Press events dedicated to the Marathon in oblasts
Aiming at involving regional media to informational support to the Decentralisation Marathon, PULSE Project regional communication consultants continue to conduct press conferences and press club meetings.
The keynote speakers at these events are:
- Representative of the oblast state administration who is responsible for the reform in the oblast,
- Executive Director of the AUC Regional Office,
- PULSE Project regional consultants on budget, legal issues and communications, and
- a representative of the already consolidated territorial community from the oblast
The keynote speakers tell the journalists about the meaning and purpose of the Marathon, persuade them about the benefits of decentralisation, invite to site visits, and present the successes of already consolidated communities.
In addition to this, the framework of such press conferences includes the announcement about the start of the competition for best coverage of the Ukraine-Wide Decentralisation Marathon.
Over the reporting week, the Project conducted press events in 4 oblasts:
July 18 – Kharkiv AUC Regional Office,
July 20 – Kirovohrad and Zakarpattya AUC Regional Office, and,
July 22 – Donetsk AUC Regional Office
Special Face book account
The PULSE Project Communications Group has set up a special Face book account for the Decentralisation Marathon. The page is already pooling together a group of its visitors.
During the period of July 18 – 22, PULSE regional communications consultants published more than 40 posts about the implementation of the initiative in regions. They provide pictures and give key aspects of discussions in communities, as well as share interesting practices.
Over the first week, 75 Face book users gave their likes to the page. The post coverage constituted almost 8 thousand, with more than 5,000 interactions with comments.
Aiming at increasing the audience and better dissemination of the news about the initiative and the Marathon, the PULSE Project Communications Group started to advertise the this Facebook account.