Generation 2020 (Project is finished)

To mobilize young people and to support their personal development by means of helping them to launch their own volunteer-driven creative project initiatives.

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Truly Together 2.0 (Project is finished)

The target group is young people (under 35) – representatives of NGOs in both rural and urban environments in four border regions of the Western Ukraine

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It’s aimed to improve the influence and weight of civil sector by capacity development with creating a platform for networking, exchange of experience, and knowledge and best practices.

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20/05/2020 13:44

Early Childhood Development Program

Carpathian Foundation launches a Project that works towards ensuring social inclusion of Roma people by developing, testing and replicating operating models of early childhood development in Zakarpattia oblast. The intention is to support development of new and improvement of existing holistic approaches for improving life in Roma communities that successfully combine the creation of real opportunities, connecting of local stakeholders and the work on removing barriers between the majority and the Roma minority.

Roma community certainly is the most vulnerable part of Transcarpathian society. This strongly affects early development of Roma children, depriving them of many basic rights and opportunities such as descent medical care and housing, education and sanitarium conditions etc. Many children grow up in environment of generational poverty, total illiteracy, and social exclusion. Meanwhile the official institutions do not consider special situation of Roma children and do not tend to try new approaches. This makes Roma and pro-Roma organizations, and professionals directly working with the target group the main driving force of changes. The project aims to support their efforts by fostering new approaches, providing micro-grants, sharing local and foreign experience, and bringing expertise. One of the key elements of the project is the cooperation with the Slovak and Hungarian partners who will assist to introduce and adopt these new approaches, as well the cooperation between grantees to make the implementation process  well-coordinated and highly efficient. Project implementation period – June 2020 to May 2021. The overall budget is 100 000 euro.

The key project activities occur:

  • ensuring effective cooperation all the partners and stakeholder including local authorities:
  • knowledge and exeperience tranfer from the foreign partners (trainings and study visits);
  • grant support for 5 project of prior selected NGOs;
  • promotion and dissemination of the approach, as well as other activities for overcoming stereotypes towards Roma community.

Detailed information may be obtained at the Foundation’s and partners’ web-sites.


25/05/2018 12:27

Truly Together 3.0 - final event

Carpathian Foundation Ukraine and Carpathian Foundation Slovakia organize final conference for representatives of NGOs, young initiatives and self-government from rural and city communities in Zakarpats’ka, L’vivis’ka, Ivano-Frankivs’ka and Chernivetska oblast’s. The participants are welcome to discuss creation and functioning of civil councils at local self-government bodies and to get introduced to experience of micro-projects implementation, as well as to international expert platform.

International conference schedule

Uzhgorod, Kilikiya hotel

June 4th, 2018

12: 30 – Arrival of participants

13:00 – Lunch

14:00 – Check in the hotel

Project supported within the micro grant scheme, best practices of cooperation between community and self-government bodies: Nevytske village and Perechyn town.

14:30 Nevytske village (10 km from the hotel)

16:00 –  Perechyn town council (10 km from Nevytske)

17:00 Perechyn Center for Civil Initiatives.  Presentation of International Platform of Experts

18:30 – dinner at Pidkova café, Perechyn

20:30 – arrival to Kilikiya

June 5th

9:30 – 10:00 – Registration of participants  

10:00 – 10:30 Welcoming: Mr. Ruslan Zhylenko, director Carpathian Foundation Ukraine, Ms Laura Dittel, director Carpathian Foundation Slovakia  

SlovakAid Presentation –  representative of the Donor

10.30 – 12:00

BLOCK 1:  Theoretical and practical base for creating and functioning civil councils. Best practices of civil council activities in Slovakia and Ukraine.   Jozef Jarina,  Ľuboš Marcinek, Andriy Vyshniak, Anna Melehanych

12:00-13:30 Dinner

13.30 – 15.00

BLOCK 2: Presentation of Micro grant-scheme projects (7 projects)

15.00 – 15.30 Closing conference, Ruslan Zhylenko, Laura Dittel



Conference languageUkrainian and Slovakian with simultaneous translation

More information can be obtained at project coordinator Natalia Beley, tel. 050 665 556 81, e-mail

The project is supported by the Slovak Agency for International Development (Slovak Aid).







16/04/2018 18:30

Carpathian Civil Society Platform

Carapathian Foundation Ukraine launches a new project – Creation of an inter-regional civil society hub for social inclusion in the Carpathian region


The most underdeveloped bordering rural areas of Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Ukraine have similar characteristics (distance from capital, poor infrastructure, diverse ethnic and cultural heritage, natural resources and similar history) and at the same time face very similar challenges as increasing poverty, social exclusion, marginalization and stigmatization of the poor. Civil society is still weak, and civil organizations are lack of numerous assets (funding, strategic thinking, information, tools, support for (self) development, local embeddedness, and cooperation in and with other sectors) required for the effective interventions for alleviating poverty, and marginalization of those who are the most in need.

Project objective:

To set up an inter-regional civil society hub of those rural organizations who work for the most marginalized communities (Roma, people with disabilities, other vulnerable or socially excluded groups) in order to strengthen their collaboration and effectiveness. It’s aimed to improve the influence and weight of civil sector by capacity development with creating a platform for networking, exchange of experience, and knowledge and best practices.

Timeframe: 26, March 2018 – 25 September, 2019 (18 months)

Main activities:

  • Kick Off Meeting
  • Invitation of Participants
  • Local workshops to establish local hublets
  • Inter-regional workshop
  • Local workshops to involve CSOs
  • Mentoring and mini project development
  • Capacity building trainings
  • Closing conference
  • Final evaluation and closing meeting
  • Virtual HUB
  • Media coverage and communication activities

Project Partners:

Carpathian Foundation-Hungary

ETP Slovakia

Carpathian Foundation Ukraine

More information:

Please contact Ruslan Zhylenko or Natalia Beley at


The project is supported by the International Visegrad Fund (, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (, the Robert Bosch Foundation, and by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the OSIFE of the Open Society Foundations.OSF_logo