How Lutsk University of Third Age makes retired people happy

These students can even be kindly envied, because their life is rich and vivid: they bring medals from sports competitions from abroad, they extremely interestingly spend all holidays, work for charitable causes and, of course, attend lectures. Most of them have modern gadgets. They easily use Privat-24, pay for utilities on the Internet, chat with Skype and have profiles on Facebook. And the oldest student is almost 90 years old. Read more

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We will return this land to life: EU-supported demining of territories makes people’s lives safer

An agglomeration of towns Severodonetsk-Rubizhne-Lysychansk is located in the picturesque floodplain of Siversky Donets in Luhansk region. They are surrounded by genuinely picturesque places. Chalk deposits emerging from the surface, hills, small woods, lakes, ponds and valleys with vast and fertile farmlands. Villages and small towns are scattered among them. Their names are as beautiful names as the landscape itself – Zolote (Golden), Bila Hora (White Mountain), Myrna Dolyna (Peaceful Valley). Even mine heaps which have been here for ages cannot spoil the picture. Read more

Everyone deserves a chance to rebuild life

The seizure of Dokuchaievsk by militants has deprived them of their homes, work and property. At their new location, displaced persons got an empty half-destroyed house and a land plot. The hope and desire to rebuild a peaceful life turned them into farmers. Grant programs of the European Union have helped them to master breeding and become successful producers of poultry and eggs in three years. New projects and expansion of the farm are planned. Read more

When we started, there were three photos in Google and Soviet-era books – Eko Ulitka farm owner Dmytro Butenko about European prospects of Ukrainian snail business

The Ukraine-EU Association Agreement came into force, and that made it much easier to establish cooperation in the education, culture, business and many other sectors. More and more products “Made in UA” make their way to European markets, and Ukrainian specialists come home with degrees from leading European universities. The opportunities offered by open borders erase boundaries and open new space for personal, commercial and social achievements. As part of the information campaign “European Integration: the Power of Opportunities”*, The Point will tell the stories of people who experienced that firsthand. Read more

30 years of Uzhgorod seamstresses’ European experience. About the way from cheap cherry polka dot dresses to Hugo Boss and Dolce & Gabbana

Under the rubric “Reforms in the Regions” we continue publishing the information about Transcarpathian exporters to the EU. The heroine of this article is Myroslava Kalamuniak, the Director of the Uzhgorod Clothing Factory PrJSC. The company headed by her has been operating in the European coordinate system for 30 years now! Recently the factory sends 400-450 thousand pieces of clothing to Europe annually. Read more