The Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW) and the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) have organised another edition of study visits for representatives of local government from Ukraine as part of the Visegrad-funded initiative ‘Civil Servants Mobility Program’. This year’s visit has been devoted to the subject of attracting foreign investment and supporting the development of innovation at the local government level. Officials from Chernihiv, Lutsk, Mykolaiv, Ternopil, Vinnytsia and Zhytomyr took part.
In Warsaw, apart from OSW and PISM, our guests visited the Polish Investment and Trade Agency, the Polish Development Fund, the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development, and the Mazovia Development Agency. In Lower Silesia the programme of the visit included the Municipal Office of Wroclaw, the Wroclaw Agglomeration Development Agency, Wroclaw Technology Park, the Lower Silesian Agency of Economic Cooperation, the Legnica Special Economic Zone, and the Municipal Office of Jawor. Study visits for officials from Eastern Partnership countries have been held since 2014. They are funded by the International Visegrad Fund and organised by institutions which are part of the Think Visegrad consortium, in co-operation with the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.