Ukraine

UKRAINE – Congress of Culture Activists (CCA), www.culturalactivism.org 

The Ukrainian “Congress of Cultural Activists” contributes to the development of the cultural sphere and creative industry and promotes the development of civil society and the creation of creative communities in Ukraine. The congress develops networks in the field of cultural activism and contributes to the implementation of interdisciplinary projects in cooperation with (international) experts and regional action alliances. The work of the CCA creates conditions for positive development in the cultural sector in Ukraine and projects on socially relevant issues are implemented. Further cooperation partners: The project will actively seek and continue the connection to existing formats of the Federal Agency for Civic Education, which approach the same topic, such as the program focus “The Years of Change 1989-1991. Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe 30 years later ”at the Leipzig Book Fair; Networking European Citizenship Education (NECE), as well as the networks of the bpb in the countries of the Eastern Partnership, such as “Mapping Memories”. Further collaborations are sought, including with the history network EUSTORY of the Körber Foundation, with the professional network EUROCLIO, with EI (Education International), the Council of Europe, etc. For the presentation and networking of the project, its inclusion in similar thematic events (conferences, etc.) of others Targeted actors and a travel / presentation budget for this purpose. 

Andrii Chernousov: “I thought it could change the way of decision making”

“When I saw a ballet on TV in August of 1991 I thought that something went wrong. Because in that period of the day actually there were news or whatever else but not a ballet! And than these four guys came on stage and started speaking that there was a kind of rebellion or some sort …

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Tatiana Zhurzhenko: “It was a moment of great uncertainty”

“One moment was of course the August putsch in Moscow. And it was a moment of great incertainty. We were very young, we were students and didn’t know how the situation will develop. I think because we were very young we were not very afraid. And the second moment was when Yeltsin shot the Russian parliament. …

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