Challenges and Potential of Social Cohesion in Luhansk oblast. Field Report. 2021

“Challenges and Potential for Social Cohesion in Luhansk Oblast. Field Report Based on the Results of Oblast Consultations” was prepared by the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research as part of the Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding in Donbas with the National Platform project with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The shaping of social cohesion and social stability is a component of peacebuilding which is extremely important for Ukraine in general and for the eastern Ukrainian oblasts in particular. This policy component has gained a significant place in a number of state development strategies in the past five years.

For example, one of the priority areas of the State Target Program for Recovery and Peacebuilding in the Eastern Regions of Ukraine of 20171 is defined as “social resilience and peacebuilding”.

The priority of this area in the program is formulated through measures to restore trust, promote cultural dialogue, and foster tolerance with the participation of all segments of the population.

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