Numerous projects of Austausch are dedicated to support of Ukrainians who flew or stayed within the country, we're there by their side during all those unbelievably terrifying days of year and a half (just think about it)!
On this particular day, August 24th, 1991 Ukraine took a monumental step towards its future. After the the Soviet coup d'état attempt of the 18-21st August, the Ukrainian SSR parliament adopted the Act of Declaration of Independence, setting the stage for Ukraine's reestablished statehood. From 17th September, the nation was to be known solely as Ukraine.
Signifying a move towards autonomy, the communist Supreme Soviet of Ukraine decided to exclusively follow the laws of the Ukrainian SSR, distancing itself from the USSR. Later in December, the people spoke: with over 90% casting their vote in favor of independence.
Today, we remember and honor that pivotal moment when Ukraine began its journey to independence and democracy.
En savoir plus... Austausch stays with Ukraine
We’d like to draw your attention to one of our partners based in Ukraine that is in need of support!
Drukarnia is a Ukrainian civil society center that helps displaced women and families to persist in wartime and adapt at the new place.
They act as psychological support and mentors and provide immense help for those who found themselves in new and scary circumstances. Drukarnia teaches how to adapt, feel strong again, make a plan and not to get lost.
En savoir plus... Support Drukarnia, civil society center in Ukraine!
On August 9, 2020, the people of Belarus made a clear choice to live in a free and democratic country. On that day they gathered at polling stations across the country to vote for the alternative candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, to vote for changes, to vote for Belarus without the dictatorial regime.
En savoir plus... Day of Solidarity with Belarus
The international platform CivilMPlus, to which representatives of Ukrainian civil society, we as Austausch e.V. and other European partners belong, has summarized essential positions with regard to tomorrow's EU-Ukraine summit in Kiev and the EU accession process for Ukraine. Here we publish the statement.
En savoir plus... EU-Ukraine summit on February 3, 2023 in Kyiv
We are extremely pleased with today's decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to civil society advocates in Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia.
En savoir plus... Congratulations to our partners on the Nobel Peace Prize
Dear friends of the DRA,
On Thursday morning, Vladimir Putin began his attack on Ukraine. Now many cities in the country are under attack.
Ukrainians are now fighting for peace, for their lives, their future and their right to live according to their own values and choices.
En savoir plus... HELP UKRAINIANS IN NEED - Appeal
We urge you to receive information about the situation from media independent from the Kremlin, and a list of such media outlets is posted below. Share the truth about what is happening with your loved ones, friends, colleagues and neighbours.
En savoir plus... Appeal to the citizens of the Russian Federation on the occasion of Russia's armed invasion of Ukraine on 24.2.2022
Take part in rallies, vigils, demonstrations against this war mania!
This morning, Vladimir Putin launched the long-planned attack on the whole of Ukraine. We are deeply outraged and appalled at the way in which an autocrat obsessed with great power fantasies is imposing its violence on an entire country, Europe and the world. Now we must all defend the Ukrainians and Ukraine – but also the peace and freedom of Europe.
En savoir plus... IT'S WAR! HELP UKRAINE! STAND UP FOR THE RETURN TO PEACE AND FREEDOM!
DRA e.V. is seeking to recruit a PR manager for the international project “Dialogue for Understanding and Justice - II: Strengthening civil society's contribution to conflict resolution, democratic and regional development and the preparation for safe reintegration in eastern Ukraine”.
En savoir plus... Job opening: PR manager
The training course will take place on 5-14 August 2021 in Sloviansk, Ukraine. It will aim at empowering youth and NGO workers with skills and practices in working on inclusion and support of IDPs and refugees. Open to: youth and NGO representatives from Armenia, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Ukraine working with IDPs and refugees in their communities
En savoir plus... "Youth for peace" - training course on inclusion of IDPs/refugees in hosting communities in Sloviansk 5-14 August 2021 (Ukraine)