Empowering Local Democracy for Ukraine’s Renewal
In addition to the terrible human costs of Russia’s criminal war of aggression against Ukraine, it has left a trail of destruction, impacting entire cities and villages. However, local self-government in Ukraine has proven to be a stable foundation in times of peace as well as war.
The ACT NOW Mayors’ Conference 2023, held in cooperation with the Ministry for Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine, the European Alliance of Cities and Regions for the Reconstruction of Ukraine, U-LEAD with Europe and hosted by the European Committee of the Regions, will bring together local leaders, innovators, high-level decision makers, and changemakers.
Embracing the unbroken spirit of the country, the conference aims to empower local leaders, to inspire fruitful partnerships as well as to enhance cooperation between European and Ukrainian municipalities, contributing to Ukraine’s EU accession journey. Furthermore, it will help to equip local leaders with the essential skills and methods needed to drive the reconstruction process.
The event will commence with an evening reception on November 8, setting the stage for the main conference taking place on November 9 to November 10, 2023. The conference is hosted by the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels, Belgium.You can learn more about the conference and sign up here