kernes“For us, the ideas of European solidarity are not some abstract notions. The course for European integration is natural for the independent Ukraine. This course has been crystallized from the history of our nation, our mentality and democratic traditions, from the striving of today’s generation to see its country as an integral part of Europe, the united global community. We connect the future of our country and further development of democracy in it with integration and cooperation with other European states.

We are absolutely convinced that the basis of the integration process is the cooperation between the cities which gains more and more influence on the modern world development.”

Gennadiy Kernes, Mayor of Kharkiv

since 2015

Gennadiy Kernes, Mayor of Kharkiv (Ukraine)

2011 – 2015

Melih Gökcek, Mayor of Ankara (Turkey)

2007 – 2011

Walter Hoffmann, Lord Mayor of Darmstadt (Germany)

2004 – 2007

Brigitte Russ-Scherer, Lord Mayor of Tübingen (Germany)

2003 – 2004

Tadeusz Wrona, Mayor of Czestochowa (Poland)

2000 – 2003

Wieslaw Maras, Mayor of Czestochowa (Poland)
1996 – 2000

Dieter Schmidt, Mayor of Braunfels (Germany)

1991 – 1996

Kaj Kjaer, Mayor of Aalborg (Denmark)

1989 – 1991

Guy Ravier, Mayor of Avignon (France)

1987 – 1989

Günther Metzger, Lord Mayor of Darmstadt (Germany)

1985 – 1987

Alfred Stingl, Mayor of Graz (Austria)

1984 – 1985

Angelo Candolini, Mayor of Udine (Italy)