On December 17, 2020, Ukraine hosted the online workshop International Experiences on EIP Policy Development. It saw the participation of 70 representatives of national and local authorities, industrial parks and associations, international organizations, academia, and financial institutions, namely MinEconomy, MinRegion, MinEnvironment, Parliamentary Committee on Economic Development, SECO, UNIDO, UkrGazBank, NAS, and local authorities of five regions.
UNIDO International Experts Klaus Tyrkko, Jean-Paul Gautier, and Cesar Barahona presented the international experience of EIP policy development and implementation in China, Sweden, Nepal, and Denmark. The participants also learned the specific economic, environmental, and social benefits in Kalundborg, Helsingborg, Panama Pacifico, and other parks.
The UNIDO Policy Tool was also presented at the workshop. It is a unique comprehensive methodology for the development of EIP policy developed by UNIDO based on the experience of EIP implementation in various countries. It features a step-by-step instruction of efficient policy development and will be used by the GEIPP Ukraine Project within the framework of its first component implementation.