Hromadske TV and the Thomson Foundation have produced two documentaries about the lives of forcibly-displaced people from Donbas and Crimea. The documentaries were made within the framework of the “Regional Voices” project funded by the EU. Read more
World-class creative sector specialist, Tim Williams, shares his views and experiences on culture, Ukraine’s potential, and why Kharkiv is the city of the future. Read more
Mariam Kunchuliya of Zaporizhya is studying history at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Working on her third year of studies, she also holds the position of Vice-President of PR at the European Youth Parliament (EYP), an all-European youth-led organisation. Read more
Creative companies account for around 4.5% of the EU economy. How does the cultural sector attract investment and help developing territories? Read more
Paper houses, pavement drawings, orchestra, photos, collages and placards, face painting, theatrical performances, and literature workshops: these are just some of the ways people expressed their visions for their city during the “ Kharkiv European” art festival on May 28. Read more
Between May 9 and May 24, the annual Europe Day celebrations took place in various cities across Ukraine. Every year these festivities focus more and more on promoting discussion, training sessions, and information sharing. Lavish parades and dancing no longer dominate the Ukrainian streets as they once did during Europe Day celebrations. Of course, such activities are colourful and create a holiday-like atmosphere, but European integration is primarily about internal transformations, and Europe Day is an opportunity to talk about that.
The “Be European” campaign, initiated jointly by the EU Delegation to Ukraine, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and online news source Europeyska Pravda, is on-going over the month of May. The campaign aims to provoke broad discussions on the essence of Europeanness, European values, and other important issues related to Ukraine’s EU integration. Olena Rozskazova, head of the International Renaissance Foundation’s regional office in Eastern Ukraine, and a member of Team Europe in Kharkiv, shared her thoughts. Read more