News agency 'Vchasno'

Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland Will Provide $ 14 Million for the Implementation of Social Projects in Donbas

The governments of Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland announced the launch of the «Good governance and citizens engagement for justice, security, environmental protection and social cohesion in eastern Ukraine» initiative.

The initiative t has a budget of $ 14 million and is calculated until 2022, the UNDP press service in Ukraine reports.

It aims to promote effective governance and social cohesion in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.

«This breakdown in trust can only be overcome by job creation, poverty alleviation, anti-corruption measures, law enforcement and judicial reform, and the promotion of human rights», the program's authors note.

Sweden and Switzerland, which over the last 3.5 years have co-funded RPP interventions, wish to build on progress achieved and continue strengthening the region’s governance and promoting social cohesion.

In addition, with this funding, Sweden intends to support activities to improve the region’s environment.

Denmark’s Ukraine Peace and Stabilization Programme for 2018−2021, commits it to the region’s stability and good governance. It wishes to contribute funding, through its Peace and Stabilization Fund, to actions particularly aimed at improving justice and community security.