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152,3 million EUR

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U-LEAD with Europe: Ukraine – Local Empowerment, Accountability and Development Programme

A multi-donor action of the European Union and its Member States Germany, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia and Slovenia.

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Empowering municipalities and citizens of Ukraine: selected insights into U-LEAD contributions: укр  еng

The Inception Phase of U-LEAD with Europe’s Support to Improved Administrative Service Delivery:

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Visual report 2018-2019: укр   еng

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Partner: Ministry of Development of Communities and Territories of Ukraine (MinRegion)
Supported by: European Commission, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden
Implemented by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)


U-LEAD with Europe contributes to the establishment of multilevel governance that is transparent, accountable and responsive to the needs of the population.

The programme has two main objectives:

  1. Enhancement of the capacities of key stakeholders at the national, regional and local levels to implement the regional policy and decentralisation reforms (GIZ). This includes vertical and horizontal coordination and capacity development at all levels of government throughout Ukraine.
  2. Empowerment of municipalities to deliver high quality administrative services to their citizens aims at contributing to the ongoing decentralisation reform in Ukraine (Sida). For this purpose, Sida has subcontracted the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions to support up to 600 Administrative Service Centres to live up to the expectation of the citizens, and the Estonian E-Governance Academy to develop IT solutions that facilitate the provision of the services concerned.

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Bastian Veigel

GIZ Programme Director of U-LEAD with Europe

Susanna Dellans

Sida Programme Director of U-LEAD with Europe


House of Decentralisation,

20 Velyka Zhytomyrska Street, 4th floor,

Kyiv 01001, Ukraine



(+38044) 581-27-90 – GIZ

(+38044) 581-38-46 – Sida

(+38044) 581-38-48 – Polish aid

(+38) 063-164-35-50 – EGOV4UKRAINE www.ega.ee/project/u_lead (21a Baseyna Street, office 6, Kyiv 01004, Ukraine)