On January 28, the community coalition Forum organized within the USAID project "Economic support for Eastern Ukraine" was held on the basis of the it hub "1991". The event brought together more than 100 participants, including representatives of the city authorities and the General public.
From Mariupol state University, the forum was attended by adviser to the Chairman of the Donetsk regional state administration, Vice-rector for international relations, Professor Nikolai Trofimenko and teachers of the Department of Economics and international economic relations, Professor Yuri Chentukov and associate professors Tatyana Marena, Olga Bezzubchenko.
The participants discussed the development of a Strategy for the development of Mariupol until 2030 and agreed on the need to choose a key vector that will highlight and transform the city. To achieve these goals, it is planned to interact with representatives of local government, higher education institutions, media, business, and public organizations.
We are pleased that the local authorities are studying the best world practices to create a strategy for the city's development in the future and, what is also important, are laying in this process temporary guidelines for 2050, for which 2030 will be a kind of bridge. Education, according to the current concept of the city development strategy, will occupy a separate and important place among its other components. Therefore, it is educational institutions and, above all, higher education institutions that should join in the development of the strategy. MSU, unlike other universities in Mariupol, is a classical University and can be the center of these studies,
– Olga Bezzubenko.
In addition, in the near future, it is planned to create working groups and approve schedules for discussing important areas of development. Residents will be able to submit proposals on the site of the Mariupol city Council, as well as participate in the formation of the Strategy for the development of Mariupol 2030.