In the framework of cooperation between the Yevpatoria Administration and Ural State University of Economics, an associate professor of the USUE Department of Regional, Municipal Economics and Management Ivan Antipin took part in the meeting of the expert council.
February 5, the city of Yevpatoria, hosted a meeting of the expert council under the Committee for Strategic Planning of the Yevpatoria municipality, headed by Sergey Strelbitsky, the chairperson of the Community Council of Yevpatoria municipality of the Republic of Crimea.
The members of the expert council discussed the mission, main strategic goal, as well as the system of goals and objectives for the development of the city of Yevpatoria until 2035. Afterward, the floor for expert review was given to Ivan Antipin. Having examined the conceptual foundations of the draft strategy for the socio-economic development of Yevpatoria municipality until 2035, Mr. Antipin praised the work done by the city authorities and noted the strengths of the process of forming the strategy of the municipality development.
He voiced his vision of the conceptual foundations of the draft strategy, and, in particular, proposed:
- the wording of the main goal of Yevpatoria development, focusing on people as the main value of the strategy and urban development;
- to add "size" and ambitiousness to some goals and objectives of strategic development. The strategy of socio-economic development should be considered as a document in which it is necessary to consolidate the development of all processes taking place on the territory of the municipality and peculiar to it, regardless of the level of issues, powers, and competencies;
- to focus on the spatial development processes of the municipality, including territorial and agglomerative ones.
At the end of his speech, Ivan Alexandrovich drew the attention of the members of the expert council to goals not yet taken into account or implicitly indicated in the submitted edition of the conceptual framework of the strategy. He also noted that at the subsequent stages of the strategy formation, and especially when developing mechanisms for its implementation, some goals and objectives might slightly change their wordings, but the mission and goal should remain unchanged, ensuring the unity of the strategy.