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President of the Fund Yaroslav Markevich was Awarded With the Presidential Distinction – Ivan Mazepa’s Cross

The President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko awarded Yaroslav Markevych, the President of Kharkiv city youth union “Eastern-Ukrainian Democracy Development Foundation”, with the Presidential distinction – Ivan Mazepa’s cross. According to the President’s of Ukraine Decree #189/2009 “About the award of the President of Ukraine – Ivan Mazepa’s Cross” on the occasion of the Day of Liberty,  Yaroslav Markevich was awarded for a major personal contribution to  the upholding of national idea, establishing and development of Ukrainian independent state and active political and social activity.

Link to the Decree

Date: 10.12.2009
The First Stage of a Project “Youth Voters School” Was Finished
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The Project “Youth Voters School” consists of two stages, in particular Training for coaches “Youth Voters School” and interactive seminar-trainings “You Choose Your Future!”. The Project is being implemented by Kharkiv youth union “Eastern-Ukrainian Democracy Development Foundation” with financial support of the Democracy Development Foundation of the USA Embassy in Ukraine.

The aim of the Project is to facilitate the organization of election process in Kharkiv oblast by the activation and education of youth and students during the Election campaign 2010.

Training for coaches “Youth Voter School” consisted of four sessions and was held during weekends of two weeks. At the course sessions the participants had a possibility to communicate with experts experienced in electoral law and technologies, PR campaigns and running of trainings, establishing of democratic processes and juridical basics of maintaining the voters’ rights etc. (more…)

Date: 09.12.2009
Strategic Planning of Activity of “United Democratic Movement “Solidarity”
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President of the Fund Yaroslav Markevich together with a group of experts made a strategic planning of activity of “United Democratic movement “Solidarity”. The members of the expert group also were: Oleksandr Solontay, expert of Institute of Political Education; Vitaly Shabunin, head of the “Foundation of Regional Initiatives”; Andriy Sheketa, head of executive committee “Batkivshina Moloda”. Within the framework of the Program the activists of “Solidarity” from different regions took part in 5 two-day seminars. The seminars were organized in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Irkutsk, Rostov-on-Don, Samara. The activists of organization discussed strategic directions of development, common values, the role of the organization and each activist in the development of Russia.

The results of strategic planning of activity of “United Democratic Movement “Solidarity” were represented by Bureau of Political Council of “Solidarity” Union. (more…)

Date: 30.11.2009
School of Coaches of Youth Activation

We invite young people of age from 18 to 28 to discover a talent of a Coach at “Youth Voters School”. The School will take place on the 7-8 and 14-15 of November 2009 in Kharkiv.
The participants will gain knowledge in:
-methodology of conducting trainings;
-elective technologies and PR-campaign;
-basics of democracy;
-human and voters’ rights;
-basics of elective law and specifics of new voters’ register (more…)

Date: 15.10.2009
(Ukrainian) Завершилась “Школа молодого політика 2009 ” у м. Дніпропетрівськ

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Date: 02.06.2009
The eights School of a Young Politician in Kharkiv has finished
The eighth “School of a Young Politician”, which was organized by Eastern-Ukrainian Democracy Development Foundation with the support of the International Republican Institute, finished in March. During two months 25 participants studied bases of political activity – political regime, democracy, election, lobbying public activity. Some topics were chosen by the participants according to their own likes – organizing of election campaigns, public speaking, public relations. For the 8th year the interest towards the School isn’t going down. (more…)
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The School of a Young Politician in Kharkiv 2009

On the 1st of March 2009, “The School of a Young Politician”, which was organized by Eastern-Ukrainian Democracy Development Foundation with the support of the International Republican Institute, launched in Kharkiv. This year 25 participants take part at the School.

Though the School is being organized for the 8th year the interest towards it  isn’t going down. The reason is that until now there is no better place in Ukraine where young people can have a possibility to study bases of political activity.

Participants of the 1st-2nd courses, who take part at the School, will study during 2 months fundamental political topics and also the topics which were picked out by themselves, according to their own tastes. The school is organized in the format of dialogue with each of the participants and that gives the possibility to show up the best way. (more…)

Date: 21.03.2009
Dnepropetrovsk – The School of a Young Politician 2009

Eastern-Ukrainian Democracy Development Foundation with the support of the International Republican Institute invites the students of 1st-3rd years of study of Dnipropetrovska oblast universities to take part in the School of a Young Politician. The goal of this project is increasing of the level of political education of young people, creation of practical environment for learning the basics of democratic standards for young activists of political parties and youth organizations; educating new generation of young politicians. (more…)

Date: 15.03.2009