"The experience gained will be implemented in Ukraine":
Last week, a group of students of the Master's course “Regional Management” together with the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management Natalia Strochenko and teachers traveled to the Republic of Poland. The purpose of the visit was to study the experience of local self-government bodies in attracting investment for community development, as well as developing a system of forecast and program documents for socio-economic development.
During our visit, we met the representatives of Poronino and Wieliczka, the administration of the county towns of Zakopane and Krakow. In addition, we visited many social institutions and were impressed by their high level. So, we remember a well-equipped modern sports hall in one of the regular schools. At the moment, the process of reforming the education system in Poland is also under way, and we have also become acquainted with this experience.
An important point of our visit was to get to know the system of authorities at the basic level of local self-government bodies and opportunities for their implementation. For the participants of this trip, the Polish side organized a round table, during which the use of Polish experience in rural communities of Ukraine in the context of decentralization reform was discussed. The SNAUstudents of the course “Regional Management”are the very people who will implement this experience in their work later. The problem of attracting investors and participation in programs and projects of the European Union and International Technical Assistance, discussed at the round table, is also relevant to us. We became deeply acquainted with the possibilities of using local resource potential for community development.
As a result of this trip, a roundtable discussion “Deliberative workshop “Community Development: Potential, Opportunities and Tools” will be prepared and held for the “Regional Management”course participants. We also plan to hold such an event in an expanded format for the representatives of the united territorial communities, small and medium-sized businesses in rural communities.
In general, I believe that the knowledge and experience that our Polish colleagues shared with us are very valuable, since the Poles have started implementing all these processes and have already had great positive results. It is very useful for students to see how fruitful a joint territorial community can function, learn about ways to attract investments, and so on.