Young Generation Will Change Ukraine

A program for young patriotic Ukrainians, who play an active part in the public life of the country, willing to be the driving force of fundamental changes in Ukraine with regard to the European experience.

The participants and alumni of the ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ program established the association which consists of more than 800 young people who work in Verkhovna Rada, ministries, city councils and administrations, manage grand-scale social projects or develop their own businesses.

‘We started with dream of what our country is supposed to be. Its natural and human potential is huge and the current state is very bad.
The dream turned into a plan. In 2012 ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ program was launched to help the country go through a process of transformation and become an effective country.  It works over my expectations. I am very proud of Program participants. I have learned a lot from them, communicating with them and reading their articles’, Bohdan Hawrylyshyn.

Bohdan Hawrylyshyn Family Foundation continues the mission of the great Ukrainian and presented the revised and extended ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ program for six regions: Vinnytsia, Zaporizhia, Poltava, Ternopil, Cherkasy and Chernihiv.


  • Young people aged 20-35 years;
  • Representatives of local authorities and self-government, public activists and socially responsible entrepreneurs;
  • Have ideas of projects for local development;
  • Speak foreign languages (in case of successful completion of the first phase of the programme the participants will have the opportunity to participate in a study trip to a European country, thus English language proficiency is an important selection criterion).


І. Local schools of Young Generation Will Change Ukraine.

Training consisted of three modules. Program opening and the first module took place on June 2, 2018 (Kyiv), local modules were held on June 15-16 and June 29-30, 2018. Local schools will be held in the following cities: Vinnytsia, Zaporizhia, Poltava, Ternopil, Cherkasy and Chernihiv.

Participants gained knowledge on the topics of social innovation in the field of public administration and project management. Intensive modular training with a combination of theory and practical cases and individual work and projects helped participants to prepare and implement their own ideas for local development. Among the speakers of the schools there were national experts, regional experts/opinion leaders, mentors of ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ Association.

ІІ.The implementation of the local development projects (July 2018).

At this stage, which lasted from July to August, the defense of local development projects by the participants of ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ program and the first steps for their implementation took place.

Proposed directions for the projects:

  • development of self-government and community associations;
  • formation of a new identity and rebranding of the city/community;
  • development of social innovations infrastructure;
  • contribution to the growth of trust and social cohesion;
  • social entrepreneurship expansion;
  • development of the creative industries sector.


The best projects will be supported with small grants for their implementation.

ІІІ.Study trip to a European country for the most successful participants of the program (duration – 1 week in autumn 2018).

The most active participants who met all the requirements of the program will be able to attend one of six European countries: Austria, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden and Poland in autumn 2018. Formed in groups of 5-6 people during one week they will study the European experience and on arrival will share the results of their research with the public.

The mandatory condition is the dissemination of knowledge gained through the media, publication of analytical articles, interviews on radio and television on conclusions after the trip.


The involvement of young regional leaders in ‘Young Generation Will Change Ukraine’ program will allow them to acquire new knowledge and to organize them for practical application within their competence, to obtain financial support at the start of the project and get direct access to the international European experience.

The program will help to establish contacts with activists from other regions of Ukraine, to expand horizons and to build a wide network of business contacts.


  • Carefully fill in the application form of the program:
  • Application for the program deadline: 25 May 2018, inclusive.