Year of participation: 2010
Age: 26
Job description: Specialist Bureau for Economic Development
Local government:Municipality of Lviv
Country: Ukraine
Talent programme: Local Economic Development
Internship municipality: Municipality of Delft

My work for municipality Lviv
“Lviv is a city with a population of 850,000. The financial crisis hit our community hard. This forced me to be more creative with the budget that we had, and lead to innovative ways to generate more income. In my work at the Municipality I generally support young entrepreneurs and help strengthen the knowledge and innovation infrastructure. The knowledge I gained during the training I have been able to use in the new economic development plan that was created for 2011-2012. I have used the knowledge to make this plan more sustainable and more balanced. In this, Lviv cooperates with the Municipality of Delft.”

Experiences in The Netherlands
“The training was a good combination of theory and practice. I enjoyed the exchange of experiences and knowledge in an informal way. I will definitely use the stakeholder analysis in the future. I am now an active member of the Talent for Governance Network, in which I read new information from time to time, and communicate with other participants to continue to share information and experiences as we did during the course.”

Back-Home Action plan
“Upon return I planned to realize a pivotal project for creating business improvement areas in one of the streets in our city centre.”