"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

2011 “Day of Europe” in Sumy


Sumy celebrated “Day of Europe” for the fifth consecutive year on Saturday, May 28. Honored guests were delegates from the European Union and the embassies of EU member states, led by Ambassador Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira. Because of the success of the celebration, Sumy again was the winner among 29 cities of Ukraine vying to be named as best organized and best attended of all the Ukrainian “Day of Europe” celebrations. “Day of Europe” was initiated in Sumy by NGO Center for European Initiatives in cooperation with the Sumy Association of European Clubs and was supported by the Network...

Under the Mask of Stereotypes about Minorities – One Story of Millions


The problem of xenophobia, discrimination and intolerant attitude towards representatives of national minorities in Ukraine is still painful. Having become independent, Ukraine proclaimed the state protection of all citizens on the background of equality as one of its priorities that is supported by the chain of articles of the Constitution of Ukraine, law of Ukraine “About national Minorities”, and from 1 January 1998 Ukraine ratified Framework Convention on Protection of National Minorities that came into force on 1 May 1998.