Ethno music, endangered species, costumes from leading fashion designers, and animation inspired by nature and traditions. That is what the upcoming Ukrainian animated film “Mavka: The Forest Song” is all about. The film tells the story of a magical creature, Mavka, who is based on the fairy play “Forest Song” by Lesia Ukrainka and Slavic mythology imagery.
“Are pesticides that are recognised as toxic in Europe safe in Ukraine?” This alarming question was the topic of a round table held in December by the international charitable organisation, Environment-People-Law, and the Reanimation Package of Reforms. Read more
This year, Europe’s most popular education programme, Erasmus, celebrated its 30th anniversary. One of the programme’s biggest advocates, Umberto Eco, believes Erasmus created the first generation of young Europeans. Now the programme’s successor, Erasmus+, continues to unite young people from around the world under its umbrella of opportunities, ranging from university exchanges to volunteering. Read more
Ukraine is now adapting its food safety system to the realities of the market economy and European norms. We talked to Tony Wheale, the team leader of the EU-funded ‘Improvement of Food Safety Control System in Ukraine’ project, and Yana Dobidovska, the project’s deputy team leader, about the differences between the old and new systems, changes already accomplished, and the way forward. Here are the highlights of our conversation. Read more
In September 2017, the Ukrainian government presented the draft Strategy of development of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine 2020 to the public. The document lays out a set of changes to be introduced in the Ministry and its agencies over the next few years. Read more
Energy-efficient houses, 3D metal printing, solar smart blinds – these technologies will change the global economy and our everyday lives in the very near future. Ukrainian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the creators of these innovative products. Read more
“How can the public help promote behaviour changes for waste management in Ukraine?” Workshops addressing this question were held in late September in Kyiv and Lviv in the context of the EU-funded project, “Ukrainian civil society for European-Style Waste Management”. The civil society organisations, “Environment-People-Law” (EPL) and “Ecological Initiatives” are implementing the project. Read more
Residents of one multistory apartment building in Lviv have taken out a public loan for energy saving initiatives. With the money, they have installed a heat metre, replaced old windows, and insulated the building.
Over the past few years in Ukraine, there has been no shortage of workshops, seminars, and other training events dedicated to the European Union and its relations with Ukraine. However, even in this saturated environment, the recognised leader is the EU Study Days: an initiative of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. The “days” are unofficially known as the “EuroSchool.” Read more