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23 February 2017

Impact of the EU-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement on the Dutch Economy

Despite the fact that it has not yet been fully ratified, a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) between the EU and Ukraine has been provisionally applied since 1 January 2016. This report is prepared by the SEO Amsterdam Economics, commissioned by the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF), aims to assess the impact of this DCFTA on the Dutch economy. It provides an analysis of recent trade...

10 February 2017

Corruption schemes breaking down along with 1991 Open Data Incubator

On February 9, the first nonprofit incubator 1991 Open Data Incubator’s team presented five IT services, which could destroy the old corruption schemes in public sector. These services work with tons of open public data to identify and correct deficiencies in the state system making Ukrainian life better.

08 February 2017

REGIONAL PROGRAMS ANALYSIS: HOW AND WHY?

Environmental group "Pechenegs" carrying out the project "From analysis to overcome: the creation of a public anti-corruption network" tried to change the situation – they analyzed the implementation of regional programs in Kharkiv and Donetsk regions, and also developed a guide for activists who were engaged in solving local problems.

30 January 2017

DEVELOPMENT OF MEDIA INITIATIVES IN DONBAS

Info victory in the "hybrid war" is no less important than the military one. In the third year of war, Ukrainian state with relative success is defending its basic "information area". However, achievements seem to be significantly smaller there where they are most acutely needed. In particular, in the Donbas, where it is essential to promote Ukrainian information product on a temporarily occupied territory and...

13 January 2017

HOW IS THE BUDGETARY MONEY ON YOUTH PROJECTS BEING USED?

From August to December 2016, 15 independent experts conducted the monitoring on the effectiveness of the distribution of 7 million UAH provided by the government to the Ukrainian public organizations for the implementation of state youth policy in Ukraine. The experts visited 59 events organized by 17 NGOs among the winners. Experts also interviewed 1000 participants. This was discussed during a briefing held in...

07 January 2017

Statement by the International Renaissance Foundation

We do not share the views expressed by Victor Pinchuk in his article ‘Ukraine Must Make Painful Compromises for Peace With Russia’, published in the Wall Street Journal on December 29, 2016

23 December 2016

Happy New Year 2017!

Dear colleagues, friends, partners! The International Renaissance Foundation wishes you a very happy New Year. May the year of 2017 bring us all peace, solidarity, inspiration, and new victories. Thank you very much for the great cooperation and partnership.

19 December 2016

LEGAL CLINICS IN UKRAINE: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY

The practice of providing free legal aid to poor people has been always existing. However, the term "clinical legal education" appeared in the early twentieth century in the United States. Its appearance has identified a new trend in the field of legal science.

17 December 2016

COMMUNITY, POLICE, AUTHORITIES. INTERACTION EFFECT

For the second year Human Rights and Justice Program Initiative of the International Renaissance Foundation supports the implementation of projects aimed at reforming the police. And not only for structural and organizational changes, and - most importantly - the transformation of their philosophy. In particular, the introduction of the police work’s new principles is focused on the needs of local communities...

16 December 2016

MINORITIES IN UKRAINE: ACTIVISM OR HARASSMENT?

Among the representatives of national minorities of Ukraine, in particular Roma, there is a large number of activists and NGOs who want and could be included in the reform process of the country, but instead they face the constant cases of discrimination and human dignity. The meeting "Approaches to Roma’s integrating and human rights protecting, and the participation of local governments and civil society",...

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