1st July 2012 Theme: Final
10:30 – 10:35 Poem for the Day ­Stage
12:00 – 17:00 Tournaments "Big Ball" for children and adults under the slogan "Football Uniting" ­Pitch
17:00 – 18:00 Bus: Medical tests for HIV, STD, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis ­Miscellaneous
17:00 – 18:00 Closing Ceremony European Village ­Stage

Democracy, Civil Society and Human Rights

Context

The European Union (EU) is supporting the development of democracy and human rights around the world. The European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) is the concrete expression of the EU’s intention to integrate the promotion of democracy and human rights into all of its external policies.

Civil society and non-governmental organisations play a crucial role in their societies, in providing policy input, following new initiatives and in holding governments accountable. They can be active actors in promoting democratic and market-oriented reforms based on shared values, i.e. rule of law, good governance and principles of sustainable development.

The EU provides assistance to civil society organisations through thematic programmes, such as the Non-state Actors and Local Authorities in Development programme, which encourages the latter from the EU and partner countries to help develop their countries. In Eastern Partnership countries, the EU has helped establish the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum which promotes contacts among civil society organisations of the EU and Eastern Partnership countries and facilitates their dialogue with public authorities.

What to see in the European Village:

  • Best human rights documentaries of the Docudays UA (Ukraine) Film Festival
  • Refugee children’ artwork and exhibition on rights and history of refugees in Ukraine
  • Master Classes on video advocacy and police monitoring
  • Debates with journalists within the Stop Censorship Campaign
  • Exhibitions of Counter Trafficking Comics and police monitoring photos
  • Kyiv Tolerance Club will teach salsa, merengue, bachata and read fairytiales to kids and Kharkiv Tolerance Club will teach African dances
  • De-Tach concert
Democracy, Civil Society and Human Rights
Democracy, Civil Society and Human Rights
Democracy, Civil Society and Human Rights
Democracy, Civil Society and Human Rights
Democracy, Civil Society and Human Rights
Democracy, Civil Society and Human Rights