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June 20, 2017

The Closing of the First DSC Academic Year

The first academic year of the pilot project Democracy Study Centre has come to an end. On Saturday, June 17th, “Our Kids” Centre hosted the final DSC working meeting. The Closing of the DSC Academic Year opened with the welcoming words by Barbara-Maria Monheim, the Chairwoman of the German-Polish-Ukrainian Society. Mrs. Monheim spoke about how they wanted to make "Our Kids" Centre a place...

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June 14, 2017

Panel Discussion “Against All Odds? Ukraine’s European and Transatlantic Future”

“Against All Odds? Ukraine’s European and Transatlantic Future” Panel discussion will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine on June 17, 2017. It is organized by the Democracy Study Centre. Key trends in Ukraine’s Western Integration will be the focus of a panel discussion in Kyiv this weekend. Particular attention will be paid to Ukraine’s impetus for society change and state reforms. You...

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May 29, 2017

The seventh working of the Democracy Study Centre

The seventh DSC working meeting took place on May 27th-28th, 2017. First day discussions focused on different topics that varied from judicial reform in Ukraine to the UN resolution on good governance. The DSC hosted four speakers from Germany (1), Poland (1) and Ukraine (2) on Saturday. The first lecture was given by Director of DeJuRe Foundation, lead expert of the Reanimation Package of...

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April 25, 2017

The sixth working meeting of the Democracy Study Centre

The sixth DSC working meeting took place on April 22nd-23rd, 2017. During this session which was devoted to reforms and policy- making, the 29 fellows had the opportunity to spend two days listening to outstanding individuals committed to reforms and reform implementation in Ukraine. Four leading experts came to the Centre to share their experience and to talk about reforms in Ukraine in specific...

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March 28, 2017

The fifth working meeting of the Democracy Study Centre

The fifth DSC working meeting took place on March 25th-26th, 2017. Since the fellows have only three months to finalise and implement their projects, this session was devoted to project management. On Saturday the 29 fellows had two lectures and one meeting with various experts in the project management field. The first lecture was presented by a Professor Sergii Potapov who teaches at the...

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February 28, 2017

The fourth working meeting of the Democracy Study Centre

The fourth DSC working meeting took place on February 25-26, 2017. On Saturday the 29 fellows had an exceptional opportunity to listen to four notable speakers from Germany, Poland and Ukraine. An inspiring breakfast which has already become a tradition at the DSC opened the fourth meeting on a Saturday morning. This inspiring breakfast was led by a Ukrainian activist and a former Chief of the...

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January 30, 2017

The third working meeting of the Democracy Study Centre

The third DSC working meeting took place in the Conference Hall of the Centre for Children in Need "Our Kids" on January 28-29, 2017. The 29 fellows from Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, including 2 senior researchers and 4 research fellows are participating in the pilot project of the Democracy Study Centre. The 8-months project assembles students, PhD candidates, and civil society...

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December 5, 2016

The second working meeting of the Democracy Study Centre

The second DSC working meeting took place on December 3rd- 4th, 2016. Saturday started with the inspiring breakfast with Iryna Lytovchenko, a co-founder of the Tabletochki Foundation. It was established by volunteers in 2011 and since then the organisation was helping kids to treat cancer. Ms. Lytovchenko explained to fellows how they raised money throughout the years and made advertisement....

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November 16, 2016

Hanna Suchocka visited "Our Kids" Centre

Today Hanna Suchocka, a polish politician, 5th Prime Minister of Poland, member of the Club of Madrid and a member of the Council of Women World Leaders visited our Centre. We were happy to share our experience. At the same time we learnt about similar projects in Poland.

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November 1, 2016

The discussion between European scientists and fellows of the Democracy Study Centre

On the 31st of October, after the official opening of the Democracy Study Centre, two discussion groups were organised between our fellows and European politicians. In the first discussion group participants were: Prof. Stanislawa Golinowska, Jagiellonian University, Prof.  Marie Bountrogianni, Ryerson University, Toronto, Prince Stefan of Liechtenstein, Ambassador of the Principality of...

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November 1, 2016

The Official Opening of the "Our Kids" Playground

The new European project "Democracy Study Centre" was launched in Kyiv on October, 31st. The project began with the official opening of the multipurpose playground, which was built with the financial support of Prince Stefan of Liechtenstein. On this playground our children can play football, basketball, volleyball and badminton.

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November 1, 2016

Opening of the Democracy Study Centre

The Democracy Study Centre project began with the official opening of the multipurpose playground, which was built with the financial support of Prince Stefan of Liechtenstein. The playground was opened by Prince Stefan of Liechtenstein and Igor Zhdanov, Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.   The Democracy Study Centre is a project of the...

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