Educational and cultural project "Opening …


Who is behind this?

Oleksandra Iakubenko

Z krayiny v Ukrainu (From country to Ukraine)


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Donbas doesn’t know Ukraine, Ukraine doesn’t know Donbas. Opening Ukraine gets residents of Donbas region more familiar with their country and opens for residents of other regions part of Ukraine (Donbas) they were cautious about due to the prejudicial information policy of last decades.

Where will your idea take place?

Kyiv, Ukraine, Donetsk region, Ukraine, Lugansk region, Ukraine

Why does Europe need your idea?

Europe is interested in de-escalation of the conflict in the East of Ukraine. Decrease of separatist mood in Donbas will relieve tension between Ukrainians from different regions and will aid to the renewal of Ukrainian entity.

What is your impact?

In year time we’ll have strong pro-Ukrainian (ideally) or non-hostile towards Ukraine youth community that will be able autonomously develop and implement art projects in their cities and will have contacts with similar communities in other cities of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. As result of the program children (to this date 1607 children are engaged) will have basic knowledge on each of 6 art forms and will orientate in the state of situation of these arts in Ukraine. Thus, they will be able to adequately to judge their possibilities and choose a kind of art for their further activity.

How do you get there?

We made close to 120 educational videos, published guidance book and continuously communicate via internet, proposing daily selection of news about “our” forms of art. Every 3 weeks we make a presentation on one of the art-form after which children have 2 weeks to watch 30 educational videos that showcase this form. After watching them children take test, which shows level of material acquisition, and if this level is sufficient, we accept school team projects for evaluation. After this new cycle begins paralleled with whole-Ukrainian project voting.
Children constantly communicate with each other for their projects’ realization.
Project started on 16 February 2015 and lasts 6 months. New cycle is planned for October 2015.

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€ 40000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 60000,-

Total budget

Major expenses



Sasha Iakubenko

Idea created on April 13, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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