Event announcement

People are the main driving force of urban development. In cities and regions of Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, France, and Poland, local development issues may be different but it is active citizens who make cities more open and just places to live.

Being a part of a series of public events dedicated to various aspects of local development, this networking event will bring together actors from civil society, public administration, cultural sphere, and academia from Ukraine, Belarus, Germany, France, and Poland to reflect and exchange experience on particular topics.

  • What can (not) be reached by citizens' initiatives?
  • What can be the benefits of cross-sectoral collaborations?
  • How to look at local challenges from a transnational perspective?
  • Who is (not) a part of local communities: inclusion, exclusion, atomization?
  • How to make local cultural infrastructure inclusive and accessible for different groups of people, especially the vulnerable ones?
  • Why and how should we care about climate justice and resilience for our cities?

Anything missing? You can come up with your own questions to discuss during the event in the registration form as well.

You can discuss those questions in groups, exchange your opinions and perspectives, and get connected with those who attend the event.

To participate please register at this link: bit.ly/networking_city. The deadline for registration is June 16, 18:00. You will receive all the access instructions before the event.

The event will be held online in English.

Event facilitators:
  • Gandzia (Anna) Mygal – trainer and facilitator at training pool “Insha Osvita” and Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg. Co-founder and member of the NGO "Insha Osvita" and educational holistic space in the Carpathians "Khata-Maysternya".
  • Olena Angelova – facilitator and trainer at training pool “Insha Osvita” and Theodor-Heuss-Kolleg, moderator of the conferences, designer of educational programs, environmental and climate activist.
  • Nata Yeromenko – a Berlin-based facilitator, culture manager and blogger. Since 2016 Nata has worked as a trainer and facilitator with the Ukrainian NGO “Insha Osvita” in the fields of public history, critical thinking, personal resilience and community building.

This event is a part of the project “Ukraine Calling. Cross-Sectoral Capacity Building” that is implemented by European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, in close cooperation with Cedos think tank (Ukraine), National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Ukraine), Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland), National Youth Council Ukraine, Centre Marc Bloch Berlin (Germany), Euro Créative (France), and the Minsk Urban Platform (Belarus).

“Ukraine Calling. Cross-Sectoral Capacity Building” is funded by the German Foreign Office within the program of Civil Society Cooperation.