Europe offers ideas and experts
Last month about a dozen of high-ranking dignitaries, including ministers, from countries ranging from the UK to Latvia to Georgia to Malta, gathered in Kyiv to bring their experiences of successes and troubles of the municipal reforms in their countries to Ukraine and share it with their Ukrainian counterparts who will very soon get busy with reforming the nation’s local governance. Arena CS provided logistical and organizational assistance to the event. Confidentiality that was required for part of it could have been a bit of a challenge for a less experienced event organizer, but we handled it smoothly. Ukrainian Vice PM Volodymyr Hroysman received the experts’ recommendations. The much awaited reform is due to be presented publicly soon.