France-Ukraine Local Solidarity Forum
Join un on 19 October, from 10:00 to 12:15 CEST, and learn more about how French municipalities support Ukrainian local governments. This online event will be conducted in French and Ukrainian, with simultaneous interpretation.
France was one of the first European countries to support Ukraine in these difficult times. French municipalities also have been welcoming people fleeing the war and trying to offer the best residence conditions possible. Cooperation of local and regional authorities, volunteers, non-governmental organisations and business is an important contributing factor of the French actions in support of Ukraine.
The Solidarity forum is organised in cooperation between the Association of the Mayors of France (AMF), the Council of European Municipalities and Regions and PLATFORMA, as well as U-LEAD with Europe. The Solidarity forum is part of the work of these organisations on establishing the partnerships between the French and Ukrainian municipalities.
The aim of this local solidarity forum between France and Ukraine will be to:
1. Highlight specific challenges of war time local governance from the ground in Ukraine;
2. Present best examples of local support by France, the challenges that were encountered and addressed;
3. Encourage creation of new municipal partnerships between France and Ukraine.