Online-conference “Local business within the “corona crisis” conditions: opportunities and support”

On July 27-29, within Good Governance Program the Aspen Institute Kyiv will conduct online-conference “Local business within the “corona crisis” conditions: opportunities and support”.

The COVID-19 pandemic and related quarantine restrictions have hit small and medium-sized businesses hard. Against the background of the global economic recession, the IMF forecasts a decline of 8.2% in the Ukrainian economy. The number of registered unemployed has already reached half a million people. The consequences of the economic crisis for local self-government, small and medium-sized businesses in the regions, are even more tangible. Without new sources of funding and support, united territorial communities’ enterprises remain on the verge of bankruptcy.


The purpose of the event is to help representatives of small and medium enterprises recognize government support programs, international technical help projects opportunities, and international organizations, and representatives of local governments to define ways of cooperation with local businesses to assure the well-being of communities residents.

Online-conference program consist three thematic blocks:

– government support program for enterprises  (July 27);

– programs and projects of international organizarions and technical help projects (July 28);

– the best practices in united territorial communities of entrepreneurship development  (July 29).

To participate are invited representatives pf small and medium businesses, local governments, and business-associations of Ukraine. Participation in the event is free of charge assuming previous registration by the link: https://forms.gle/Mgs3qc31KGAHQPFU6

Registration open till July 25, 18:00. 

Online-conference will be conducted with the use of the zoom conference call. Registred participants will receive a link to zoom-conference.

We will appreciate a spreading of information about online-conference conducting between enterprises and representatives of local governments. 

The Good Governance Program is supported by a grant from Luminate and National Endowment for Democracy.