"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

Training Completed in Poland on International Exchange Programs!


During the week of 20-26 March - at the Motytsh Leschny, a youth center near Lublin, Poland - a training course was held for coordinators of international youth exchanges. About 30 participants from Poland, Germany and Ukraine attended. Organizing the program was the Happy Childhood Foundation of Poland in cooperation with the Sumy NGO Centre for European Initiatives and Germany’s Association for Youth Welfare Services and Social Work. The event was held with the financial support of the German-Polish Youth Cooperative.

Program on Volunteerism


On March 29, 2011, a program on volunteerism was held in the Sumy Oblast Scientific Library for the school children of Sumy. The students saw the film “Come! See! Help!” which featured young people from Ukraine, Czech Republic, Georgia and Germany engaged as volunteers in international projects

Plans for “Day of Europe” Celebration 2011 in Sumy


March 29, 2011 - Director of the Center for European Initiatives and the Association of Euro Clubs, Anna Kovbasiuk, attended a meeting to discuss the arrangements for the “Day of Europe” celebration, to be held on Saturday, May 28. Attending the meeting were representatives from Ukraine’s European Union delegation, headed by EU officer and coordinator of the celebration, David Stulik. Accompanying him were Regional Center Program Coordinator from the Press and Information Office, Irene Stadniychuk, and EU Coordinator of Information and Public Relations, Bianca Boymler. Also participating...