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Ukrainian Open World Group visits the HRCA

On February 14, the HRCA CEO/General Manager, Jerry Flannery, meet with an Open World group of delegates from the Ukraine who were in Colorado to learn about local governments. Ukraine is currently in the process of overhauling much of the legislative basis for its procurement, education, energy, civil service, and health systems for greater transparency, battle corruption, and learn how to disseminate power from the center to the regions/locals.

About Open World - Open World Leadership Center, a legislative branch agency, supports Congressional outreach for Members of Congress and conducts exchanges that establish lasting professional relationships between emerging leaders and their U.S. counterparts in democratic institutions. Delegates are provided with extensive exposure to American politics, civic life, and are hosted by American families. In 1999, Congress established Open World. Since then, more than 26,000 Eurasian leaders are alumni of Open World. To learn more about Open World, please visit: www.openworld.gov/www.openworld.gov.

More than 26,000 current and future leaders from post-Soviet era countries have participated in an Open World exchange program. Open World offers one of the most effective U.S. exchange programs to promote mutually beneficial options for depolarized engagement between future national leaders. Delegates have traveled from; Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine to engage constructively with one another.

Friendship Force clubs have been hosting Open World delegations since 1999. Friendship Force International, headquartered in Atlanta, comprises 350 clubs throughout the world. We conduct more than 250 club visits throughout the world to gain a better understanding of other cultures in the world. We are a non profit organization whose goal is to bridge international barriers through the force of friendship. It is not affiliated with any religious organization or political agency. We are dedicated to the principal that each person can make a contribution to global goodwill. We coordinate the program for the visitors and set up home-stays for their week. www.friendshipforcedenver.org

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