Addressing priorities and identifying gaps: a planning session for community facilitators

On May 25, 2023, the MĂ IMPLIC project team organized a planning session to evaluate the progress of the Community Service Improvement Plans and the Grant Agreement in the partner communities. The session brought together all eight community facilitators, who play a vital role in supporting the implementation of the project at the local level.

The meeting aimed to identify key gaps and priorities concerning the monitoring process, citizens’ perception of communal services, and citizen involvement in their maintenance and development of the service.

Tudor Golub, the project consultant specializing in the operation and maintenance of communal services, emphasized the importance of empowering communal service operators through their active participation in training sessions organized by the MĂ IMPLIC project. The meeting also covered technical and logistical aspects related to launching communal services and explored opportunities for additional funding to ensure their effective operation.

The meeting fostered an environment of active participation and dialogue, providing an excellent platform for community facilitators to share their experiences at the local level. Each partner locality in the MĂ IMPLIC project receives assistance from community facilitators throughout the intervention stages. Currently, all 30 partner localities are actively implementing the Communal Services Improvement Plans, which are crucial documents in the organization and strategic planning activities in the field of communal services.

In the period 2021-2023, a total of thirty localities/groups of localities are implementing projects aimed at improving the delivery of communal household services. These initiatives receive support from the “MĂ IMPLIC” project, which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by SKAT Consulting. Full list of partner Local Public Authorities (LPAs) here.

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