Initiative Future – Youth
Youth organisations play an important role in informing Ukrainian youth and children about the European Union, various aspects of EU-Ukraine relations and cooperation.
Since 1995 hundreds of Euroclubs have been set up throughout Ukraine following the examples of similar organisations in Europe and Russia. Euroclubs play an important role in the EU Member States and candidate countries as information resources and active promoters of European values among young people. Euroclubs in Ukraine focus their activities on both school children and youth. Their main goals are to inform and educate young people about the EU and EU-Ukraine issues, assist in establishing good relations with European youth NGOs, and support Ukraine’s aspirations for European integration.
The European Union is supporting Ukrainian youth organisations through various means. The main instrument, Youth in Action, aims to develop and support European cooperation in the field of youth by promoting mobility, non-formal learning, youth work development and encouraging the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social or cultural background.
What to see in the European Village:
- Euroclubs will organise interactive activities and present their actions to promote European values among young Ukrainians
- Youth in Action representatives will present the EU’s Eastern Partnership Youth Window that fosters co-operation between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries in the youth field
- The European Youth Parliament will organise interactive activities for young people and hold youth debates in foreign languages
- Spanish NGOs working in Ukraine with children of the Chernobyl disaster will hold a round table entitled «Happier childhood for better future»
- The EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) will present the Youth against Corruption project and exhibit My Europe drawings
- Volunteers from the European Voluntary Service will take part in the football tournaments and will show a photo exhibition
- EU Information Centres will organise games and quizzes, display photos and distribute information and promotional materials.