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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",...

13 December 2016

WITHIN TWO YEARS, VERKHOVNA RADA ADOPTED 70 EUROPEAN INTEGRATION LAWS

During the first two years of the Association Agreement signing about 70 laws have been adopted, aimed at its implementation and realization of reforms, and Ukraine has got a chance to reach a compromise with the EU on some issues, including a referendum in the Netherlands.

12 December 2016

VILLAGE COUNCIL OF LOSCHYNIVKA HAS WON THE ANTI-AWARD FOR “A REALLY DISGRACEFUL DEED”

On December 12, the Anti-Discrimination Coalition named the anti-award "Discriminator of the year" winners. They were the people’s deputy Anton Gerashchenko, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and the village council of the village Loschynivka in Odessa region. Announcement of the results took place in Kyiv. According to those who made it happen, all the nominees were invited, but none of them showed up for the event.

07 December 2016

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THINK TANKS IN UKRAINE AS A PUBLIC POLICY’S TREND

Populism is replaced by analytics, as slogans-and-declarations by facts-and-researches, and promises-and-projects are neglected by thoughtfully made decisions. For a modern state, such a scenario is mostly required. To realize it, think tanks, which are rapidly gaining momentum and have significant influence on the of public policy "agenda", could help.

30 November 2016

CORPORATE EQUALITY INDEX 2016

AUCO "Fulcrum" in partnership with the Women's Consortium of Ukraine and the National Assembly of the Disabled of Ukraine with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation and the Coalition for Combating Discrimination in Ukraine presented Ukrainian Corporate Equality Index 2016.

28 November 2016

THE 19TH INTERNATIONAL ROMANI FESTIVAL OF JAZZ ART

On December 2, 2016 the Transcarpathian Roma Association for Musical Culture “Lautari” organizes the 19th International Romani Festival of Jazz Art "Pap-Jazz-Fest-2016" in Uzhgorod, in the regional puppet theatre. The festival begins at 5 p.m.

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