parliamentary procedures in the daily work of selected local Councils in all 24 regions of the country, including in the East, so as to increase the transparency and accountability of local self-governance. The project is selecting 24 local authorities, one for each region of Ukraine, to attend a School of Democratic Rules and Procedures. It will promote the adoption of amendments to the regulations of the relevant local authorities to introduce parliamentary procedures and democratic rules. This will enable Councils to broadcast their sessions on the internet. By bringing together representatives from all the 24 regions, the School of Democratic Rules and Procedures will also advance the concept of holding organized inclusive and peaceful political debate. The project is implemented by the West Ukrainian Resource Centre, a local civil society organization based in Lviv with long experience of working in both East and West Ukraine.