« Kharkiv » takes part in the European Local Democracy Week - a paneuropean event coordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe - as « 12-Star City »
On 22 August 2016 the City of Kharkiv (Ukraine) held an International Assembly of Kharkiv’s Partner Cities. The conference was widely attended by representatives of 16 cities from 12 countries. The participants included Kharkiv’s twin cities and members of the Association of Towns Awarded the Europe Prize. Fruitful talks on the role and perspectives of twinning co-operation, the role of local authorities in implementing democracy worldwide, as well as the pooling of experience in implementing best practices in inter-municipal co-operation resulted in the signing of the Declaration of the Assembly.