In the city Biliaivka that in the Odessa region, active citizens together produced an
Amalgamated community development strategy until 2020 at the strategic session, which has
brought together more than 60 stakeholders – entrepreneurs, representatives of public sector,
government, MPs, age, community activists.
They jointly developed a proposal for future long-term community development strategy. The
session was conducted by the Association for community self-organization assistance with
Bilyaivka City Council and supported by the International Fund "Renaissance".
Moderator of the session, deputy chairman of the Association Andrii Krupnyk said that because
of attracting residents under development of the strategy, they would continue being actively
involved in the implementation of the Strategy.
The participants were divided into 7 groups according to the areas of Bilyaivkas development,
that have been identified as a priority in the previous stages of research in the analysis of
financial and economic condition of the community focus groups and questionnaires:
Improving the investment climate, tourism and other businesses
Improved landscaping and traffic
Improving community management, strengthening solidarity and mutual assistance in
Improved school, preschool, adult education and training
Improving the quality of municipal services, living conditions and ecological condition of
Improving Social Services and Social Welfare
Cultural development and improving the leisure of population
In groups for each of the areas the participants achieved a cooperation objectives and activities,
which were then presented to the audience.
Among the proposals – the construction of shopping and entertainment center in the city,
creating condominiums, local business associations, utilities for the construction and
maintenance of roads, sorting, organizing clubs for children in the connected villages, barrier-
free development environment conscious residents relation to the environment and others.
"I am proud that I live in a community with people like you – not indifferent to the fate of
community "addressed the participants at the end of the session Mayor Michael Buhtiyarov.