INTERMUNICIPAL COOPERATION AS A CATALYST FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF TERRITORIAL COMMUNITIES (ON THE EXAMPLE OF TILIGUL SUBREGION)
Topicality. Intermunicipal cooperation is a relevant tool for community development in any country with a decentralized territorial administrative system. The study is motivated by the need to reorganize and improve relations between the communities of the Tyligul subregion in order to solve the problems of financing large-scale projects of intermunicipal and interregional importance and ensure the sustainable development of the subregion.
Aim and tasks. The purpose of this study is to develop a methodological toolkit for choosing the best form of organization of cooperation of communities belonging to an objectively formed integral subregion using the signs of sustainable development, that is, in terms of economic, social, and environmental components. Separate tasks of the research are the analysis of institutional support and the essence of various forms of cooperation of territorial communities, the identification of relevant features, which determine the common characteristics and prerequisites for the organization of cooperation of communities; determination of the best form of economic cooperation of communities and joint use of spatial and resource potential, on the example of the Tyligul subregion.
Materials and Methods. Evaluation of various forms of intermunicipal cooperation with the aim of finding the best options for organizing economic cooperation of subregions was carried out using methods of systematic, logical analysis. Taking into account the experience of the best practices of the organization of economic cooperation of territorial economic systems in the EU countries was carried out using the means of benchmarking analysis. Generalization and comparison of data on the prospects of cooperation between communities of the Tyligul subregion, determination of the expected activity and effectiveness of such cooperation was carried out using methods of statistical analysis.
Research results. The article examines the current state of inter-municipal cooperation in Ukraine and the Black Sea region. The main factors that create prerequisites for successful inter-municipal cooperation of territorial communities of the Tyligul subregion are also defined. Since the most important issues that will be faced by territorial communities during the implementation of inter-municipal partnership are the determination of the essence, the subject and the most successful form of cooperation, each of the five forms of inter-municipal cooperation was considered and their positive and negative sides were determined. On the basis of the conducted research, prospects for the further development of cooperation between territorial communities of the Tyligul subregion are proposed.
Conclusion. The result of this study is the determination of the most promising option for the cooperation of territorial communities of the Tyligul subregion, based on the formation of a joint management body, namely the Department of Strategic Project Activities and Investments of Territorial Communities of the Tyligul Subregion. The implementation of the proposed scenario will solve the problem of financing large-scale projects of inter-municipal and inter-regional importance, and the possibilities of the proposed format of cooperation discussed in the article will, as a result, allow to ensure the sustainable development of the subregion.
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