Among these actions is the twinning programme with Ukrainian Chambers. Launched in April 2022 by Eurochambres and ICC, it seeks to link foreign chambers with one of the 25 Ukrainian regional chambers, to provide immediate support and to participate in the country’s economic reconstruction process.
Ben Butters, President of Eurochambres, gave an overview of the results. Several chambers have participated in the programme, including Belgium, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, etc. The network has mobilized to provide humanitarian and financial assistance, which was greatly appreciated since the Ukrainian chambers income has been decimated by the war.
The leaders of three regional chambers, CCI Zaporizhzhya, CCI Chernigiv and CCI Dnipropetrovsk, then took the floor to highlight their immediate needs: financial support, energy and power supplies, office equipment, electronics and business partnerships.