The educational part equator of ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ program.

On 15-16 June 2018, in Vinnytsia, Zaporizhia, Poltava, Ternopil, Chernihiv and Cherkasy the second module of the educational part of ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ regional program was held. Talked about challenges and potentials of cities, discussed the strategy for their development, searched creative solutions for local development, listened about managing projects and fundraising, in order the participants of the program might use this knowledge in structuring their ideas and their presentations in two weeks.

Challenges vs potentials of cities.

This matter provoked the most active discussions on the second module of ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ program in all 6 cities. This was facilitated by presentations from the strategies development power of cities, which, as it turned out, in some cities exist only nominally. In addition, participants prepared to these presentations, in fact, to lead a constructive dialogue, they viewed strategy of the city in advance, highlighted the main challenges of the regional development and noted potentials, the use of which must improve lives of fellow citizens.

A common challenge for all regions is the outflow of the professional young people from the city to the capital, but most abroad. This issue can not be solved by discussion for two hours but the participants in their projects, which are being prepared for representation on 30 June, already offer ways of young people enhancing.

We will soon see what kind of projects will be and what topics they will deal with.

The first steps to implement the ideas of local development will be implemented by the participants in accordance with the terms of the program in July. So we look forward to the practical implementation and innovative approaches to solving social problems of young people, who are professional, proactive and believe in change.

It is to be recalled that 174 participants representing not only the six cities in which the program occurs were selected to ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ program. A lot of young people come to study from neighbouring areas to Vinnytsia, Zaporizhia, Ternopil, Poltava, Cherkasy and Chernihiv.

We are grateful to speakers for themes development:

Project management: Maksym Cherkashyn, Dmytro Itchenko, Inna Boyko, Olga Malikhatko, Dmytro Vitvitskyi.

Creative industries and local development: Marta Romaniak, Yaroslav Belinsky, Vasyl Goshovskyi, Yaroslav Kuts, Igor Garmash, Liubov Ropalo.

Fundraising: Yuriy Romashko, Dmytro Vitvitskyi, Olesia Panasiuk, Olga Leontieva, Yuriy Trofimenko, Oleg Mushii.

Media, SMM: Denys Starostin.

As well as representatives of local innovative startups Tatiana Boychenko, Nataliia Dmytrenko, Daniil Mayorov, Olga Kasianova, Iryna Tkachenko, Oksana Kolisnyk, Svitlana Grushka, Dmytro Sofina, Anastasiia Mishchenko, Andrii Matrei, Yaroslav Sukhomlyna, Marta Romaniak, Kateryna Mikhailida, Yuriy Kulyk.

Lively discussions in all cities say that the youth are ready to learn, to change again and again! According to Hawrylyshyn: ‘Learn, dream, act. With enthusiasm, optimism, admiration’.