The Association launched its activities in 1997. It supports close links and constantly cooperates with over 30 active NGOs that represent Ivano-Frankivsk, 8 districts of the Region, other Ukrainian regions, as well as Canada, Poland, and Slovakia, Ivano-Frankivsk City Executive Board, Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration, local mass media, Ivano-Frankivsk-based universities, international technical assistance projects. AEDIF employees went on study tours and training programs abroad, including such countries as Canada, the USA, Poland, Lithuania, and Slovakia. The Association is an active member of regional, national, and international NGO networks, including the National Association of Regional Development Agencies and CEE Citizen Network. Up to now the Association has successfully implemented 59 projects in regional and community economic and social development. AEDIF has developed 8 Strategic development plans of regions and cities of the Ivano-Frankivsk Region, Strategy of tourism development and marketing of the Ivano-Frankivsk Region, Strategy of Carpathian village development. 22 analytical and sociological researches have been carried out in the sphere of quality assessment of government, housing and utilities services, assessment of investment potential of the Region, identification of problems and development perspectives of the Region and its territorial communities, the study of problems and perspectives of investment activity, environment, tourism industry, excursion tourism, cultural and educational tourism, and museums of the Region. The Association has developed and implemented recommendations regarding the improvement of regional policy in the sphere of government services, improvement of investment climate in the Region, the development of tourism, culture, environment protection, international transport corridors. AEDIF has developed 48 educational modules; organized and carried out 142 educational seminars with 2556 participants; 41 conferences including 16 international conferences; organized and conducted 38 round tables and focus-groups in the framework of AEDIF projects; organized and conducted 8 study visits with government and local self-government, business and NGO representatives of the Region to Romania, Moldova and Poland. The Association has published and disseminated 52 publications in the sphere of regional and local economic and social development.