DNIPROPETROVSK, Ukraine, 2 July 2012 – Report-writing skills are the focus of a series of regional training seminars for representatives of Ukraine’s non-governmental sector that started today in Dnipropetrovsk with support from the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine (PCU).
The five two-day seminars will gather some 200 representatives of civil society organizations to help enhance their transparency and accountability through effective public report writing.
“Annual public reporting by civil society organizations is an important confidence-building element in establishing successful co-operation with the state and local government partners, as well as with society in general,” said Rene BeBeau, the Senior Project Officer of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine.
“Better quality public reporting contributes to better transparency and accountability and, therefore, it shall help enhance the positive image of Ukrainian civil society organizations and serve as an efficient tool in establishing dialogue between the authorities and them,” – said Lyubov Plaivoda, the President of the non-governmental organization CCC Creative Centre that co-organized the seminar.
The training seminars are held under a project aimed at improving transparency and accountability of civil society organizations in Ukraine. They will be held in Odessa (5-6 July), Simferopol (9-10 July), Lviv (12-13 July) and Kyiv (16-17 July).