Start with yourself: how Irshansk community puts the town in order

The community of Irshansk, a small town in the Zhytomyr Oblast decided to turn a neglected lake into a recreation park. One day, a large community action was announced. Only 200 people showed up, out of the 7,500 residents, although the problem this action was going to address concerned everyone. Read more

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Sometimes, one person can irreversibly change the course of events. And what if there are many people like that?

A two thousand-square meter building with heating that barely heats (8 degrees above zero in wintertime at the most) – that was the premise Yurii Baliuk received when three years ago, he came to Krasivka village in the Zhytomyr Oblast to work as a school principal. Read more

EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine opens “Corruption Park”

In addition to the financial and advisory support of anti-corruption agencies – NABU, NACP, SAPO and ARMA – the EU Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine has opened the “Corruption Park” – the first interactive museum of corruption for Kyiv residents and guests. A 100-meter golden loaf, a rare car, a statuette worth EUR 30,000 seized from corrupt officials, NABU’s secret laboratory – you can see all this in the Kyiv Botanical Garden. Read more

Course towards the EU: Ukrainian company is preparing to provide Europe with its milk

After the signing by Ukraine of the Association Agreement with the European Union and the free trade agreement, great opportunities have opened up for Ukrainian producers. Now, domestic enterprises have the opportunity to export products to Europe without customs duties, taxes and quantitative restrictions. This requires a little – complying with international standards. Read more

How Ukrainian design bureau ODESD2 sells furniture in EU states

Student architects Sviatoslav Zbroi and Dmytro Bulhakov opened the design bureau ODESD2 in 2012. Today, their furniture can be found not only in Ukraine – for example, in the Kyiv confectionery The Cake and the Theater in Podol – but also abroad: in a hotel in Jamaica, a techno-hub in Paris, a shopping mall in Milan. The editors of MC Today supported by the project of the EU Delegation on the Prospects and Benefits of the Free-Trade Zone of Ukraine with the EU UopenEU learned from designers how much it costs to produce furniture in Ukraine and how to export it to the EU. Read more