For a long time, National Interests Advocacy Network has been collecting ideas from the most active Ukrainians who care about their community problems, and have cool innovative solutions to improve life in their administrative territories.
The most significant projects were chosen by the expert commission on ideaton in Mykolaiv to realize and finance them.
On January 26, 21 participants from all over Ukraine together with their mentors at the Central City Library named after M.L. Kropyvnytskyi refined their own ideas to solve real problems in their communities. HALLI project manager and mentor Maria Golub said that 105 applications from all over Ukraine were reviewed within the framework of the all-Ukrainian HALLI project - an incubator for identifying, supporting and implementing innovations at the local level.
The most interesting ideas from the idea to the project were "polished" together with active change agents. Representatives of the city and regional authorities greeted the participants of the ideation.
The first ideaton took place in Lviv, the second - in Poltava. Ideaton in Mykolaiv is the final one. From 21 participants the selection board will select 5 best projects that compete for funding in March this year in the capital of Ukraine.
Ideaton was conducted in the format of workshops with pre-selected teams with mentors and experts in a given topic and related areas of knowledge to improve and test the proposed ideas and the ability of teams to implement the project.
Participants of Mykolaiv ideaton were taught by Taras Byk - Director of Government Relations Wooden Horse Strategis, Zhanna Soloviova - Executive Director of the public organization "Modern Format", Alexandra Gorchinska - Coordinator of CDTO Development in Communities, Directorate of Regional Digital Transformation of the Ministry of Digital Transformation Volodymyr Schneider - IT company ELEKS.