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Discovering resistance of the civil society in times of russia’s war against Ukraine

  19-25th of August 2024 Przemyśl (Poland)

Despite the ongoing russia’s war against Ukraine many civic initiatives are looking for answers to these burning questions: How can I stay active in the local community and be helpful? How can scientists, artists, and writers contribute? What traditions of civil resilience should we refer to?


During the international study visit in Przemyśl you will have the opportunity to learn how the civil society stays resilient, creative, and upholds the spirit of confidence, empathy and hope. How do young activists and leaders feel themselves on a border with Peace and War, in the Polish town Przemyśl? 

The project is gathering young adults, leaders and activists from Ukraine, Germany and Poland. We will meet in Przemyśl (Poland), learn about its connection to Ukraine and focus on the phenomena of Ukrainian resistance, solidarity and support. We will discover the town, spend time telling our personal stories within our international group, and try to become a part of this climate of confidence, empathy and support in times of russia’s terror in Ukraine. While the world becomes more and more distanced to Ukraine, you will be supporting the people of Ukraine closer to their home. On August 24th a public discussion with the results of the project will be held and participants will have a chance to celebrate the Day of Independence of Ukraine in a company of Ukrainian music. Please use this link to apply.


Costs: Accommodation, food, travel costs and the program are covered by organizers. Participants are obliged to have medical health insurance in Poland. As project is not fully funded we kindly asking participants to contribute with one-time participation fee: 20 EUR for participants from Ukraine; 50 EUR/220 PLN for participants from Poland; 70 EUR for participants from Germany.


Accommodation: Participants should be ready to share 3 bed rooms at the Hotel Academia.


Project partners: NGO «Tolerance in you» (Ukraine), «Kolegium Europy Wschodniej» (Poland)

Vitsche Berlin, Dom Ukraiński Przemyśl, Center of Urban History, Lviv

Project partners started cooperation in 2021 by gathering youth at Bakhmut Street Art Camp and Palianytsia International School in 2022 and 2023. The team of the project is experienced in holding international meetings and moderation on sensitive topics.  


The project is co-funded by DPJW 


You can watch the international experiences of participants from the previous project editions below.     

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The purpose of the meetings is:

To increase awareness in the EU countries about the russia's war in Ukraine, to support youth from Ukraine and to implement art projects together.

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The first two schools were held in July and August 2022 in Poland

The school in Voynovice in July gathered active young people from Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Georgia, Austria, and Germany. They discussed issues of russian terrorism in the past, present and future threats in the participating countries of the school. Moreover, there were discussions about current values ​​in Europe, human rights and responsibilities during martial law, the supply of weapons to Ukraine, and civil society activity during information warfare.

During the fillmaking workshop, the participants created the film «NEVER AGAIN IS AGAIN» about the lives of young people from Ukraine who are forced to leave their homes due to russian terrorism. The video provides an answer to the common question of people from EU countries «how can I help Ukraine?».

Watch the movie 

The second school was held in the village of Daliowa in August and brought together activists from Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Greece and Turkey.

Young activists studied the history of the Lemkos while meeting with them, held discussions on the topic of public influence on the course of the war, personal responsibility and democracy in the school's participating countries. The reflection of the participants was embodied in creative collages during a master class by a collage artist from Odesa Oleksandra Kulikovska.

with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.
The author of the illustration is @masha_risuet

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