After the presentation of the Ukrainian Association of District and Regional Councils at the CEMR meeting, the meeting participants adopted a positive decision on admitting the Association as its member.

President of the Ukrainian Association of District and Regional Councils, Chairman of the Kharkiv Regional Council Sergii Chernov expressed the intention to establish partnership and cooperation with CEMR and implement them in the following areas:

“- In searching for ways of implementing provisions of the European Charter of Local Self-Government into national legislation of both Ukraine and other Council of Europe countries;

- Learn from experience of European countries, their municipalities and other local authorities and regional self-government institutions in solution of local issues, providing municipal services;

- Popularize and integrate principles of good governance among the Association's members, further the broadest involvement of the public in decision-making;

- Promote exchange of the best practical ideas between Ukrainian and European regions, involve regional and district councils of Ukraine into European best practices communities;

- Holding of joint events, conferences, seminars, consultations and exchanges between the CEMR experts and the Association.”

“I am sure that constructive cooperation between the Ukrainian Association of District and Regional Councils with our colleagues under the aegis of CEMR will be beneficial for both parties,” stressed Sergii Chernov. “I would like to express my gratitude for your appreciation and support for us as well as for your sincere interest in development of local democracy in Ukraine.”




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