Uniting indifferent people: Search for a future national network of civil society organizations

December 6, 2017

From 30 November to 2 December 2017 Ukraine hosted a conference «Search for the Future National Network of CSOs of Ukraine» organized by the GURT Resource Center in cooperation with the Kyiv office of the Kennan Institute, the Estonian NGO Network (NENO) and the Ukrainian Catholic University, with the financial support of the Governments of Sweden and Estonia . It has united more than 80 participants from Ukraine, as well as guests from abroad. Mostly the event gathered leaders of CSOs — leaders of numerous public organizations and charitable foundations.

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MEET AND CODE 2017: Bringing coding and digital literacy to kids & youth in Ukraine

November 28, 2017

Meet and Code 2017, an initiative funded by SAP and implemented by TechSoup Europe Network, covered in total 15 countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine. Meet and Code 2017 in Ukraine is implemented by GURT Resource Centre.

  • EU Code Week 2017 was held during October, 7-22
  • There were more than 400 nonprofit organizations from 15 Middle and Eastern European countries and 195 SAP employees, 30 000 participants of Meet and Code events
  • It was funded nearly 600 initiatives in 280 cities, with the total value of grants exceeding 200 000 EUR

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More information about Meet and Code read here and watch video.

The first in Ukraine EU Code Week is finished

October 26, 2017

This year for the first time in Ukraine the week of coding (EU Code Week) Meet and Code was held. Twenty six organizations became participants of the Program. Through different events in various formats they showed how interesting the digital world could be.

The Meet and Code initiative is implemented by GURT Resource Centre in cooperation with TechSoup Europe and Haus des Stiftens gGmbH and funded by SAP. The EU Code Week took place from 07th until 22nd October 2017. Throughout Ukraine seminars, lectures, trainings, workshops, hackathons, film shows, competitions were organized. These events present the latest technologies to young people.

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More than 700 participants from Eastern oblasts of Ukraine took part in the trainings «United Community» («Yedyna Hromada»)

October 9, 2017

The last of 36 trainings «United Community» («Yedyna Hromada») took place on 23-24th of September 2017 in Borova, Kharkiv oblast. Within the framework of the project, implemented by IREX and GURT and with the support of U.S. Agency for the International Development (USAID), training activities brought together 12 communities from 5 Eastern oblasts of Ukraine. Besides Borova there were people from Izium and Chuhuiv (Kharkiv oblast), Bakhmut and Novogrodivka (Donetsk oblast), Pershotravensk and Mezhova (Dnipropetrovsk oblast), Starobilsk and Novopskov (Luhansk oblast), Primorsk, Berdyansk and Huliaipole (Zaporizhia oblast).

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How Ukrainian NGOs can increase their impact: Estonian colleagues’ recommendations

September 26, 2017

Leaders of the national NGOs got acquainted with Estonian colleagues’ experience of establishing cooperation in public sector. Two-day training “NGO as a mover of social change: how do we increase our impact?” took place in Poltava (September 11-12) and Chernivtsi (September 14-15).

The events are a part of “Transform Gurt” project, implemented by GURT Resource Centre in partnership with Network of Estonian Nonprofit Organizations with the financial support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia.

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Workshop from GURT: what journalists need to know for effective communication

September 17, 2017

GURT Resource Centre invited the journalists-volunteers from five Eastern oblasts of Ukraine (Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Luhansk, and Kharkiv) to deepen their communication skills. September 9-10, 2017, in the capital two-day workshop “Communication in journalism. Support of the networks for regional journalists of GURT” was conducted. This event was organized within the special media project “Information for conscious actions: hear the voice of people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine”, which is implemented by GURT Resource Centre and supported by the Media Development Fund of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.

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#Community_is (#Hromada_tse): 1,500 Ukrainians joined the photo flash mob supporting IDPs

September 15, 2017

More than 1,500 people joined the photo flash mob #Community_is (#Hromada_tse), which took place on September 2nd, 2017, in five cities of eastern Ukraine – Berdyansk, Dnipro, Kramatorsk, Severodonetsk, and Kharkiv.

The purpose of the event initiated by the GURT Resource Centre within the special media project “Information for conscious actions: hear the voice of people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine” was to consolidate the community and emphasize the positive contribution of internally displaced persons to its development.

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Download mobile app GURT.Media – a guide for everyone working with information

September 15, 2017

GURT Resource Centre offers a convenient working tool for civil journalists and activists working in the information domain. The GURT.Media mobile app gives you tips on writing journalistic articles, preparing audio content and presentations, which allow increasing your visibility.

GURT.Media is a free mobile app developed for Android and iOS platforms by the GURT Resource Centre as a part of special media project “Information for conscious action: hear the voice of people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine”.

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Plumber is the profession of the future: results of All-Ukrainian contest of professional skill

July 24, 2017

On June 1, 2017, the final part of All-Ukrainian skills contest in the profession “Installer of the sanitary and technical systems and equipment” was conducted in International Exhibition Center in Kyiv. The event was organized within four-year Swiss-Ukrainian project “Public-private partnership to improve sanitary education in Ukraine” funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in partnership with Geberit International Sales AG.

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