British Council Ukraine

How can active citizens find partners in government to solve community problems? And how can the government cooperate more effectively with civil society? And how to overcome the new constraints in establishing partnerships caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and quarantine restrictions? April 30, 2020, an online conference was held, where about 80 participants - government officials, civic activists and concerned citizens tried to find answers to these questions.

The conference agenda included communication with best practitioners during a panel discussion and active work of participants in groups to talk over challenges and opportunities for effective interaction between government and active citizens.

We are pleased to share the results of the conference, namely - the recommendations developed to build cooperation between active citizens and the government.

Conference recording

The conference recording can be viewed at the link:

The conference was held within the Active Citizens programme, co-financed by the British Council and European Union within the framework of the project "Strengthening Cross-Sectoral Collaboration for Social Cohesion (SC3)", carried out by the British Council together with three experienced national partners: NGO "Strong Community", NGO "Youth Platform", and Charitable Fund ‘UNION’.

This document was produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The views expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Union.

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