EU allocates EUR 9.5 mln for small and medium-sized businesses in Ukraine’s east

The majority of small and medium-sized enterprises want to receive money to buy agricultural machinery. FinancEast, a program for which the European Union allocated 9.5 million euros to provide support to small and medium-sized enterprises in the Ukrainian government-controlled territory of the Donbas, was launched on 19 December 2019. Even back then, some players were saying that the available funds will last for only a few months. Read more

EU Anti-Corruption Initiative helps Ukrainian cities to gain integrity

Five Ukrainian cities – Zhytomyr, Mariupol, Nikopol, Chervonohrad and Chernivtsi – are participating in the Integrity Cities project to tackle corruption in city councils, to provide transparent and better quality public services. Based on their experience, the project experts highlighted five effective anti-corruption tools that will be useful for other local authorities. Read more

Chernivtsi student learns to counter populism in Georgia under Erasmus+ programme

In December 2019, Anastasia Gudilianova, a fourth-year student of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, took part in an international project to confront populism in Georgia under the EU Erasmus+ programme. Together with other students from Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Belarus, Poland, Spain and Germany, she learned to recognize populism and conduct peacebuilding trainings to prevent conflicts in society. Read more