Local and Regional Government Leaders stand with Ukrainians for peace and democracy!

Local actors statement for Ukraine

Local and Regional Government Leaders stand with Ukrainians for peace and democracy!

In close collaboration with Johanna Rolland, President of Nantes Metropole and first partner of the Summit, and with Philippe Laurent, President of the French Association of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (AFCCRE) in charge of coordinating, we are taking this opportunity to bring together in Nantes all the European and French networks of local and regional authorities for a special meeting on the Ukrainian situation and the presentation of a joint Statement on Monday 7 March at 11:30 am at the Cité des Congrès.

Introduction

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  • Ronan Dantec, President of Climate Chance Association, Senator of Loire-Atlantique
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  • Johanna Rolland, Mayor of Nantes and President of France urbaine

Video messages from Ukrainian local officials

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  • Oleksandr Senkevych, Mayor of Mykolayiv
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  • Vitalii Klitschko, Mayor of Kyiv
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  • Ihor Terehov, Mayor of Kharkiv

Speakers

French local officials

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  • Philippe Laurent, Mayor of Sceaux, President of the French Association of CEMR
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  • Pierre Hurmic, Mayor of Bordeaux
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  • Christelle Morançais, President of the Pays de la Loire Region (tbc)
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  • Michel Ménard, President of the Loire-Atlantique Departmental Council

European position

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  • Andreas Wolter, Vice Mayor of Cologne, Germany
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  • Rafal Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw, Poland (in visio)
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  • Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj, Romania
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  • Eric Piolle, Mayor of Grenoble, European Green Capital

Global position

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  • Emilia Saiz, Secretary General of UCLG