An improvisational theatre against various forms of violence, including physical, psychological, sexual or financial, has been operating in Kharkiv since 2018. During the performances, actors stage real-life stories of viewers who are ready to share their experiences. There is a psychologist at the performances, who provides advice to those who need it. Read more
20 Ukrainian students, together with peers from other countries, took part in the Space Leaders School under the Erasmus+ program. During three weeks in Poland and Slovakia, they attended astronomy and aviation lectures at three universities, observed planets in a telescope, traveled on airplanes and trained on flight simulators. Read more
UPSHIFT Ukraine, a project of UNICEF’s global innovative program supported by the European Union started in Kharkiv in early August. According to the project’s local partner, Foundation for Professional Development of Kharkiv, this project is aimed at helping the youth not only prove themselves and change their social status but also solve a particular problem in their community. We discussed this project with Maryna Ladyzhenska, the head of project in Kharkiv. Read more
Oleksandr Ivanov joined Erasmus program in 2013, and a two-year master’s program at four European and American universities paved the way toward not only the quality knowledge in a new field – system analysis – but also helped him visit unforgettable places and see how diverse the world can be even within the single border; and also, realize that interesting acquaintances often go beyond a mere list of contacts and find their continuation in joint international projects and initiatives. And as it turns out, understanding each other despite the language barrier is much easier when you reserve the right to a mistake.
Oleksandr told us which students most often decide to stay in Europe and who goes back home, how he saw Ukraine after two years of absence, and how he now helps prospective students improve their chances to enroll. Read more
Ukrainian Yulia Hudoshnyk won a grant from the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme and received her master’s degree in global studies in Denmark and Germany. Any Ukrainian of any age and status with a bachelor’s degree or a fourth year student can apply for a master’s programme. Yulia explains how to choose a programme, what to say in a motivation letter, what should be your English level, how studies in Germany and Denmark differ and how to use the knowledge acquired in Europe upon return to Ukraine. Read more
Head of the National Bureau of the EU programme Creative Europe Yulia Fediv talks about international cooperation projects, study visits to Slovenia and Spain for representatives of the cultural sector, grants for literary translators and the media. Read more
In April-May, over 4,000 boys and girls from eastern and southern Ukraine played football, talked to police and psychologists. The EU’s Open Fun Football Schools project helps internally displaced persons to find friends in host communities. Learn how this was happening in Starobilsk, Luhansk region. Read more