Writing contest – stories of the best joint practices of cooperation among civil society organizations, businesses and executive authorities: interim results

March 6, 2023

On September 15, 2022, as part of the II Forum of Legal Reforms for Civil Society: New Challenges and Achievements in the Context of War, presentation of the Writing Contest stories of successful practices of cooperation among civil society, businesses and the state took place. 

This year’s story contest was a continuation of the awareness raising campaign “Civil Society and Government Best Cooperation Practices”, which was launched in 2020 by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine (MCIP) and the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine together with the project “Ukraine Civil Society Sectoral Support Activity”. 

As part of the campaign, in the period from July 6 to 31, 2022, a Contest of Stories about the best joint practices among cooperation of civil society organizations, businesses, and state authorities was held. Representatives of civil society, businesses and authorities, which have in their arsenal a joint project, the result of which was a positive change in society, took part in the Contest. The projects, submitted by the participants, were initiated or continued after February 24, 2022 in various regions of Ukraine, in the city of Kyiv and at the national level.

The contest organizers received 120 applications from 22 regions of Ukraine. The vast majority of cooperation stories were submitted by the representatives of public authorities and civil society, while businesses also participated in the contest. The main areas in which contest participants worked were humanitarian, cultural and environmental initiatives, support for people with disabilities and IDPs, as well as strategizing, community economic development and support for small and medium-sized businesses.