Odesa Regional State Administration Discusses Future Draft Regional Development Strategy for 2021-2027

13 December 2019, 15:32
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The Odesa Regional State Administration discussed the future draft strategy for the development of the region for 2021-2027. The meeting was attended by Deputy Head of the Regional State Administration Vyacheslav Ovechkin, heads of departments and departments, scientists, representatives of profile committees and the public.

A draft strategy is a document that contains specific measures to maximize the use and utilization of regional resources. It is based on the program of social protection of the population.

“The development program incorporates the principles and techniques of the European Union. The most important vector is the direction of smart specialization, which consists of aspects such as openness, realism, monitoring, evaluation, as well as implementation of an online platform for practical application of the program. The goal of the project is to bring together such interconnected components as education, population health, the environment and economic development, ”said Dmytro Radulov, Director of the Department of Economic Policy and Strategic Planning.

The program also includes five strategic priorities for the development of our region, namely: social and humanitarian prosperity, ecotransformation, globalization of the tourist environment and infrastructural development, efficient economic space, high-performance agricultural production and smart specialization. The project aims to create an international logistics, industrial, tourist and cultural center in the Odessa region, which would have all the necessary prerequisites for favorable reform and development.

“The process of developing the document is transparent and realistic. After the amendments made by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine to the development plan development and incorporation of the principle of smart specialization, the mechanism of program implementation became comprehensive and practical for the Odessa region. As this document is the future plan of development of our region”, - said Deputy Head of Regional State Administration Vyacheslav Ovechkin.

Discussions were held between scientists and representatives of business, institutes, public organizations regarding the implementation of new ideas and provisions for the best quality implementation of the Odesa region development plan.

The Working Group will take into account and process all comments. Draft Regional Development Strategy for 2021-2027 will be submitted to the Odesa Regional Council.