Supporting Ukraine: Council of Europe Congress President meets representatives of Kyiv City Council

PRESIDENCY 29 April 2022 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

The President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Leendert Verbeek, accompanied by the Secretary General of the Congress, Andreas Kiefer, met a delegation of representatives of the Kyiv City Council on 28 April 2022 in Strasbourg. They held an exchange of...

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Council of Europe Congress President condemns the crimes against Ukrainian citizens and elected local leaders

PRESIDENCY 6 April 2022 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

On the occasion of his exchange of views with the Deputies in the Committee of Ministers on 6 April, the President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Leendert Verbeek made the following statement: “The war in Ukraine has entered a new phase of atrocities....

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Congress President strongly condemns abductions of Ukrainian mayors and elected representatives

PRESIDENCY 30 MARCH 2022 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

Further to his statement of 15 March 2022 concerning the abduction of the mayors of Melitopol and Dniprorudne, Zaporizhya oblast, and the Congress Declaration adopted on 24 March 2022, the President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Leendert Verbeek, made...

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Cities4Cities: new matchmaking platform launched to support Ukrainian local and regional authorities

29 March 2022 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

A new matchmaking online platform, Cities4Cities, developed to help Ukrainian cities was launched in Strasbourg today. The platform is a free online exchange tool; it allows local authorities in Ukraine and in the rest of Europe to share their needs and offers related to local infrastructure and...

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Council of Europe Congress condemns war against Ukraine and calls on Russian Federation to meet its obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law

42ND SESSION 22 MARCH 2022 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe on 22 March 2022 unanimously adopted a Declaration condemning the Russian Federation’s war against Ukraine as a blatant breach of international law. The debate was preceded by a remote exchange of views with the Ukrainian...

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Congress President strongly condemns abduction of Mayors and pressure on local and regional authorities in Ukraine

PRESIDENCY 15 March 2022 Strasbourg, France

The President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Leendert Verbeek, made the following statement regarding the war in Ukraine: “I strongly condemn the abduction of the mayors of Melitopol and Dniprorudne, Zaporizhya oblast and the pressure on local elected...

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Ukrainian local and national authorities discuss a new Roadmap on open government in Ukraine

CO-OPERATION 20 DECEMBER 2021 KYIV, UKRAINE

Secretary General of the Congress Andreas Kiefer, addressed in Kyiv, Ukrainian members of the “Platform for national-local dialogue on open government” during its second meeting, organised jointly by the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC) on 16...

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Congress to update the report on the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government in Ukraine

MONITORING COMMITTEE 22 November 2021 KYIV, UKRAINE

A delegation from the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe will carry out a monitoring visit in Ukraine on 23 November 2021 in order to update the report on the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government. The delegation led by Ms Gunn Marit...

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First meeting of the European Committee of the Regions Working Group on Ukraine

CO-OPERATION 19 NOVEMBER 2021 HYBRID MODE / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

Addressing the first meeting of European Committee of the Regions Working Group on Ukraine on 18 November 2021, Congress Secretary General Andreas Kiefer reaffirmed “the continuous support of the Congress to Ukrainian mayors and councillors and to national authorities in making the democratic...

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Secretary General of Council of Europe Congress addresses the Presidium of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Ukraine

SECRETARY GENERAL 3 November 2021 ODESA, UKRAINE

At a meeting chaired by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Odesa on 29 October 2021, Council of Europe Congress Secretary General Andreas Kiefer addressed (online) the Presidium of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Ukraine - a platform for co-operation between Ukrainian...

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Secretary General welcomes Congress priorities for 2021-26

SECRETARY GENERAL 25 October 2021 Strasbourg

On the eve of the 41st Session, the Bureau of the Congress held an exchange of views with the Council of Europe Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, on 25 October 2021. The Secretary General welcomed the Congress' priorities for 2021-2026, which correspond to those of the Organisation....

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Ukrainian local communities free of discrimination and sexism – how to make it a reality?

CO-OPERATION 20 September 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

“We have a responsibility to ensure that women and men in our towns and regions are equally represented at all stages of governance, policymaking, political as well as social life”, stated Chair of the Congress Current Affairs Committee Thomas Andersson (Sweden, R, ILDG), during the 5th Ukrainian...

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Congress President: “Cities and regions build a democracy of proximity”

CONGRESS 15 September 2021 Strasbourg

On the International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2021, Congress President Leendert Verbeek desired to draw attention to the situation of local and regional democracy. In his words, this “democracy of proximity” – the first level of democracy – enables citizens to most quickly “witness their...

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Andreas Kiefer's interview about decentralisation reform

31 August 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, interview with communication co-ordinator on decentralisation reform Support Decentralisation Office at the Ministry of Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine. The Congress...

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Local Democracy and Open Government: dialogue for sustainable partnerships in Ukraine

CO-OPERATION 27 JULY 2021 ODESA, UKRAINE

27 July 2021, Odesa - “Ukraine is undergoing the final stage of the local self-government, administrative and territorial reform. Inclusive and transparent consultation with local authorities and their national associations is key to succeed”, highlighted Andreas Kiefer, Secretary General of the...

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Round table on the status of national associations in Ukraine

16 June 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

On 14 June 2021, the Ukrainian Parliamentary Committee on State building, local governance, regional and urban development organised a round table on the legal status of national associations of local and regional authorities and discussed the future prospects with representatives of all...

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Open local government: Congress and the Association of Ukrainian cities organise online marathon

CO-OPERATION ACTIVITIES 24 May 2021 REMOTE MEETING

On 19 May 2021, Ukrainian local authorities presented good practices on open government at the online marathon organised jointly by the Congress and the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC) as part of the 2021 edition of the Open Gov Week held under the motto “Respond. Recover. Renew.” On this...

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Seminar for the new Ukrainian delegation to the Congress to enhance involvement and cooperation in the Congress and the Council of Europe

14 AND 21 APRIL 2021 STRASBOURG, FRANCE

The members of the Ukrainian Delegation to the Congress, headed by Liliia Pashynna (ILDG) participated in an online seminar on 14 and 21 April 2021 to learn more about the Council of Europe and the Congress and to exchange on their roles and potential for deeper involvement in the work of the...

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Tender for the provision of consultancy services to assess the level of respect, protection and fulfilment of human rights standards at local level in Ukraine

21 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The project of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe «Strengthening democracy and building trust at local level in Ukraine” is launching a Call for Tender for the provision of consultancy services to assess the level of respect, protection and fulfilment of human...

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Call for Tender for the purchase of consultancy services on open government and public ethics for Handbook update

16 April 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine

The project of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe «Strengthening democracy and building trust at local level in Ukraine” is launching a Call for Tender for the provision of consultancy services on open government and public ethics: to update Handbook on Open...

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Contacts Contacts

Council of Europe Office in Ukraine

8, Illinska Street, entrance 7, floor 5, Kyiv, 04070, Ukraine

 

Svitlana GRYSHCHENKO
Project Manager,
Council of Europe Office in Kyiv

Marité MORAS
Head of Unit, Co-operation and External Relations Division, Secretariat of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe