Ukrainian municipal delegation closes ties with Hungary
Members of a delegation of Ukrainian local and regional governments are on a study visit to Hungary as part of the « Bridges of Trust » initiative, where they visited the TÖOSZ Local Government Information and Coordination Center.
The Ukrainian delegation was welcomed by TÖOSZ General Secretary dr. Ferenc Gyergyák. The participants exchanged on Hungarian and Ukrainian local government systems, the decentralisation reform in Ukraine and the role of local governments during the war.
The Ukrainian delegation is on this study visit to work on projects of reconstruction in Kyiv, Sumy and Poltava regions. Extensive work is ongoing with three TÖOSZ member municipalities: Bácsalmás, Budakeszi and Pápa.
« Bridges of Trust » is implemented by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) in partnership with the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC) and with the support of the U-LEAD with Europe program, with the goal of contributing to the reconstruction efforts in Ukraine. During this project, local government associations of 10 CEMR members – including TÖOSZ – are promoting 30 new local government partnerships.
The next exchange of experience, knowledge and expertise will take place in Latvia in a week. Also, a Solidarity Forum will take place on 8 May in Latvia to promote municipal cooperation between Ukrainian and EU municipalities, present the best examples of local support, raise awareness about the recovery and reconstruction efforts and discuss challenges that were encountered and addressed.
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