Ensuring citizens needs and access to social services

01.02 2024

This was the topic of the third module of the School of Mayors project. The training for representatives of local self-government bodies and starostas, which began on January 30, will last for two weeks at the High School. The training is being implemented jointly with the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service, the All-Ukrainian Association of Amalgamated Hromadas and with the support of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme. The third module was implemented with the informational support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Ukraine.

The speakers were Milena Kravchenko, Professor of the Department of Public Management and Administration at the National Aviation University, and Yulia Savelieva, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Political Science and Socio-Cultural Technologies at Sumy State University, a gender integration expert and gender trainer.

The session covered international standards and national legislation on ensuring the right of people to an appropriate standard of living and needs assessment as a basis for formulating recovery policies and responding to humanitarian crises.

The participants discussed the organization of social services in the community under martial law and the provision of social and legal protection to military personnel. In addition, they touched upon the important topic of preventing and combating gender-based violence, including domestic violence. More than 600 starostas from 242 communities in Ukraine have volunteered to improve their professional competencies in this educational project.

According to the participants themselves, this training format provides an opportunity to share experiences and interesting ideas. The trainers of the program are experts in the field of local self-government with practical experience. “The Mayors Training School is a valuable resource for mayors who want to improve their skills, knowledge and practical experience to become effective leaders and representatives of the community”.