On April 18, 2018, the Ukrainian chapter of the global anti-corruption network Transparency International is conducting the training Help or Pressure: How to Get the Most out of the Relations with the Authorities.

During the event, the participants will learn how to build relationships with government bodies effectively, plan a successful advocacy campaign and define clear communication goals. 

If you are an activist, work with local authorities and would like to improve the results of your cooperation significantly, this training will give you the opportunity to receive useful advice and feedback. During the event, it will be Yaroslav Yurchysyn, the director of the Ukrainian chapter of the global anti-corruption networkTransparency International, who will work with the participants.

The event will take place on April 18 from 10 AM until 6 PM in Dnipro; the organizers will provide further information.

The training includes:

  • Understanding of advocacy, lobbying and governmental attitudes; practical examples
  • How to formulate a plan for advocacy campaigns (essential planning steps include problem statement, goal setting, defining necessary resources)
  • How to select effective communication channels and determine key messages for target audience
  • Most common failures and mistakes of advocacy campaigns

The number of participants is limited. We invite the representatives of local civil society organizations of Dnipro and other cities of Dnipropetrovsk oblast to take part in the event.

Participation is free. The organizers will provide food and handouts. Those willing to participate must register before 11:00, April 16, 2018 by following the link: http://bit.ly/2q4uyUd

You will be informed about being selected for the seminar post-registration. If you have questions concerning the event, please turn to TI Ukraine’s regional coordinator Halyna Skalska skalska@ti-ukraine.org.

This training is conducted by Transparency International Ukraine with the support of the American nation, provided through U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as a part of the project “Support to Anti-Corruption Champion Institutions (SACCI) Program in Ukraine.” Any specific ideas expressed at the event and in the handouts and publications are the sole responsibility of the organizers and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the U.S. Government.

For reference

Transparency International Ukraine is a national chapter of Transparency International, an anti-corruption NGO which has more than 90 national chapters and works in more than 100 countries. TI Ukraine’s mission is to limit the increase of corruption in Ukraine by promoting transparency, accountability, and integrity in both the public authorities and civil society. You can learn more about the organization’s activity on the website ti-ukraine.org