Ukraine

The activities of Solidarity Fund PL in Ukraine include the following:

  • self-governance reform, i.e. trainings, internships, and study visits for Ukrainian self-government representatives; subsidies for projects supporting merging processes of hromadas (communities), capacity building of civil servants, and participatory budgeting mechanisms; organisational support of Polish experts for Ukrainian authorities;
  • support for independent media (especially local and regional, as well as media from eastern and southern parts of the country; the support was launched in 2013 in the wake of Maidan events and the conflict with Russia), i.e. purchasing equipment and workshops on safety for journalists working in Donbass;
  • providing Ukrainian journalists with the knowhow to document and publish reports on the outcomes of the Ukrainian Association Agreement with the EU;
  • improving the infrastructure and facilities of education centres for children from families resettled from Eastern Ukraine following the hostilities.
  • Election-monitoring as a part of the ODIHR/OSCE missions (parliamentary elections in 2012 and presidential and parliamentary elections in 2014).

In 2015, the Fund has also provided support for families of the “Heavenly Hundred” and persons killed in combat in Eastern Ukraine.

From 2012 to 2017, over 100 projects received funding from the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, USAID, and the governments of Canada and Switzerland.

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