23.06.2016 - 26.11.2016 | Deadline for applications: 31 March 2016

'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 language is German. Applications for participation will be accepted until 31 March 2016.

The training provides in-depth knowledge through interdisciplinary exchange to professionals in senior positions as a basis for further reflections onUkraine 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 independently develop the knowledge imparted to implement their own ideas for collaborations or projects with Ukraine in their respective work areas.

'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: 31 March 2016

'Ukraine Calling' is organised in three phases:

  • Exchange of Experience - Knowledge Transfer
    Preparatory independent studies based on a reader
    Seminars: Thu, 23 June - Sat, 25 June 2016,  Frankfurt (Oder)
    Follow-up (self-study)
  • Promoting Dialogue - Networking
    Identification of Ukrainian partners
    Excursion: Thu, 15 September - Sun, 18 September 2016, Kyiv
    Development of a project outline
  • Cooperation - Project Implementation
    Expanding the cooperation network through the online platform of 'Ukraine Calling'
    Workshops: Thu, 24 November - Sat, 26 November 2016, Berlin
    Realisation of the project idea

The working language is German. Lectures and talks in Kyiv will be translated into German.

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.

For full information on the programme and an application form please visit the 'Ukraine Calling' website (in German language only).

You might also be interested in this interview with Professor Alexander Wöll, president of European University Viadrina, on the launch of the 'Ukraine Calling' programme, published on the website of the Robert Bosch Foundation (available in English and German).

Source: Ukraine Calling