Help for Ukrainian defenders of Europe


Who is behind this?

Valery Panko

Creative Initiative Foundation


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Restoration psychological status Ukrainian soldiers who were injured while defending Europe from Russian aggression on the eastern borders of Ukraine.

Where will your idea take place?

Bila Tserkva, Kyivska oblast

Why does Europe need your idea?

Ukraine is now in the forefront of counter Russian expansion into Europe. In 1237-1241 heroic resistance Rus kept the Mongol-Tatars from complete conquest of Europe. In 1938 not found a country that was in the way of aggressive plans of Nazi Germany and the Communist Soviet Union. And all of Europe became the theater of World War II. Today Ukraine heroically stood in the way of aggressive expansion of the cost of living and health Ukrainian defenders of democracy and European values, huge material losses. The stronger the resistance Ukraine can do, the less danger for Europe.

What is your impact?

River Rafting is an unique environment to overcome deep internal stereotypes and phobias rights through appropriate techniques. A successful outcome will be: 6 professionals from Bila Tserkva will train to provide psychological assistance to combatants with PTSD, 6 soldiers receive assistance from professionals from Europe. It will set up an integrated method of psychological assistance combatants, which makes it possible to overcome the barrier of internal opposition to human needs psychological help.
Aim: To help restore psychological status of injured combatants in eastern Ukraine.

How do you get there?

June-August 2015. 1. The organizational meeting of the project, logistics, training skills of assembly-disassembly kayaks, rowing and water safety. Introductory information session for psychologists. 2. Rafting kayaking river Ros (7 days), trainingі during rafting, interactive TV shows from the scene, filming. 4. The final 3-day training for professionals. 5. Press conference for national media. 6. Creation of manuals. 7. Report and dissemination information and manuals by networks for NGOs.

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What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 15109,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 15785,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

The experience gained will be summarized in electronic publishing and distributed in information networks for NGOs, presented at a press conference for the national media in the Information Agency Ukrinform. Participation in the annual festival of travel films "Yurievsky horizon".



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

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