Co-operation activities - Ukraine

Seminars for young local leaders

The Congress organises in Ukraine a series of regional seminars for young local leaders. Each of these seminars brings together participants coming from neighbouring regions of Ukraine.

The aim of these seminars is to spread a culture of democracy by raising the awareness of young community leaders on local and regional democracy principles and developing their capacity to engage in local elections in an active and qualified manner. It is intended to generate a spirit of co-operation among a selected group of young people including some recently elected mayors and councillors or candidates, and - through an exchange of experience which involves members of the Congress and experts - to create an environment where participants feel free to discuss their personal experience and share their perception of the role of local authorities and of citizens.

One of the highlight of this activity was a study visit organised during the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, from 3 to 7 November 2014, for a selection of participants.
Regional seminar in Odessa : promoting local democracy with Ukrainian youth

Young local leaders developing grassroots democracy in Ukraine
Jean-Claude Frécon speaks in support of the young Ukrainian leaders on track for local and regional democracy
Local democracy: the Council of Europe Congress mobilises young Ukrainians
Nataliya Romanova:''Involving young people contributes to the search for creative political solutions in Ukraine''
Ukrainian young local leaders discuss local political governance
Regional training seminar for young local leaders on local and regional democracy in Ukraine