"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

Euroclub of Sumy State University

Organization: Sumy State University

Date of Euroclub creation: February 2007

Number of Euroclub members: 5

Average age of Euroclub participants: 18-20 years

President of Euroclub: Darina Illenko

Coordinator of Euroclub: Andriana Kostenko

Goals, interests, forms of activities

Our aim is to inform students about the European integration processes in Ukraine. Therefore, our main activities are: organizing and conducting social polls, debates on European integration, conducting and actively participating in various events.

Completed projects 

  • 3.02.2007 in Sumy State University was a role-playing game for students and senior pupils "European Choice of Ukraine," coached by Sergei Shtukarin, a role-play coach from Eastern Ukraine, Chairman of the Donetsk regional youth organization "Euroclub," and Master of European Studies. More than forty participants listened to a lecture on the history of the European Union and its main institutions. Participants were divided into groups consisting of countries that aspire to join the EU (Cyprus, Turkey, Ukraine, Croatia), as well the European Commission, the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament, and representatives of the media, where they took an active part in finding answers to questions.

  • Participation in events dedicated to the celebration of "Days of Europe." 5.05.2008 EU member states were represented and organized into a European town; Euroclub SSU represented Italy. In preparation for the event, students studied with interest the history and culture of Italy. In addition, Euroclub members participated in a foot-quest, which demonstrated their knowledge of the European Union.

  • Organized and conducted the student conference "Ukraine's European prospects." Students prepared scientific reports on topical issues of European integration.

Looking for partners

  • We would like to find partners for the implementation of a joint project to study migratory tendencies from Sumy region to European Union countries.
  • We would like to find partners who could assist in organizing internships for students in the EU.
  • We would like to find partners for organizing debate tournaments in Sumy region regarding European integration.

Additionally, we are ready for any cooperation.

We can communicate: Russian, Ukrainian, English, German, Polish

Contact information