Presidium meeting of the Association of Towns Awarded the Europe Prize was held in Mülheim-an-der-Ruhr (Germany) on November 3-5, 2016

The following towns participated in the event:  Altötting, Germany; Ankara, Turkey; Częstochowa, Poland; Darmstadt, Germany; Kharkiv, Ukraine; Mülheim-an-der-Ruhr, Germany.

Europa. Präsidiumssitzung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Europapreisträgerstädte. Oberbürgermeister Ulrich Scholten begrüßt die Gäste aus der Ukraine, Polen, Türkei, vom Europarat, Altötting und Darmstadt. Rathaus. 04.11.2016 Foto: Walter Schernstein

Agenda of the meeting included the following issues:

1. Information from the presiding city.
Opening of the first Regional Office of the Association of Towns Awarded the Europe Prize in Kharkiv on 22 August 2016, signing Memorandum of cooperation between Częstochowa and Kharkiv, website upgrading process and stamp design were discussed during this section. Presidium also decided to ask the Council of Europe to provide assistance in arranging the foundation documentation of the Association.

Europa. Präsidiumssitzung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Europapreisträgerstädte. Oberbürgermeister Ulrich Scholten begrüßt die Gäste aus der Ukraine, Polen, Türkei, vom Europarat, Altötting und Darmstadt. Rathaus. 04.11.2016 Foto: Walter Schernstein

2. General Assembly and Youth Meeting 2017 date.
It was unanimously decided that General Assembly and Youth Meeting 2017 will be held in Kharkiv, Ukraine on June 6-9, 2017.

3. General Assembly and Youth Meeting 2017 topics.
Two topics of General Assembly were suggested by Częstochowa and Kharkiv. Combining the aspects of both options the following topic was chosen: «Improving the system of public services provided by municipalities to the population in terms of new challenges of social politics in Europe».

The topic of Youth Meeting 2017 suggested by Kharkiv were taken: «Youth policy in the sphere of culture. Stay in trend saving history».

Europa. Präsidiumssitzung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Europapreisträgerstädte. Oberbürgermeister Ulrich Scholten begrüßt die Gäste aus der Ukraine, Polen, Türkei, vom Europarat, Altötting und Darmstadt. Rathaus. 04.11.2016 Foto: Walter Schernstein

4. Presidium meeting 2017 date.
Presidium meeting 2017 will be held in Altötting, Germany on December 7-9, 2017.

5. Choosing 3 best designs of the emblem for the Association to be presented at the General Assembly 2017 for the final decision.
Considering 8 options from Altötting, Częstochowa and Kharkiv the following 3 designs of Association emblems were chosen by Presidium for further modification and admission during General Assembly 2017.

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