EBA Odesa Extended Coordination Council Meeting
On February 6, 2019 EBA Odesa Extended Coordination Council meeting with the participation of Committees’ & Working Groups’ Heads took place. We have summed up the results of EBA Southern Ukraine office work in 2018 and have discussed the future plans for the next year.
The Regional Manager Kateryna Morozova noted, that the previous year was rather turbulent and at the same time with quite positive changes. In 2018, EBA Odesa worked on 11 individual cases, most of them were solved successfully. There were many interesting projects – in particularly, launch of the EBA Odesa Ecological Working Group with lively discussions and new lobbing initiatives as result. In addition, the EBA Southern Ukraine Office organized about 50 various events, in which more than 1500 members took part. Among the speakers of the year were: Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli, Deputy speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Oksana Syroyid, Deputy Head of the Odesa Regional State Administration Svetlana Shatalova, Deputy Governors of the National Bank of Ukraine Kateryna Rozhkova and Oleg Churiy, Head of the Board of JSC “Ukrzaliznytsya” Yevhen Kravtsov, Ambassador of Italy to Ukraine Davide La Cecilia, representatives of the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine. The special meeting of the year was event with the leader of rock band “Okean Elzy”, composer, Honored Artist of Ukraine, public figure, candidate of physical and mathematical sciences Sviatoslav Vakarchuk.
Talking about the future plans, following priorities were outlined:
- prolongation of constructive dialog with authorities and local self-government;
- active work focused on member-companies’ interests advocacy – the issues of corporate, information and financial security were identified as the most urgent;
- contribution to advancement of important areas for the Southern region – especially export promotion;
- detecting new directions and creating interesting development programs with accent on “the education of future”.
Thanks for the productive brainstorm and we hope that the EBA anniversary year will become even more exciting than the previous ones!