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Fastiv is a city of regional weight, a multi-sector industrial centre and an important railway junction. The city is located in 75 km to the southwest of the Ukrainian Capital City, Kyiv, on the banks of the Unava River. The total area of Fastiv is – 4,563 hectares, which makes it one of the largest cities in the Kyiv Region. Population: 50 thousand people 46% - men 54% - women The advantageous transport and geographical location of Fastiv brings about an attractive investment climate for investors. The distance to Kyiv is 57 km by rail, 75 km by highway, and the distance to the nearest airport ("Kyiv Airport") is 75 km.


Kharkiv is an important administrative, economic and cultural centre of Ukraine and a member of the League of Historical Cities. Kharkiv is a smart city with the population of about 1.5 million people. Strategically favourably situated at the trade and transport crossroads and famous for its hospitality and promotion of European values, Kharkiv is not only a modern city with vast opportunities for business,leisure,science and culture, but also a place of many nations and cultures and a host of numerous festivals and exhibitions. It has been an associate member of EUROCITIES since 2009, and the Europe Prize holder since 2010.


Kyiv is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnipro River. Kyiv is Europe's 6th largest city with a young, highly-skilled population and over 1 million visitors every year. The city of Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is the home of many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kyiv Metro. Two international airports connect the city with major cities across all continents.

Lviv City Council

Lviv is a city of 750,000 residents about 70 km. from the EU border and 160 km. from the eastern Carpathian Mountains. Lviv has a colourful history dating to 1256 when King Danylo Halytskyi founded the city, part of the Galician Kingdom, and named it after his son, Lev. Over more recent years, Lviv was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918 and Part of Poland before World War II. As a result, the European influence on Lviv is seen in its architecture throughout the city, as well as on the multi ethnicities and religions evident in the variety of church styles, education, and places of worship. Lviv is an important educational, industrial and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. There are 27 universities and 111 000 students in Lviv. About 250 IT companies successfully operate in this city. Lviv has a developed infrastructure. Also there is one Danylo Halytskyi international airport «Lviv», which covers 37 destinations. In february 2018, Lviv received the status of the Youth Capital of Ukraine. The theme of the European Local Democracy Week in Lviv, which will be held from October 15 to October 21, is the involvement of young people in local democracy. A variety of communicative activities will be held, including Lviv’s universities. During these activities the representatives of Lviv City Council will explain the young people how they can influence city life through developed tools of public participation, including: electronic petitions, participatory budget, local initiatives, public hearings, social and cultural projects competition, and other opportunities. On October 18, 2018, the First Youth Session of the Lviv City Council will take place. The youth leaders and representatives of student self-government of the city of Lviv will take part in this meeting. The session will consider the issue of the Lviv Youth Policy Action Plan within the framework of the UNICEF's Child and Youth Friendly Community Initiative.