The Best Practice Contest is organized regularly, as part of the Cross-Border Cooperation Congress. It aims to present the best and inspiring solutions, implemented across Europe and the Eastern Partnership countries. The Best Practice Contest 2021 will focus on innovative projects of cross-sectoral cooperation that are beneficial for local communities. In particular, the Contest will promote such projects which are of great importance for the social, economic, and educational development of a city or region within the next 10 years. More details soon.

The theme of 2020 edition was Covid-19 and, in particular, the best practices of dealing with the pandemic in the following five sectors:

  • Local government
  • Culture and tourism
  • Education
  • Social assistance
  • Entrepreneurship

All the interested parties could take part in the Contest, including local governments, NGOs, informal groups, private sector units, schools and universities.

We have received altogether 49 applications, from such countries as: Georgia, Spain, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Palestine, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine. In each category, the Contest Commission selected 3 winners. During the Congress, on October 6-9, the participants had the opportunity to vote online for one, best, practice in each category. The winners were announced during the official closing of the Congress. In the Local government category, the winner was the Municipality of Gdynia (Poland); in the Culture and Tourism category - Kamianets-Podilskyi Municipality (Ukraine); in the Education category - Dmytrii Lavrinenko, Youth agglomeration of Kyiv (Ukraine); in the Social Assistance category - Senior Activity Center, Gdynia (Poland); in the Entrepreneurship category - NGO “Educationally-analytical center of community development”, Ternopil (Ukraine).

Thank you all for sending your practices. At the same time, we invite you to submit the applications for the Best Practice Contest 2021.
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