In November 2018, the team of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme's support to improved administrative service delivery announced the 3rd Round of hromadas’ selection to assist them in ASC modernisation and establishment. The selection commission, consisting of the Programme experts, representatives of MinRegion and the Ministry of Economic Development, analysed 327 applications from 22 oblasts of Ukraine and selected 151 applications to further analyse hromadas' capability and develop Terms of Reference for ASC establishment.
We draw the attention of all the candidates that inclusion in the list does not imply unconditional support or full support, since a significant number of applications still require proper formal confirmation of commitments and verification of information (please, read more in the official announcement of the first selection results).
Specific types of assistance and its volume will be determined jointly by the Programme and the hromada, taking into account methodological approaches of the Programme to proper ASC functioning and results of visits to each hromada. The purpose of the visits is to make detailed assessment of the real needs and define measures for the ASC modernisation and establishment. In case of detecting ineluctable obstacles to hromada’s participation in the Programme or provision of inaccurate information by the hromada, the application may be rejected at any stage.
Starting from 1 March 2019, each hromada from the list will be visited by authorised specialists of the Programme. During March-June 2019, Terms of Reference for the ASC establishment / modernisation with the obligations of the Programme and hromada will be drafted for each capable hromada. More detailed information on the Terms of Reference can be found via the link.
We would like to inform hromadas, that were not shortlisted in this selection round, that there will be another chance (4th Round). To take part in the next round, it is necessary to remove the main reasons for the rejection of applications, such as:
- submission of applications by local self-government bodies and local executive bodies that are not part of the Programme’s target group;
- critical lack of information in the application for its evaluation (including lack of information about the premises, necessary photos, etc.);
- lack of proper premises for the ASC and absence of information in the application on any prospects for the timely arrangement of such premises and / or lack of information on the financing of the relevant expenditures.
We wish you success in the last selection round of the Programme (starting on 15 April 2019) and available and quality services for residents of your hromadas!
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