2024-03-05

Head of the Ukrainian Women's Union Oryslava Sydorchuk took part in the European Congress of Local Self-Government

  

On March 4-5, 2024, the 9th European Congress of Local Self-Government started in Mikołajki (Poland, Podlaskie Voivodeship), which was attended by the head of the NGO Union of Ukrainian Women, deputy of the Volyn Regional Council, Professor Orystlava Sydorchuk.

The theme of this year's event is "The Future of the Decentralization Idea".

The Congress is a place where representatives of local self-government exchange views, share experiences and discuss existing problems. Representatives of the central government and business also participate. It is an event that gathers representatives of local and regional authorities, political decision makers, and non-governmental organizations from all over Europe.

The 9th European Congress of Local Self-Government is attended by more than 2500 participants from different countries. More than 200 discussions are planned.

In recent years, Europe and Poland have been experiencing a period of great turbulence, which has not spared the issue of decentralization. With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and then the outbreak of a full-scale war in Ukraine, the problem has become even more acute. European countries have additionally faced the problem of implementing the Green Deal.

Among the invited guests were former Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller, Vice-Marshal of the Sejm Krzysztof Bosak, and the mayors of Wroclaw, Bialystok, Przemyśl, Olsztyn, Gdańsk, and many others. The Congress was also attended by representatives of Ukrainian local governments.

The Congress was also attended by representatives of Ukrainian local governments, including the head of the Ukrainian Women's Union, a member of the Volyn Regional Council, Professor Orystlava Sydorchuk.

The organizers offered 16 topics this year: economy and finance, security, green energy, society, investment, and innovation.

"Some of the discussion panels are dedicated to Ukraine, in particular the discussion panel "Local governments in the process of Ukraine's transformation". The purpose of the meeting is to exchange experience, best practices and promote cooperation between different levels of public administration. The Congress is a platform for discussing current challenges and opportunities for local government development, including innovations in public administration, financing of local projects, and the impact of European policy on local government," said Orystlava Sydorchuk, head of the Ukrainian Women's Union.

The 9th European Congress of Local Self-Government also hosted an exhibition about Ukrainian volunteer soldiers called "Ukrainians at the Call of the Heart".

29 photographs - 29 stories of Ukrainians who left their normal lives without any doubt and went to defend Ukraine as part of volunteer units.

The world must know and see these real heroes and heroines, and remember the ruthless Russian enemy Ukraine is fighting. The world must remain united and uncompromising in its support for Ukraine.