On September 8-9, 2020 the focus groups on selection of the project ideas, which will be included into the Plan of regional development strategy implementation have been held. These focus groups have been organized within the framework of the development of the draft Plan of Cherkasy region development strategy implementation for the period of 2021-2023. The meetings were held in the premises of the Center for Civil Society Development “Your Space” in the form of focus groups. The representatives of science, the public, business, local self-government authorities and local administrations as well as the strategic planning consultant Vasyl Kashevsky joined the meetings.
In total, during 2 days the participants of the focus-groups have considered about 400 project ideas. In particular, within the framework of the strategic goals: ECONOMY: high-tech, productive, export-oriented, 49 project ideas have been considered; PEOPLE: skilled, adaptive, united – 95 project ideas; HIGH QUALITY OF LIFE: ecology, safety, infrastructure – 235 project ideas; and within the SMART-specialization activity areas 18 project ideas have been considered.
What’s next? To finalize the project ideas and to include them into the draft Plan of Cherkasy region development strategy implementation for the period of 2021-2023, to conduct a strategic environmental assessment of the project and to submit it for consideration at the session of the regional council.