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  • Ukraine - 13.06.2022

    The Slovakia-Ukraine Local Solidarity Forum: Together we are stronger!
    On the 9th June, more than 100 participants took part in the first Local Solidarity Forum jointly organised by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), PLATFORMA, Association of Towns and Communities of Slovakia and the U-LEAD with Europe Programme.

    Twinning and partnerships between Local and Regional Governments were at the centre of the discussions. Cooperation is the only way for the Ukrainian reconstruction.

    Join un on 14 June, from 10:00 to 12:00 CEST, for the Poland-Ukraine Local Solidarity Forum!
  • Cities Energy Savings Sprint - 20.05.2022

    Join the new EU initiative to reduce our cities’ dependence on Russian energy
    The Cities Energy Saving Sprint is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the Covenant of Mayors – Europe, and the European Committee of the Regions to encourage cities to take measures that will immediately reduce their energy consumption. The “Sprint” will last for 4 months.

    It is crucial to increase energy savings now to prepare for next winter. Every kilowatt/hour saved now will allow us to refill the storage tanks and be better prepared for next winter. Every gram of greenhouse gas we don’t emit in the coming months will be an important step, not only for the climate, but also as an act of solidarity with Ukraine.

    In parallel with all the measures for profound changes, reduction of consumption and energy transition, there is an urgent need to take emergency energy saving measures today and to plan for energy consumption reductions during the coming winter. Municipalities have a crucial role to play here.

    How can my city take part in the Cities Energy Savings Sprint?
  • Twinning - 11.05.2022

    Twinning has to be a part of Ukraine’s reconstruction
    In a letter to the president of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, CEMR calls on the European institutions to set up an initiative to strengthen twinning for the reconstruction of Ukraine.

    The letter is signed by the Mayor of Kiev and President of the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC), Vitaliy Klitschko, its Executive Director, Oleksandr Slobozhan, but also by CEMR's President, Stefano Bonaccini, and its Secretary General, Fabrizio Rossi.

    It stresses the willingness of local and regional governments across Europe to contribute to the reconstruction of Ukrainian municipalities and cities. It also invites the institutions to define, in collaboration with CEMR and its Ukrainian association, “strategic and operational aspects of a twinning initiative to launch and implement the reconstruction of Ukrainian cities and towns »

    Letter to the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola.
    Letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. 
    Letter to the President of the European, Charles Michel.
  • Ukraine - 17.03.2022

    Joint Call of European Mayors
    On the initiative of the mayor of Gdansk, who is also CEMR's executive president, 100 mayors of European cities launch a joint call to European governments and the European Commission. They ask them to increase their efforts to end the war against Ukraine.
    They call on the mayors of European cities to join their call by filling in this form.
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