Project Office Ukraine
As the liberal German political foundation, we help promote freedom and responsibility in our project countries by means of political education. We support like-minded partners in politics, civil society, media and science in their pursuit of an open society, the rule of law, the enforcement of universal human rights and a rule-based market economy. In addition, we create opportunities for exchange and dialogue with liberal forces across Europe and worldwide.
Ukrainian Youth's Vision for EU-Ukraine Relations
From August 23rd to 26th, FNF Ukraine held the Ideation Workshop "Reshape Europe: You(th) Vision of the EU-Ukraine Relations". For four days, 17 young Ukrainians from diverse backgrounds came together in a scenic location of Zakarpattia Oblast to discuss Ukraine's journey towards the European Union. They explored topics like EU integration, political reforms and economic changes, all while building their skills and having fun.
Young Ukrainians shape the future of Europe
FNF Ukraine and NGO European Youth of Ukraine organised interactive events for youth as part of the #ReshapeEurope campaign. The "Eurotrain in Ukraine" project involved train travel across Ukraine, discussing Ukraine's EU membership benefits and European youth policy experiences. Felix Shepel, Policy officer and Board member at NGO European Youth of Ukraine, shares insights on the initiative and Ukrainian youth's vision for Ukraine-EU future.
Ukrainian human rights organization receives Nobel Peace Prize
On Saturday, the Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded in Oslo - among others to the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties. Oleksandra Matviichuk will receive the prestigious prize on behalf of the organisation, which was founded in 2007 with the aim of promoting human rights and democracy in Ukraine and prosecuting human rights violations and war crimes. She is an ambassador of the Female Forward campaign of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
First Lieutenant Yulia Mykytenko: “Men no longer refuse to serve under my command because I am a woman”
Yulia Mykytenko joined the Armed Forces of Ukraine on a contract in 2016 together with her husband. After doing the “work for women” at the headquarters, she entered The Hetman Petro Sahaidachny National Army Academy, returning to the front as a combat officer. After the death of her husband in February 2018, Yulia went to work at the Kyiv Military Lyceum. In the special project "The Unbreakable", Mykytenko talks about how the Ukrainian army changed and how important it is to be in your own place.
“War is another case I need to win,” Inga Kordynovska on the humanitarian centre in Odesa
Inga Kordynovska is the owner of a law firm, who despite the threat of occupation of Odesa at the beginning of the war stayed in the city and established the Humanitarian Volunteer Centre in Odesa and then two more projects to help internally displaced people, mothers in particular. In the “Unbreakable” project, Inga shares how legal practice helped her during the war and why humanitarian aid is not her main goal in helping those affected by the war.
Education against war
Yevheniya Tatarova, director of the Kiev office of the Continuing Education School for English Teachers, became a displaced person for the second time at the beginning of the war. To support the Ukrainian army, she held a seminar with English teachers lasting several hours, which raised 4,000 US dollars. She handed over the collected donations to the Serhij Prytula Foundation for the Ukrainian military. In the project "The Indomitable", Tatarova talks about finding new meanings during war and how the English language helps the Ukrainian army.
“Nobody slept in the first several months”
Olga Kudinenko is the founder of Tabletochki, a charity foundation for children with cancer, a fundraiser and a Member of the National Children’s Hospital’s OKHMATDYT Board of Trustees. In the “UNBREAKABLE” project, she shared how the foundation helped evacuate children with cancer from dangerous territories, and spoke about establishing a foundation in the U.S. and helping Ukrainians, while she’s staying abroad.