Global Eco-Industrial Parks Programme - Ukraine: Country Level Intervention


On June 16, 2021, the GEIPP Ukraine Project held an online workshop Advantages and Stimuli for EIP. The event brought together 100 representatives of state and regional authorities, international organizations, cross-sectoral associations, financial institutions, and academia. The Participants learned the international experience of EIP stimulating and considered national conditions for mainstreaming stimuli into the national legislation.

Viktoriya Shkolna, UNIDO National Policy Expert reminded the participants of the results of the policy gap analysis carried out by the GEIPP Ukraine Project following the UNIDO methodology.

Jean-Paul Gauthier, UNIDO International Policy Expert, WEPZA Secretary-General introduced the participants into three types of stimuli: promoted by the parks, by state authorities, and by the local ones. He also presented Best Available Practices of EIP stimuli in China, Panama, Russia, and Belorus.

Andriy Melnyk, MinEconomy Head of Investment Attraction Tools Department presented the state support instruments of EIP development in Ukraine. According to him, stimulating EIP development will not bring prompt results, but will serve as an example of high-level standards and easy accession to foreign markets.
Olena Boyko, National Academy of Sciences Specialist presented the global picture of EIP development and spoke in detail about success stories of tax stimuli in different countries, notably Azerbaijan, Canada, Netherlands, Belorus, Turkey, Chech Republic.

Ihor Komendo, GoLocal Director promoted five simple steps towards sustainable development: knowledge sharing, behavior, scientific and technological decisions, national policy development, and finance attraction. According to Mr. Komendo, Ukraine remains one of the most energy-intensive countries and this problem can be resolved via EIPs.
Valeriy Kyrylko, Industrial Management Company Director presented the top-3 most topical problems of communities, according to pan-Ukrainian poll results. They are the quality of roads and transport connection, water treatment units, and bad water supply and waste disposal. This is where the EIP approach can be helpful.
Nataliia Shevchuk, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Lecturer spoke about the low level of awareness of local authorities on EIP benefits and claimed that an educational course on EIP can help resolve this problem in the long-term perspective. She mentioned that Igor Sikorsky Polytechnic Institute is currently developing syllabuses on EIP discipline, which will be later included in the curricula of the academia.