Representatives of local authorities and CSOs from five Ukrainian partner municipalities took part in a three-day training organised under the LINK project on March 2-4, 2016, at the REC’s head office in Szentendre. This initial training introduced the partners to the topic of energy security and provided an opportunity to discuss the steps in LINK project implementation. Training participants were able to learn more about local energy security action planning (LESAP) in plenary sessions. In the parallel sessions, the partner municipalities focused on the details of the action planning process, while CSOs discussed their organisational development. We recorded some of the reactions of our partners.