“Patronage in Ukraine”

On the 26th of January in the village of Pidmyhaylya Public Organization “Alternative Dialogue” held the round table “Patronage in Ukraine”, in which participated both the members of the public organization and young people of the village.

The event was confined to the 150th anniversary of the death of Platon Simirenko (1821-1863), a Ukrainian sugar producer, patron of Ukrainian culture. He was one of the leaders of the firm “Brothers Yakhnenko and Simirenko”. In June 1859, Simirenko met with Taras Shevchenko, and singled out 1100 rubles to the poet for the edition of “Kobzar”. When T. Shevchenko, in the edition of “Kobzar” in 1860 noted in accordance with the Russian publishing etiquette that it was carried out “at the expense of Plato Simirenko,” the grantor was sincerely indignant at such, from his point of view, indelicacy.

Also, the round table participants mentioned other events in the history that took place on January 26th. In particular, in Kiev in 1919, the Directory announced a state of war on the entire territory of Ukraine and approved the law on obligatory sending of 11 copies of all publications to county commissars by printing houses, lithographs, metallographies and other institutions. This law practically provided the performance of the Main Book Chamber.

In the same year in Kharkiv, the decree on the Supreme Military Inspection was passed by the Temporary Workers ‘and Peasants’ Government of Ukraine, and the All-Ukrainian Theater Committee (VUTEKOM) was formed in the All-Ukrainian Council of Arts.

Also on Jan. 26, 1919, in Kharkiv, a program article was published by one of the leaders of the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) I.Kulyk, devoted to the prospects of the development of Soviet culture.

January 26, 1993 Ministry of Justice of Ukraine registered the Congress of Ukrainian Nationalists.



Meeting of representatives of NGO “Alternative Dialogue”, Kalush Business Center with the Head of Kalush Registration Service


10.10.2013 – a working meeting of representatives of the NGO “Alternative Dialogue”, Kalush Business Center with the head of the Kalush Registration Service, took place.

During the meeting, the outside parties discussed the amendments to the Law of Ukraine on NGOs, joint projects and cooperation issues.

During the meeting, the organizations shared their achievements in work and plans for the following years, identified the prospects for development and directions for further activities.

Summing up, we can say that this meeting was useful for both parties.



Training “Participation in the lawmaking activity of Ukraine”


In September 2013, the training “Participation in the lawmaking activity of Ukraine” was conducted, which focused on the following main areas:

– Participation in the preparation of deputy requests and appeals;

– Participation in the drafting of the bill. The form and structure of the bills;

– Participation in promoting (lobbying) a specific bill or blocking the consideration of bills. Stages of passing the bill;

– Participation in the correction of the text of bills at the second reading stage;

– Participation in parliamentary hearings, committee hearings, round tables, admission to expert councils under committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

The speakers at the training were:

– Assistant to the People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Head of the Council of Lawyers of Ukraine, Director of Law Company Law Law, Lawyer Gitchenko S.O.

– Assistant to the People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Head of the Association of Consumers of Financial Services, Head of the Law Enforcement Section of the Council of Lawyers of Ukraine, Lawyer Bel’evtsov AV













Photo Contest:

  1. Pidmyhaylia: back to the past”

The photo exhibition was exhibited at the festival of subcultures in the summer of 2013.

Ethnic Theme was the key one in the photo competition, since the focus was made on everyday life, culture and relationships.


  1. Regional photo competition: “Welcome to the book family”.


– Read to make the world better;

– Book therapy (reflect the moments of library visits for the elderly and disabled);

– Instantaneous librarianship (interesting moments of reading in the library);

– People. Books. Fate. (photos with the original plot, emergency situations outside the library);

– Me and a book (in which reflects human emotions in the process of reading).

Cleaning and garbage collection by volunteers

A number of events were held in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast that united the activists who were not indifferent to the ecological situation in the region. The volunteers took part in cleaning the urban parks and rivers’ banks.

The campaign is supported by more and more activists. By joining the cleaning of the territory, they show the general public the need of sorting the garbage. After clearing the teretories and collection of the garbage it becomes the subject of sorting and handed over to the points of reception of recycled materials. The funds received are for charitable events and the development of the region.

The aim of the event: to educate citizens about the careful living environment, to promote the development of the ecological culture of the population.

The main results: maintenance of the cleanliness of the territory, providing comfortable living conditions, increasing the level of responsibility of the population for the environment.



Organization of the exhibition of folk crafts

Exposition of folk crafts included a variety of works of folk artists. Such types of crafts as weaving, ceramics, pysankas, embroidery, etc. were represented there.

Therefore, one could see ceramic products and pottery, beadwork and wickerwork, works of wood carvings, as well as exhibits made in other forms of art.

There were presented even works made in the ancient techniques and which were passed from generation to generation.

There was a large number of works of masters of Ivano-Frankivsk region including not only the works of the older generation, but also young producers’ creations. Youth was also involved in the process of creation of folk art that was presented at the exhibition.

Each master has his own artistic perception, so each work was special and unique.

Nowadays the exhibitions of folk crafts are very important, as they ensure the preservation of traditions and emphasize the identity of the region.


Organization of cultural exchange Kalush – Poland


The Kalush-Poland international cultural exchange has become a significant drive for improving cooperation, mutual contacts and connections between the countries.

The preservation of cultural traditions, art objects, familiarity with the peculiarities of the traditions, mentality and new trends in the development of the culture of both countries were the key tasks of this exchange. As a result, the dissemination of cultural values, the exchange of experience in various fields and the building of mutual understanding between Poles and Ukrainians took place.

Cultural exchange included various events, presentations of the works of art, acquaintance with the history and traditions and cultural heritage of both countries.

Popularization of cultural achievements helped to strengthen the positive reputation of Poland in Ukraine and to develop the European dialogue among the city’s inhabitants.

Proactive people interested in gaining new knowledge and with the desire to meet new people with common interests were united in one place and they learnt a lot about the cultures and expanded their outlook.

The cultural exchange of Kalush-Poland was based on meeting the needs and expectations of both Poles and Ukrainians. It had a positive impact on the development of dialogue, understanding and cooperation between the inhabitants of Poland and Ivanano-Franlivsk region.


Youth training on “Youth Self-Government”.

Youth training in the field of self-government was conducted with the purpose of activating the movement from youth participation and attracting more young people to the processes of decentralization and the development of democratic transformations in the Carpathian region.

The training involved students, youth initiative groups, student self-organization bodies and local youth communities.

The participants were acquainted with the system of student self-government bodies and the legal and organizational aspects of their activities, learned about the impact of youth self-government on various spheres of life and were motivated to promote positive changes in the society through the use of self-government tools.

During the training, the main ideas of the youth self-government were highlighted. This contributed to the education of youth which will be able effectively interact with the authorities, implement youth initiatives and defend their interests. The training has had a positive impact on the development of youth leadership potential, and this creates conditions for the formation of a democratic nation and the transition of society to a new level of development.