"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

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.