The team of the Transparent Cities project held the second workshop from the “Control Budgets, Monitor Procurement” series in Dnipro on April 23-24.
Together with activists, journalists and active citizens, they talked about budgeting process at the local level and practical tools of its control, and also discussed public procurement monitoring tools.
The trainers, Mykola Orlov, expert of the For Transparent Local Budgets Partnership organization, and Illia Rybakov, expert of Civic Control CSO, helped to navigate this complex subject.
During the Workshop, the participants focused on ways of the online and offline budget monitoring, the role that mass media play in this process and discussed gender-sensitive budgeting.
During the second day of the workshop all attention was focused on Practical Analysis Tools in public procurement, such as bi.prozorro.org system, spending.gov.ua, dozorro.org an connection searching – Google, Unified State Register, clarity-project.info, youcontrol.com.ua.
The participants also completed several practical exercises in which they attempted to make a plan of implementation of the local initiative from idea to reality.
Organizers, in turn, are waiting for results of the activists’ work in this field in the near future. This workshop is just a part of the educational process, after all, so participants have to do a little homework to strengthen the knowledge they got.
The project “Building Transparency in Ukrainian Cities” is implemented with the support of the UN Democracy Fund.