The increasing role of local government and self-government with a view to regional development were discussed at Yanka Kupala State University
The first meeting within the platform "Grodno dialogue-2020" took place at Yanka Kupala state University of Grodno
Igor Zhuk, Chairman of the Grodno regional House of Representatives, moderated the dialogue platform entitled ”Increasing the role of local government and self-government with a view to regional development". He noted that the main goal of the dialogue between the public and the authorities is to develop and form specific proposals for modification in the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, the law on local government and other legislative acts for the further development of the country and the region in the interests of citizens.
"This is a very important topic, because local authorities must solve all issues of life and develop human capital and economy," – Igor Zhuk said. – "We must discuss all the problems that discourage the development of the Grodno region”.
The work of the dialogue platform was carried out in the format of an open dialogue. It was attended by heads of various government bodies, representatives of public organizations and political parties, representatives, citizens with an active civil position. All participants could speak out and make suggestions.
In the near future, meetings within the platform "Grodno dialogue-2020" will continue. Proposals on the upcoming constitutional reform and other topical issues of the country's and region's development will be analyzed and systematized by participants and experts of the platform "Grodno dialogue-2020". The result of the work will be their submission for consideration from the part of Grodno region to the forum "All-Belarusian people's Assembly".