10 July 2024, Kranj – Today, we began the fifth three-week mentorship of 2024 in the City of Kranj under the auspices of the project ‘Post-conflict reconstruction in Ukraine’.

The event was opened by the Mayor of City of Kranj, Mr Matjaž Rakovec, who welcomed Mr Borys Karpus, Mayor of Novovolynsk urban hromada and Ms Inna Vykhor, Deputy of the Novovolynsk City Council, Chairman of the Committee on Education, Science, Youth, Sports and Information Policy. Joining the mentorship online is Mr Anatolii Dudik, Chief Specialist of the Department of Organization of Administrative Services Provision of the Executive Committee of Novovolynsk City Council. Mayor of Novovolynsk, Mr Karpus expressed his hope for a successful mentorship and noted that Kranj and Novovolynsk are connected through many interests, not only through the Ukraine Festival held last year. Following was a presentation by Ms Jelka Klemenc, CEP’s project lead, who presented the project and its objectives.

We were also happy to witness Mayor Rakovec and Mayor Karpus who signed the protocol of mentorship between Kranj and Novovolynsk, which will cover topics such as project development & fund absorption, education and strengthening of vocational education, city digitalization, business development, and topics related to the EU enlargement process on the local level.

The ‘Post-conflict reconstruction in Ukraine’ project is funded by the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs through the Slovenian Aid and Partnerships and implemented in partnership with ‘U-LEAD with Europe’. U-LEAD with Europe programme is a partnership of the Ukrainian government and the European Union, and its member states Germany, Sweden, Poland and Slovenia to support the establishment of multi-level governance that is transparent, accountable and responsive to the needs of the population of Ukraine.

Kranj-Novovolynsk mentorship visit 2024