Launch of the E-Governance for Accountability and Participation Program

Press release, 03.06.2015

On June 3, 2015, the Memorandum on Implementation of the E-Governance for Accountability and Participation Program (EGAP) was signed in Kyiv between the State Agency for E-Governance of Ukraine and the Swiss Confederation.

Launch of the E-Governance for Accountability and Participation Program on June 3, 2015 in the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine in Kyiv.
E-Governance: through the new information communication technologies (ICTs) to more transparent and inclusive decision making in Ukraine. SDC

The Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Municipal Economy of Ukraine Mr. Gennadiy Zubko participated in the signing ceremony which took place during the launch of the new Swiss-Ukrainian joint program.

After the signing of the Memorandum, the Head of the Swiss Cooperation Office Ukraine Mr. Guido Beltrani highlighted: „Within the EGAP Program we plan to use e-governance and e-democracy tools as enablers for building the trust and cooperation between local authorities and citizens. We are confident that modern information and communication technologies are excellent tools for a more efficient provision of administrative services to citizens both from urban and rural areas, and for more transparent and inclusive decision making”.

The EGAP seeks to strengthen good governance and modern public service delivery and social innovation in Ukraine by using the new information communication technologies (ICTs).

The selected partner regions are the Oblasts of Dnipropetrovsk, Odesa, Vinnytsia and Volyn.

Local news, 14.05.2015

CANactions is the main architecture event in Ukraine. It is held in Kyiv every year, this year from May 14 to 16. CANactions is a platform for sharing ideas between urbanists, architects, politicians and a wider public. In times of crisis, architecture has an important role to play. It is a mirror and a driver of change in society. 

Impressions of the last CANactions Event
Impressions of the last CANactions Event (C) Andrey Mikhaylov

CANactions is the main architecture event in Ukraine. It is held in Kyiv every year, this year from May 14 to 16. CANactions is a platform for sharing ideas between urbanists, architects, politicians and a wider public. In times of crisis, architecture has an important role to play. It is a mirror and a driver of change in society. 

CANactions is attended by urbanists and architects from Ukraine and other European countries. This year, architects from Switzerland, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands take part. They hold workshops, give lectures, share ideas and experiences and engage in discussions with a wider public and the media. Politicians and investors are offered the opportunity to get acquainted with contemporary trends in international architecture.

CANactions has been held annually since 2008. In recent years, it has attracted more than 2500 professional attendees and up to 10'000 interested lay people.

In 2015, as in 2014, Switzerland is the main partner of CANactions. There will be workshops and lectures by Swiss architects Sebastian Carella (Valerio Olgiati Architects), Verena Huber (VSI SWB) and Markus Schaefer (Hosoya Schaefer Architects).

More information and festival’s program can be found under: http://www.canactions.com/

Various publications, interviews and videos from CANactions 2014 are available on the website of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine.