On 12 and 13 April the representatives of local government associations from seven countries will discuss about cooperation between local governments from the Visegrad Group and Eastern Partnership in the framework of the project “New Challenges for Local Governments – Role of Umbrella Organizations in the Development Cooperation” in Bratislava.
The representatives of local government associations from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia will be present at the conference. Some partners of the Public Finance for Development (PFD) programme (new SR-UNDP “partnership project”) will be present too. The purpose of the meeting is to lay the cornerstone of long-term cooperation between the participating associations. Main organizer of the conference is Slovak association of Towns and Communities of Slovakia: ZMOS.
Part of conference’s program is to present inspiring practices from V4 and preferred areas of cooperation from a point of view of associations from the Eastern Partnership, as well as to introduce possible forms of financing mechanisms for potential cooperation. Memorandum of cooperation (involving municipal associations to support mutual cooperation and to contribute to building strong local government in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) will be signed at the end of conference. The activities of our PFD program will be presented there too. You can read more in the conference’s program.