Renew Europe CoR to discuss humanitarian response with Ukrainian leaders
During the European Committee of the Regions plenary on 27-28 April, Ukrainian local leaders from Kyiv, Lviv, Mariupol and Melitopol will join our local and regional leaders such as Renew Europe President François Decoster to discuss the current situation facing their cities.
They will discuss how the EU’s regions and cities can best help in providing humanitarian support and protect Ukrainian refugees. This follows on the European Committee of the Regions mission to the EU border with Renew Europe President François Decoster, Mayor of Saint-Omer. The debate will be streamed live. Members will also contribute to a resolution calling for the immediate release of kidnapped Ukrainian Mayors and tools to be put at the disposal of local authorities to help them shelter refugees.
In addition, representatives of the EU with Renew Europe member Michiel Rijsberman, Regional Minister of Flevoland, Netherlands, will discuss the EU’s relationship with the UK and adopt recommendations on how to strengthen ties at the subnational level.
On Thursday, CoR members with Renew Europe Vice-President Ulrika Landergren will debate on the promotion of European democratic values through education to foster EU citizenship with Dubravka Suica, European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography.
This debate will contribute to the ongoing discussion with the citizens within the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe, and for which the final report will be presented on 9 May, Europe Day, to the presidents of the EU institutions.