The Chairman of  Lviv Regional Council  Oleksandr Hanushchyn during his visit to Warsaw (Poland) on April 19-21 within the framework of the  VI session of the Ukrainian-Polish Commission on Economic Cooperation  invited Polish officials to participate in the Local Development Forum to be held ​​in Truskavets on June 23-25.

“It is important to have a common strategic vision of the Carpathian region development. The initiative of Lviv region is heard by the Governments of Ukraine and Poland – said Oleksandr Hanushchyn. – We propose to organize the second working meeting concerning the development of EU macro-regional strategy for the Carpathian region within the Forum with the participation of national and regional authorities’ representatives of the Carpathians region within the Forum “

The Chairman Hanushchyn assured that the meeting in Truskavets will provide an opportunity for the constructive discussion on the issues of Ukrainian-Polish-interregional cooperation.

It is worth mentioning that the second Local Development Forum will be held on  June 23-25 ​​in Truskavets (Lviv region). The event is expected to host more than 350 participants from Ukraine and abroad.

Forum aims to become a unique international platform for experience exchange for exchange of experience on regional and local development. It is the only discussion platform on Western Ukraine scale regarding prospects of coordinating the efforts of local and national authorities, business and non-governmental organizations to ensure sustainable development and smart growth of the areas. In addition, the Forum will be the first platform in Ukraine for wide discussion on the strategic planning of the Carpathians, international cooperation of Carpathian countries in the field of environmental protection, improving access to the region and the preservation of historic and cultural heritage, as well as cooperation between self-governing bodies of the Carpathian region within the European Union. The main objective of the event is to strengthen the role of local government, including the self-governments from the Carpathian region, in regional development on the EU scale.