"Perfect coordination between all the departments at city hall, with the involvement of the Departments of European Integration, Culture, Social Providence, Internal Politics, Youth and Family, Sport, and more, which were all deeply involved on the field and which went to the city's various events.These department's interaction and the mayor's involvement further bolstered the event's impact on the residents. European Neighbours' Day was organised in all regions of Odessa. Children, students, and the elderly participated in the event, making us aware of the importance of interpersonal communication. City workers got closer to Odessa citizens and learned to better understand their difficulties and their struggles. This day aims to fight against loneliness and isolation. European Neighbours' Day strives to encourage solidarity, fraternity and equality throughout Europe. It is a very important event for people who want to make Europe united and connected through love between all its residents."
Oleg Dolzhenkov, Odessa City Hall