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EU Policy Towards Promoting Local Democracy in Ukraine
EU Policy Towards Promoting Local Democracy in Ukraine

Author(s): Kateryna Chabanova
Subject(s): Public Administration, Government/Political systems, Social development, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, EU-Legislation
Published by: Editura Tehnopress
Keywords: local democracy; local government; local community (gromada); decentralization; devolution; administrative-territorial reform; public administration reform; europeanization; integration;

Summary/Abstract: Administrative-territorial structure of Ukraine is far from being the one that is aimed at providing even social-economic development and promoting prosperity in its regions. The system of local government doesn’t meet the needs of Ukrainian society. Not only it doesn’t grant getting essential public services and having equal opportunities in justice but also doesn’t provide the creation and maintaining of the favorable living space for the development and self-realization of the human. After “the revolution of dignity” Ukraine embarked on public administration and local government reform. The research supports an idea that transformations in Ukraine may be achieved with local solution. Strengthening the capacity of local communities is the only way to empower people. European Union provides constant advice, expertise and financial support to Ukraine. The main aim of this article is to investigate EU policy toward promoting local democracy in Ukraine and analyze the EU activities in democracy-building as well as to present the different challenges that EU facing within implementation of the Association Agreement.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 31-36
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English