Friday, May 6, 2016

Competition for the Best Quest on Sustainable Development Goals

The Partnership Incubator for Green Communities, on the occasion of the Europe Day in Ukraine, invites young people to take part in the competition for the best Quest on the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs).

To participate in the contest, quests must be organized and carried out by young people in local communities, improving awareness about SDGs, being practically oriented and involving various stakeholders.

The project groups planning to conduct quests on SDGs should send the press announcement (in advance before the event) and press-release (after the event, along with links to photo albums and videos), and - before the deadline - methodological guides (description of the format of the quest and accompanying materials). All materials should be sent to the e-mail:

  • conformity to the theme and creativity;
  • positive environmental and social impact, educational effect;
  • leading role of young people;
  • focus on different generations and vulnerable groups;
  • multisectoral interaction, cooperation between different stakeholders.

Deadline for conducting quests: June 10, 2016. Releases and guidelines - not later than June 15. Winners will be announced on June 20.

The prize fund (I prize, II prize and two III prizes): 10,000 UAH and growing! The actual size of the prize fund will be available at

For more information and to support the competition please contact:


Sunday, January 12, 2014

DRMUN (Donetsk Regional Model United Nations)

I, as a rule of thumb, am not one to rush into something.  That maybe why it took me exactly one month to write a recap about one of the most fantastic projects I have had the privilege of working on here in Ukraine.  This hesitation is also why I was initially uncertain of the feasibility of such a large and ambitious project as which I am about to describe.  But as is often the case with my all beginning jitters, people have impressed me and results have amazed me.  In December, 2013 Donetsk experienced its premier Model United Nations.  It was a pleasure to see the action first hand and to play a small part in the creation of this spectacular, international event. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Day traditions observed in Donetsk

Members of the American Club @ the Center for Political Studies in Donetsk gathered today to celebrate Thanksgiving over pizza and traditional American pumpkin pie. 

The spirit of Thanksgiving was brought by Mike Martucci, pumpkin pie was home made by +Alyona Slobodianuk. There were also games, forfeights and much fun!