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What we do
Support for local initiatives for long-term integration of IDPs (focusing on women) in host communities
Age matters!
P[art] of the community
Joint efforts of IDPs and community: promotion of the integration of the youth among IDPs into host communities
Promotion and dissemination of European values and culture through active participation in national cultural and sporting events in Ukraine
New home: Integration of young people among IDPs into new communities
Preparing future leaders for Ukraine
Internship Program and development of human resources capacity of Service Centers of MOI
School of Young Democracy
Young professionals for local governments
tudy visit to Sweden within the program “Young Generation Will Change Ukraine”
Youth among IDPs, help yourself and others in finding solutions to the urgent problems
Isar ednannya
US Embassy Project: “Motivating and Training Young People to Influence Local Policy”
Students for Parliament
Sharing Experience in Organizing Parliamentary Internship Programs in Ukraine and Moldova
Overcoming stereotypes and prejudices in the field of interethnic relations among youth
From Magdeburg to your City: in the Eyes of Those who aren’t Indifferent
Analytical support to
Workshops - trainings in the local self-government development for newly elected deputies of the local councils
Democracy and Market Economy Seminars in the regions
Economic Seminars for Future Leaders
Get-out-the-vote campaign
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Objectives: Using the Polish experience with the implementation of the decentralization of governance we will teach young local semi-government clerks (under 35) and the most active young community leaders (under 35 as well) how to use new and transparent mechanisms in provision of the public services; how to implement effective policies in the area / region using mechanisms based on the mutual participation of government and the community; and how to start a dialogue with the community. Furthermore, we will provide youth with the tools to respond to the challenges of the modern world in matters of decentralization, teach them how to establish the dialogue with the authorities and influence the policy-making process and monitor authorities’ activity. So main objectives are 1) strengthen the capacity of communities and local governments to provide public services and implement effective policies using transparent mechanisms based on mutual participation; 2) raise the level of youth engagement in a public dialogue and the cooperation with the authorities, to improve the impact on development and policy; 3) form active citizens who are ready to take an active role in the reformation of the country (decentralization).


Donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Poland and Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

Brief Description of Assignment(s) carried out and their results:


  • 5 trainings (2 days long) for the target group,
  • study visit to Poland for selected participants,
  • contest of local initiatives developed by participants & its realization (11 projects),
  • presentation in 4 cities of project results.


Profile(s) of Professional Staff Provided by Your Organization:


  • organizing and conducting trainings and contest as well as support for Ukrainian participants during the study visit, elaboration of internal documents, preparation of the presentations etc.


Description of Actual Services Provided by Your Staff:


  • Holding 5 2-day training sessions, administration of the project, supervision of local initiatives.


Partners in the project:

Dnipro - NGO "MIX", Kateryna Zezulina

Vinnytsia - YA, Svetlana Dubina

Odesa – YA, Oleksandra Riazantseva

Ternopil - Youth Governmental Union, Igor Protsyk



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