Since the Revolution of Dignity, the representatives of Ukrainian youth have attracted a lot of attention worldwide. They are bold, smart and ambitious, but unfortunately, they often live abroad. They can be prominent engineers, hardworking farmers, fair lawyers – literally everything, but proud Ukrainian citizens. Currently, Ukraine is experiencing a vast “brain drain.” Since the…

Whenever I speak to people from abroad, I find that most of them have very similar ideas about the situation in Ukraine. The most common questions that I hear are:  “Is it safe in Kyiv present days?”, “Is your country overly corrupted?” However, the political and economic situation in Ukraine is too complicated to give…

Ukraine, the largest country in Europe, gained its independency from the USSR in 1991. It is undebatable that the country is still going through a difficult transition period from a Soviet republic to independent and powerful state, following significant changes towards grass-rooted democracy and a free market economy. n their annual democracy rating, US Government…

I will start by introducing myself: my name is Serhii Bozhenko, I study political science and take an active part in social and political life. From childhood I have been talking about politics, and I always get disappointment when people do not perceive politics as something that can change their lives. But I do not…

From the 7 to the 10th July 2016 the IFLRY Belarus and Ukraine Programme organized a seminar “Youth in the Heart of Decision Making”. I was one of the participants of this great event and here I want to share my impressions about it. The seminar brought together more than 20 participants from Ukraine, many…

The Liberal Democratic League of Ukraine (LDLU) is a Ukrainian non-governmental and non-profitable organization that aims to consolidate a new generation of representatives of the Ukrainian people. Its headquarters are situated in Kyiv. We sincerely believe that a healthy civil society can be built only by people who were born after 1991; in other words,…

Ukrainian aspirations towards European values and Western standards of living have been followed by difficult challenges and fundamental changes. After the EuroMaidan uprising in 2013-2014 Ukraine has faced the annexation of the Crimea and military conflict in the Donbas, deep economic crisis and political problems. Nevertheless, the crucial Agreement about the Association Treaty with the…

In the past decade, Europe has seen it’s citizens become more vocal about the institutional nature of the EU. Next April a consultative referendum will be held in the Netherlands about the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement. Ruling political parties and mainstream media in both The Hague and Brussels have been quick to label the initiative as…

The consequences of global climate change are increasingly felt in Ukraine. Over the past 20 years the average annual temperature has risen by 0,8⁰C, and the average temperature in January and February by 1-2⁰C. This has led to changes in the rhythm of seasonal events: spring floods, early flowering and decreased levels of snowfall. Due…