"Our mission is to assist in the reformation of Ukraine consistent with European standards, as well as to introduce democratic values and develop civil society in Ukraine."

From the Statute of
the Center for European Initiatives

CHEE – Culture, Heritage, Entrepreunership, Employability


In a warm and sunny week 24 youth workers from Italy, Belarus, Ukraine, Spain, Croatia, Hungary, Armenia and Georgia got together in sunny Recoaro Terme in Italy, a beautiful place between the mountains. This is a small village, and it used to be very attractive place for the tourists, but in the last ten years the number of people here is decreasing.

Volunteers for Change – Six European volunteers made a difference in Sumy


Six brave and inspiring volunteers from France, Italy and Poland succesfully showed us, that volunteering really can make a difference in our world. The international team managed to overcome various obstacles and fulfilled their task: to set up up a fundraising campaign in just two months and to collect various supplies for the Kosovshina boarding school for disabled children from the local community.

A word of inspiration: EVS volunteers addressed to future lawyers


Democratic standards are needed in all spheres of life. But they become critically important for those who are going to defend people’s rights and freedoms – for future lawyers. With this message the EVS volunteers of Center from European Initiatives addressed the law students of University of Internal Affairs Sumy Branch. The inter-regional student conference took place in Sumy on April 12.

Living Library: EVS volunteers sharing their family values


Do you think family traditions and culture are the same all over Europe? Surprise: they are not. Finding this out took several cups of tea with cookies and fascinating conversation with the EVS volunteers of Center for European Initiatives – Jara Snippe from the Netherlands and Mateusz Rosik from Poland.

"Volunteers for Change": Short Term EVS Project – 2 months in Sumy, Ukraine


Center for European Initiatives is looking for EVS volunteers from Ukraine, France, Italy, Romania and Poland who will take part in the short term project in Sumy. The project idea is to engage European youth into working with deprived children (orphans, children from singe-parent families, children deprived of parental care, etc.) and in collaboration with local Ukrainian volunteers organize a series of events for these children.

Show and Act to Exchange


From 09th till 18th of September, 2013 at the end of the sea season in Georgia, Kobuleti will turn to life again, because it will host the most alive and energetic youth from following 6 EU and Non-EU countries: Poland, Estonia, Italy, Ukraine, Armenia and of course Georgia. In total 48 Participants and 12 groups leaders will gather to make this summer unforgettable for each of them. Project is financed within Youth in Action Programme of the European Union.

Essay Contest for youth to participate in I Youth Kyiv Security Forum


Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation announces Essay contest for young researches to participate in I Youth Kyiv security Forum, which will be held on November 23-24, 2012 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

International Training Course “Loudspeaker” in Armenia: sharing impressions


"LOUDSPEAKER - recognition and promotion of value based youth work" is an international training course for youth workers, which took place in Dilijan, Armenia, from August 11th - 20th of 2012. It was organized by Biedrība "52 Franki" from Latvia in co-operation with YCCD (Youth Co-operation Centre of Dilijan) from Armenia.

Сenter for European Initiatives warmly invites you to a Slovenian language club


Slovenian language club is a free beginners course of Slovenian language which is taking place every Thursday at 17:45 at the Sumy regional and scientific library (10 Geroiv Stalingrada Street, 2nd floor).

Intercultural Program on Prevention of Discrimination and Conflict


During the week of 9-15 October, the Center for European Initiatives (CEI) implemented an intercultural training program in Sumy, Ukraine, on the Prevention of Discrimination and Conflict. Participating in the program were youth leaders from Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Belarus. The program was co-sponsored by the Happy Childhood Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Poland, and was financially supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe.

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