Kharkiv Regional Council

Phone: +3 8057 700-40-57
Fax: +3 8057 700-53-35
Address: Sumska Street, 64, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 61200
08 March 2021

Sergii Chernov, Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council talked about the necessary algorithm of actions for newly elected local self-government authorities.

Economic issues, which are different for every community, have to replace political processes, stresses Sergii Chernov:

“For local self-government authorities after elections when the deputy corps is renewed, especially, when the leadership changes, the main task is to organize stable and effective work aimed at development of the regional communities.

It is clear that the election process has just finished and the dust still hasn't settled on but for those who has got deputy seats, it is necessary to exit political process and start working on issues, which should be dealt with by the local self-government authorities directly.”

As to the main tasks which are faced by the councils of communities, districts, region, Sergii Chernov, President of the Association of local self-government authorities in Kharkiv region has highlighted the following:

“First and foremost, they should determine the structure of the deputy corps of the local council - appoint permanent committees which will be involved in the principal directions of life activity. Besides, they should form executive structures which will provide preparation and execution of decisions approved by the council.   The main tasks of local self-government authorities are to hold the first session, appoint elected heads and the pressing task for the local council on New Year ’s Eve is to approve the budget for next year”.

Taking into account that new local councils after elections will represent interests of unified communities, but the regulatory framework which regulates activity of the local self-government has had significant changes, Kharkiv Regional Council together with the Association of local self-government authorities of Kharkiv region performed training on organizational issues of holding the first sessions of local councils. Specialists of the Regional Council and involved experts worked with the representatives of the communities. For the majority of communities that are unfortunately in the "red" quarantine zone, the training was conducted via videoconference.