Exchange trips "United in diversity: overcoming stereotypes and conflicts, establishing dialogue between young people of the East, South and West of Ukraine".

Ternopil, 19-21.03.2015

Activities and events during the exchange trip:

  • Meetings with chiefs of Ternopil regional council and Ternopil Regional State Administration (Dept. of family, youth, physical culture and sport, Dept. of infrastructure, transport and tourism)
  • Press briefing, interviews. Presentation of the project "United in diversity", participants’ performances.
  • Excursion to Administrative Services Center.
  • Meeting and discussion with the civil society activists, volunteers on the topic "The main challenges for Ukraine: Ternopil’s dimension. The volunteering and the active community in the context of war".
  • Workshop “The Egg decorating (pysankarstvo)” in the “School of pysankarstvo”.
  • Meeting with well-known singer poet, writer and cultural worker Oleksandr Smyk.
  • Meeting with Mykhaylo Okarynski, deputy in the city of Ternopil.
  • Meeting with Nataliia Karpyshyn, deputy in the city of Ternopil.
  • Meeting with Oleksandr Fil, chairman of the Public Council at the Ternopil City Council.
  • Meeting with Stepan Barna, PD (now – head of regional public administration).
  • Meeting with Arsen Lyahotsky, deputy director of the Department of family, youth and sport at the Ternopil Regional State Administration.
  • Meeting with volunteers (Antiterrorist operation): Oleg German, Bohdan Brych, Oksana Bachynska, Lilia Musihina.
  • Trainings on communication, stereotypes, manipulations, behavior in conflicts, project management (development, tools, realization, search for partners and stakeholders, information campaign, roles and teams), inclusive democracy, levels and forms of interaction between government and the community, local authorities – legislative and practical dimension.
  • City tour in Ternopil, excursion to the political prisoner’s museum.


Trainers – Oleg Grishin, Igor Procyk, Oleksandr Fil

Ukrainian language