About the program

A key long-term program of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family
Foundation was founded in 2012.

What are their characteristics?

These are young people who see their future in Ukraine and wish to improve its condition. They have some knowledge about the world and speak foreign languages. They are professional, ethical, play active part in public or political life and are able to work in a team.

Who can undertake such transformation?

Young people between the ages of 20 to 35 years old, who are activists from NGOs, government officials, current deputies of the municipal, district and regional councils and representatives of social business.

The program is aimed at

The program is aimed at supporting an active, professional, patriotic young generation who will form a critical mass of people able to transform Ukraine in the future.

‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ program also includes the following:

4 training modules supervised by professional lecturers, mentors.

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Deepening knowledge on topics of social innovations, nation-building, project management and personal development

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Individual practical work on own project, idea

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Mini-grants for the most successful projects

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The opportunity to visit one of successful European countries (Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Poland)

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Community of ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ program (618 participants as of February 2019)

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Whom 'Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ program is for?

Age

20 - 35 years old

Fields of activity

  • Civil servants and local governments
  • Social activists
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Media

Proficiency in English

Intermediate and upper

The idea

of local development project to be implemented

Program steps

Regional schools
Regional schools

Lutsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Zhytomyr, Bila Tserkva, Kharkiv,  Odesa, Sloviansk, Dnipro and Uman

Training and projects development.

(April-May)
Local development projects
Local development projects

Presentation and implementation of the projects. Availability of project mini-grants.

(June - July)
The European experience
The European experience

Study trips to one of the countries of Europe for the best participants of the schools.

Dissemination and adoption of practices.

(September - October)

Program levels of regional schools

Conceptual
Conceptual

  • Social innovations
  • Effective state

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Project
Project

  • Structure of the project
  • Project management

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Personal growth
Personal growth

  • Effective communications
  • Creativity
  • Experience of European countries
  • Self development

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Themes of local development projects

Projects aimed at innovative forms of cooperation between local authorities, public sector and socially responsible business with the goal of social transformation and sustainable development of Ukraine.

The development of self-government and community associations
The development of self-government and community associations

  • Projects aimed at improving the capacity, sustainability and international cooperation of local authorities.
  • Improving the quality of human capacity and technologies.

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The formation of a new identity and rebranding of the city/community
The formation of a new identity and rebranding of the city/community

  • The identification, development, inside and outside promotion of the competitive advantages of historical, cultural and tourist potential of the city, as well as local brands.

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The development of social innovations infrastructure
The development of social innovations infrastructure

  • Schools, social incubators and labs, clusters, hubs and so on.

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Inclusion
Inclusion

  • The solution to the problems of social inclusion, inequality

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The social entrepreneurship expansion
The social entrepreneurship expansion

  • Settlement of social problems using business tools.

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The creative industries sector
The creative industries sector

  • New tools, mechanisms and practices aimed at personal fulfillment and economic self-sufficiency of the representatives of creative young people, innovators, and artists.

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The European experience


Formed groups of the most successful participants of up to 5-6 people will go for a week to one of 6 countries in autumn: Austria, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and Poland.

  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Poland

Why these countries? The selection criteria were the following:

Full political freedom (transparency and openness of government)

A certain level of economic welfare for the entire population.

Social justice, especially in the areas of education, health, unemployment, pension support.

A symbiotic coexistence with the biosphere (nature, environment), and not its exploitation, destruction and pollution.

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Participants of the program of previous years

Team and friends of the project

Olena Bekreniova
Olena Bekreniova
Director of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation
Viktoriia Klymchuk-Dluhach
Viktoriia Klymchuk-Dluhach
National Coordinator of the program ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’
Marianna Ieleiko
Marianna Ieleiko
Communications Manager of Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation

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Participants of the program of previous years

Apply for participation in the program - until March, 14. Opening of the program - April 6 in Kyiv.

Local modules of the program:

19-20 April

3-4 May

17-18 May

Contact us

Contacts

Email :

project@bhfamily.org

Phones:

+ 38 066 715 38 49

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