ALDA expands to Kyiv: Empowering Local Democracy in Ukraine

Feb 08, 2024

We are thrilled to announce that ALDA has officially begun operating from Kyiv (Ukraine)! For two weeks now, our ALDA Country Representative in Ukraine, Khrystyna Kvartsiana, has been working from the city of Kyiv. This long-awaited step follows the remarkable growth of our membership base in Ukraine, now totalling an impressive number: 20 members! This expansion reflects the growing interest and dedication of Ukrainian municipalities and organisations to promote democratic values and foster collaboration with the European Union.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the program U-LEAD with Europe for hosting ALDA Representative in the Decentralisation House in Kyiv. This collaborative effort provides a dynamic and supportive environment to advance our mission and initiatives in Ukraine. ALDA is particularly glad to cooperate with U-LEAD with Europe in the implementation of projects such as the “Local Democracy Agencies (LDAs): An Instrument for Cooperation, Community Cohesion, and Development in Ukraine”, adopted within the framework of the Bridges of Trust initiative.

ALDA’s primary objective in Kyiv is to further engage Ukrainian members in the Association’s projects and promote the ALDA Flagship Initiative in Ukraine on opening new Local Democracy Agencies across the country, adding them to the already existing ones in Dnipropetrovsk region, Mariupol and Odesa. 

We believe that by working closely together, we can amplify our impact and create positive change in communities across Ukraine

Additionally, our presence in Kyiv strengthens our advocacy efforts on behalf of Ukraine, amplifying the voice of local authorities and advocating for their needs on the international stage.

Under the leadership of Khrystyna Kvartsiana, we are confident that ALDA’s presence in Kyiv will serve as a hub for collaboration, innovation, and progress. Together, we will continue to work tirelessly to promote democracy, foster sustainable development, and support the people of Ukraine on their journey towards a brighter future.

Stay tuned for updates on our exciting projects and vacancies from Kyiv!