Since 2015, the Yalta European Strategy, in partnership with the Ukrainian School of Political Studies, has held Ukrainian Regional Civil Servants Sections for 100 Ukrainian civil servants and politicians from the regions as a part of the YES Annual Meetings.
Politicians and civil servants from the regions play a crucial role in the implementing reforms in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Government places strategic priorities on decentralization, which is aimed at strengthening regional and local administrations and communities. Highly motivated young activists and public officials across Ukraine have stepped forward to help reforms to succeed. Ukrainian Regional Civil Servants Section at the YES Annual Meetings helps young regional leaders expand their ambitions and energy to transform Ukraine. It provides the carefully selected participants with international know-how and best practices, strategic and leadership insights. It enables them to build a strong network of like-minded change-makers, nationally and internationally.