For the fourth year now, Transparency International Ukraine assesses the transparency of city councils’ activity in 100 largest Ukrainian cities. This year, the Transparent Cities team also assessed the accountability of 50 Ukrainian cities.
Cities are becoming increasingly more transparent. The average city transparency index increased by more than 53% over the three years of research. This is a positive trend that needs to be maintained. At the same time, a high level of transparency is not yet a guarantee of the actual openness of local councils and their readiness for effective public scrutiny.
What obstacles do local authorities see to becoming really accountable to their communities? In what sectors have local authorities already been able to establish an open dialogue with the community, and where do they need to reinforce the cooperation?
We invite representatives of local governments, public authorities, the civil society sector, the media, experts and those who care about the future of their city to join the online presentation of the results of the ratings, as well as discuss current issues of cooperation between the community and local authorities.
Date: March 31
Time: 10 a.m. — 1 p.m.
How to I join? Register here. The day before, registered participants will receive a reminder and a link to broadcast the event in Zoom.
Event language: English and Ukrainian (simultaneous interpreting provided).
As part of the discussion, we will conduct panel discussions with the participation of local mayors, representatives of public authorities, and civil society.
You will find out:
• Which cities are in the lead and which ones have become outsiders?
• How accountable are the winners of previous transparency ratings?
• How do we establish effective cooperation between local authorities and the public, and why is it important to hear each other?
• How can the online platform developed by Transparent Cities become a place for communication between the community and city councils and help the latter become more transparent and accountable?
For media accreditation to participate in the event (offline), please contact Tetiana Riasna, Communication Manager of the Transparent Cities program, tel. 066 172-54-03, firstname.lastname@example.org
The event will take place within the project “Transparent Cities e-platform for cooperation of citizens and local governments for accountability and good governance” implemented with the financial support of the European Union.