19 young local leaders, representatives of non-governmental organisations, media and local authorities, shared their perceptions of local democracy and leadership within the reform processes in Ukraine during a three-day seminar, from 22 to 24 November in Lviv (Ukraine). They developed ideas to be implemented in their communities from four regions of Ukraine: Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv and Zakarpattya, reflecting, in particular, on the challenges of citizen participation in decision-making, accountability and transparency in local authorities. “Being part of this seminar is an unforgettable and valuable experience. Ukrainian participants have much desire to learn new methods to actively bring change in their community. I strongly believe that this type of seminars will have a long lasting impact - not just on participants but on the Ukrainian society” shared Eva Černigoj (Slovenia, ILDG), a young politician herself, when concluding the seminar. The seminar was organised by the Congress in the framework of the project “Promoting local democracy in Ukraine”, which is part of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Ukraine 2015-2017.