European Parliament launches ‘Generators of Hope’ campaign to help Ukraine

25/11/2022

Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, and Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence and President of Eurocities – the network of Europe’s more than 200 largest cities – on Wednesday launched the ‘Generators of Hope’ initiative for Ukraine.

The campaign calls on cities to donate power generators and transformers to help Ukrainians get through the harsh winter ahead. These generators will help to keep essential facilities in the country running, providing energy to hospitals, schools, water supply facilities, relief centres, shelters, phone masts and more.

The launch was attended and welcomed by Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of Ukrainian President Zelenskyy.

“At our annual Eurocities Cooperation Platform in Vienna next week, we will present in detail the initiative to over 80 cities participating. As Mayors, my colleagues and I know the importance of local services,” said President of Eurocities and Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella. “We must act immediately. Winter is upon us, there is no electricity and gas, there is no time to waste.”

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