METREX, the network of European metropolitan regions and areas, has made the City of Kyiv an honorary member.
The Ukrainian capital is being recognised for its extraordinary resilience during the ongoing conflict waged by Russia.
Kyiv will join metropolitan regions and areas from across Europe in sharing knowledge and solutions on issues such as climate change, cohesion and changing demographics.
The membership will give Kyiv’s city administration direct access to vital expertise in many areas of planning.
The honour was made yesterday at the METREX spring conference, which is hosted by the City of Wrocław over 23-26 April 2023. The focus of the conference is ‘a metropolitan answer to current crises in Europe: Rethinking resources, demography, resilience’.
The honour was accepted by Mr. Volodymyr Bondarenko, president of Kyiv City Council, who addressed the conference in person on the theme of overcoming crises.
Jakub Mazur, who is first deputy mayor of Wrocław and president of METREX, said: “we are pleased to offer METREX as a home for Kyiv. To meet and learn from other cities and regions across Europe. To share experiences with fellow European cities and regions.”
For more information visit about METREX and the spring conference visit eurometrex.org/events/metrex-spring-conference-2023/.
METREX is an established network of over 50 metropolitan regions and areas in Europe that seeks to share metropolitan solutions to challenges affecting urban and rural areas. It contributes the metropolitan dimension on a European scale. METREX hosts regular events and meetings for members, and contributes to programmes and events organised by networks as part of European Union-funded projects.
For more information contact Stephen Gallagher, METREX head of secretariat, firstname.lastname@example.org.