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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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

15/02/2016 19:09

Join the Generation 2020 Creative Projects!

„When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage. “, said Walt Disney.

We believe that the young people, regardless of their study field or area of the work love to create. They create new things, make the old ones better, innovate and look for the new ways how these things can be done differently. There is difficult journey between the idea and the real result. In the Generation 2020 project we offer an opportunity to learn how to overcome this journey.

Together with the lead partner, Carpathian Foundation in Košice, Slovakia, we are opening the possibility for individuals, companies and organizations to participate in the project. Generation 2020 aims to teach young people how to realize their own ideas and to encourage their involvement in cooperation, including the international one.

Why get involved

  • Are you interested to look for innovative solutions and create things?
  • Do you like to do things differently?
  • Do you want to learn how could your ideas get real outlines?
  • Are you active in your neighbourhood, city or region, and being full of ideas for change?
  • Do you need to meet new like-minded people?
  • Are you interested to get inspired by experienced professionals?

Active participation is open to students, employed, unemployed, entrepreneurs and others aged 15 to 30 years. If you are in this group, log on filling in your name and email address (click on this link) until March 3rd.

Our aim in the project Generation 2020 is to encourage innovative thinking of young people. We intend to achieve this by realization of creative projects in teams. Creative projects will focus on solving real problems and needs of the organizations and companies involved on the other side of the project. As an example of similar creative collaborations you can look for “Hackathon” (programming), or “Maker fair” (designers) creative events.

How will the cooperation in creative projects look like

  • We will choose problems and challenges with companies and organizations, looking for creative and innovative approach
  • We will select 50 participants (young people) and team up approx. five 10-member groups. Each group will have assigned mentors from marketing, IT and creative (and cultural) industries. In the selection of participants will take into account your particular interest, enthusiasm and passion (Write us now. The number of places is limited!).
  • Each team will have one intention assigned, and together will construct an inventive solution – working on the specific project creatively and learning to change ideas into reality.
  • Mentors and topic-tailored trainings (for example marketing, creative thinking, problem solving, design basics or other areas) will help you in your work.

Generation 2020 project has been launched at the conference “Young and Creative: Let’s do things differently!”, about which you can read here. More about the project can also be found on the website of the Carpathian Foundation Ukraine.

We will answer your questions on creative projects if you will write to

Registration form for individuals can be found here:FORM