Mentees from Drohobych, representatives of the Municipality of Hrastnik and CEP have kicked off the three-week mentorships under the auspices of the project ‘Post-conflict reconstruction in Ukraine’ today.

The mentorship visit of Drohobych Urban Hromada was kickstarted today in Hrastnik and hosted by Hrastnik Mayor Marko Funkl. This core activity of the project “Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Ukraine” contributes to the processes of the long-term partnership between Drohobych and Hrastnik, which is focused on development, modernization, and reform. An intensive 2-week working visit will contribute to transferring targeted and needs-based knowledge and deliver sustainable results, working toward a long-term partnership between the partner municipalities.

The opening session was followed by the first interactive workshop on project management, one of the main topics of the mentorship contributing to strengthening institutional capacities of the hromada in the field of project planning and obtaining external funding. Joining us from Drohobych are Ms Olha Bunda and Yurii Yatskiv, who will receive targeted knowledge of Hrastnik’s experience and good practice on topics of high priority for Drohobych – housing policy, waste management and tourism development. With the assistance of CEP, the visit will enable kick-starting the development of several projects, including in the fields where Drohobych and Hrastnik have previously focused their partnership.

With a rich side programme, Hrastnik will also present successful cohesion projects in practice.


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.