Call for Support of Kharkiv as the Presiding City

Dear Colleagues,

Please let me remind you that this year during the General Assembly of the Association of Towns Awarded the Europe Prize to be held in Kharkiv (Ukraine) on June 6-9, 2017, the election for the position of the President of the Association and the Presidium members will be held.

It is my great pleasure to inform you that the City of Kharkiv will run for the second term as the Presiding city of the Association. As you might remember, Kharkiv was awarded the Europe Prize in 2010, has been the member of the Presidium and in 2015 was elected as the presiding city of the Association.

During 2015-2016 we initiated a range of innovative ideas to improve the work of the Association, which include closer cooperation with the Council of Europe, confirmation of Association’s official registration, introduction of Regional offices, official emblem and the stamp of the Association. One of the key improvements which will result in better promotion of the Association’s activities is the introduction of the new web-site which is being launched now.

To fully complete all the initiated processes related to the Association’s activities, we kindly ask you to support Kharkiv as the Presiding city of the Association for the next two years (2017-2018).

Let me also encourage you to inform us in writing before May 1, 2017 if your city would like to be a member of the Presidium for the period of 2017-2018.

During this General Assembly, the decision will be taken where the next General Assembly and Youth Meeting 2018 will be held. So we are also looking forward to your proposals to host this major Association’s activity in 2018.

Best regards,
Maria Osinska
Secretary of the Association
City of Kharkiv

Author: Tatyana

Head of International Relations and European Integration at the International Cooperation Office, Kharkiv City Council