Bridges of Trust - 01.11.2023
Annual Bridges of Trust Gathering Celebrates Successful Municipal Cooperation between Ukraine and the EU
The first annual Bridges of Trust gathering is set to take place on November 8, 2023, at the CEMR Secretariat in Brussels. This event marks a significant milestone in the partnership between Ukrainian and European municipalities, bringing together representatives from various organisations, including Solidarity Fund Poland, Slovenian Centre for European Perspective (CEP), NALAS, ALDA, and Mayors from Ukraine, Belgium, Latvia, Poland, France, Denmark, Italy, Hungary, Spain, and Sweden.
Bridges of Trust focuses on rebuilding Ukraine through partnerships with EU municipalities and promoting comprehensive municipal development through analytics, dialogue, and international cooperation. Since March 2021, this initiative has involved over 150 municipalities from Ukraine and 17 EU member states, driving recovery, reconstruction, and reform efforts in Ukraine.
During the event, the municipalities part of the program will present reconstruction and modernisation-related projects and offer valuable recommendations for successful cooperation. The event will also be a platform to strengthen cooperation between Ukrainian and European municipalities, focusing on sharing good practices, exchanging successful cooperation strategies, and discussing potential funding sources for EU municipalities partnering with their Ukrainian counterparts.
CEMR and Platforma, in partnership with the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC) and other local self-government associations, have played a significant role in supporting this initiative. The annual Bridges of Trust gathering serves as a testament to the success, impact, and growing cooperation between Ukraine and the EU.
- Bridges of Trust Gathering's Agenda here
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