European Voluntary Service an opportunity to make a difference and break free from borders

Liliya Faskhutdinova of Kyiv used to work for Air France. But at 29 years old she decided to volunteer in Turkey through the European Voluntary Service (EVS), helping refugee children access an education. When asked what prompted her decision, Faskhutdinova says, “sometimes it’s useful to take a pause in your career and change something; live a different life in a different culture”. Read more

The EU bank – European Investment Bank – backs €200 million in loans to restore Donbas

The annexation of Crimea and military actions in eastern Ukraine have now resulted in the internal displacement of about 1.5 million people, including more than 200,000 children. During the three years of conflict, dozens of hospitals, schools and kindergartens have been destroyed or damaged. Restoring this damaged infrastructure takes time, and international organisations are providing significant support to the cause. Read more