| Deadline: 28 February 2017

'Ukraine Calling' – Training for Employees of German and International Organisations

'Ukraine Calling' is aimed at managers in organisations from politics, media, government, business and civil society who want to improve their skills with regards to Ukraine. A range of seminars and workshops will help to deepen the partcipants' kowledge about Ukraine. The programme facilitates interdisciplinary exchange and cross-sectoral networking between German and Ukrainian stakeholders, which will result in the implementation of concrete projects. The training languages are German and English. Applications will be accepted until 28 February 2017.

The training provides in-depth knowledge through interdisciplinary exchange to professionals in senior positions as a basis for further reflections on Ukraine related  topics. The seminars and workshops are lead by expert researchers and experienced multipliers. By networking with istitutions already active in bilateral cooperation and with potential Ukrainian partners, participants will be able to develop the knowledge imparted to implement their own ideas for collaborations or projects with Ukraine in their respective work areas.

During and and in between the individual phases, the participants are coached by the project team and other experts. In addition, they are also given the opportunity to establish contacts with potential project partners and promoters in order to ensure successful and independent project implementation.

'Ukraine Calling' is carried out by the European University Viadrina in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Foundation and the German Association of Ukrainists.

Deadline for Applications: 28 February 2017

'Ukraine Calling' is organised in three phases:

  • Exchange of Experience - Knowledge Transfer
    Preparatory independent studies based on a reader
    Seminars: Thursday, 27 April – Saturday, 29 April 2017, Frankfurt (Oder)  
    Project planning
  • Promoting Dialogue - Networking
    Identification of Ukrainian partners
    Excursion: Thursday, 22 June – Sunday, 25 June 2017, Kyiv
    Project development
  • Cooperation - Project Implementation
    Expanding the cooperation network through the online platform of 'Ukraine Calling'
    Workshops: Thursday, 7 December – Saturday, 9 December 2017, Berlin
    Project realisation

The working languages are German and English. For individual talks in Kyiv interpreters are provided upon request.

The cost of events, course materials, accommodation, meals during the seminars and the flight to Kiev will be covered by the organisers.

Application pre-requisites:

  • You are working in a responsible position in an organisation in the areas of politics, media, administration, business or civil society.
  • You have a specific idea for a project, an event, a cooperation or publication related to Ukraine.
  • You are motivated to expand your knowledge about Ukraine in seminars and events on the dates mentioned above and willing to independently work on your skills between the meetings.
  • Your organisation supports your project idea, offering organisational, infrastructural or financial assistance to the project implementation.

Application form

It is easy to apply: Download the application form, fill it in and send it to: info@ukrainecalling.eu by 28 February 2017.


Download the 'Ukraine Calling' flyer with comprehensive information on the projects that were initiated in 2016.

Source: Ukraine Calling