In 2019, 135 women from all over the country applied for the competition «The best women's initiatives  of Ukraine for democratic development of local communities». It should be noted that the quality of applications this year has increased significantly. There have been frequent applications about decentralization, united territorial communities, opening of administrative service centers, developing strategies and community regulations. Kharkiv, Zhytomyr regions and the territories of the East of Ukraine showed the most activity in the competition. This year also saw an increase the initiatives that aimed at introducing equal opportunities in communities, maintaining equal access to goods and services for different segments of the population, and inclusion.

On July 2, 2019, the consideration of the applications, submitted for the competition, was in the office of the Verkhovna Rada Committees of Ukraine. Representatives of the project partners - Svetlana Gryshchenko (Council of Europe in Ukraine) and Natalia Lazarenko (Association of Ukrainian Cities) also participated in the meeting of the selection committee of the European Assembly of Women Deputies. While reviewing the applications, it became absolutely clear that Ukrainian womanhood is extremely sensitive to global trends in democracy - ecology and new technologies, education and equal opportunities.

Due to extremely interesting and high quality projects, the results of the competition have more winners than planned. There are 24 winners and 3 projects with special status (affiliate, out of competition). Here is their list:


Women's Initiatives Winners – download

Winners and absolutely all participants of competition will be invited to ceremonial awards which will take place on August, 24, 2019 at the premises of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. All participants are waiting for certificates, prizes and gifts! There will be several events. We are going to announce shortly.

Geography of winning initiatives:

A detailed description of the winning initiatives can read on the link:


We are sincerely grateful for your participation! Each of you is important to us!

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