5 Ways to Change Your City

5 Ways to Change Your City

On September 25, Transparency International Ukraine held a public discussion on “How Citizens Change Cities”.
Kateryna Tsybenko, Anastasiia Mazurok, Dmytro Boiarchuk, Maria Poloz, Aliona Kutsenko talked about how every Ukrainian wishing to make changes can already influence the life of his/her city.

We have outlined 5 main points for you:

  1. Find allies.

It is important to understand that united we stand, divided we fall. And support for creating changes in your city is crucial for future victories!

  1. Study international experience.

The successes of foreign initiatives will give you the opportunity to choose those examples that are most relevant to our local specifics. Thus, you can get the desired result in a much shorter time.

  1. Share your own experience.

Having “victories” behind your back, you should certainly share your experience. Successful examples will not only give you the strength to fight further, but also inspire others.

  1. Foster innovations.

Sometimes it is worth forgetting about standard methods and finding innovative ways in order to attract city dwellers. Such attraction could be, for instance, a board or online game or excursion.

  1. Believe in yourself.

A clear understanding of the objective point adds motivation. You will definitely be able to change your city if you already understand what it should be like.


For reference

Transparency International Ukraine is an accredited chapter of the global movement Transparency International with a comprehensive approach to development and implementation of change for reduction of corruption levels.

TI Ukraine launched the Transparent cities program in 2017. Its purpose is to overcome corruption at the local level and to introduce best practices of transparency and accountability.

The Transparency International Ukraine team developed and implemented the Top 100 Cities Transparency Rating. Experts annually analyze the transparency of city councils by 91 indicators in 13 areas. In two years, the average transparency of cities has increased by 36%.