At the meeting of the Federal Commission for Organizing and Holding the All-Russian Competition "Best Municipal Practice", the winners of the competition were determined based on the results of 2021.
The All-Russian Competition "Best Municipal Practice" has been held since 2017. Its purpose is to identify and disseminate the best management experience. The prizes are awarded for achievements in the development of local self-government, urban planning policy, digitalization of urban economy, as well as for effective financial management and strengthening interethnic relations. In addition to grants, the laureates receive diplomas from the Russian Government, and a collection of best practices is published based on the results of the competition.
According to the outcomes of the contest, 50 winners from 36 Russian regions were identified. A number of regions won several awards. For example, 10 regions won two awards each: the Chechen, Chuvash Republics, the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, Krasnodar and Stavropol Regions, Belgorod, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Orenburg and Saratov Regions.
95 applications from 39 regions of the Russian Federation were considered to determine the winner in the category "Modernization of Urban Economy Through the Introduction of Digital Technologies and Platform Solutions (Smart City)".
According to the results of this category, the winner of the 1stcategory was the city of Kazan (ranked 2nd) with the project "Implementation of an Integrated Municipal Geoinformation System". For the victory in this category, the municipality received a cash prize of 40 million rubles.
According to the outcomes of the category "Ensuring Effective Feedback from Residents of Municipalities, Development of Territorial Public Self-government and Involvement of Citizens in the Implementation (participation in the implementation) of Local self-government in Other Forms", the winner of the 1st category was the city of Chistopol (1st place). To determine the winner, 219 applications from 58 regions were considered. Chistopol also received a cash prize of 50 million rubles.
Samara was among the winners and ranked 4th in the category "Strengthening Interethnic Peace and Harmony, Implementation of Other Measures in the Field of National Policy at the Municipal Level".
The application of Samara was awarded "For the Use of New Forms and Methods of Work as Part of the Implementation of Measures Aimed at Strengthening Interethnic Peace and Harmony" and as a reward, the municipality is entitled to a cash prize of 20 million rubles.