"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



4-14 August youth center Hirschluch (Storkow, Germany) hosted the youth exchange. This unforgettable place was again the venue for the annual week of creativity where young talented people from Ukraine, Poland and Germany took part. During 10 days all participants were immersed in the atmosphere of art and creativity.

The Open Call for Participants of the International Training Course for Youth Leaders “Intercultural Facilitation for Preventing Discrimination”


Youth leaders from Ukraine, Poland, Belarus, Romania, Moldova and Russian Federation (border regions with Ukraine) are invited to participate in the international training course “Intercultural Facilitation for preventing Discrimination” which will take place on 09-15 October 2011 in Sumy, Ukraine. The project is realized by Center for European Initiatives NGO (Sumy, Ukraine) and Happy Childhood Foundation (Lublin, Poland) with the support of European Youth Foundation of Council of Europe.

International Summer School: European Integration: Theory and Practice


During the week of 25 to 31 July, the International Summer School Conference was held at Sumy National Agrarian University on the topic of “European Integration: Theory and Practice.” Attending the conference sessions were 18 student representatives from Bulgaria’s University of Agriculture, Poland’s Warsaw University of Natural Sciences, and Ukraine’s Sumy National Agrarian University. One of the trainers was Project Manager, Julia Sakunova, from the NGO, Center for European Initiatives. In addition to CEI participation, guest speakers were leading academics, government officials, and...

Euroclub Members See the World through the Camera Lens


Euroclub members from Sumy and the Sumy region participated in the project, "Peace in your Heart,” which took place in the youth center Hirshlyuh, in the German city of Shtorkov from 12 to 22 July 2011. Students from Germany, Poland, and Georgia studied the art of photography. The project was implemented by the German organization, Jugendhilfe und Sozialarbeit eV, and supported by the EU program, "Youth in Action.” The Center for European Initiatives in Sumy partnered in organizing the program.