The delegation of the Ukrainian Reconstruction Fund visited the Civil Society Forum, which took place on May 30 at the Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv.
This year’s Forum was devoted to the restoration of the country and had the appropriate title: “Outlines of the future: victory, restoration and modernization of Ukraine.”
It gathered under one roof more than three thousand people: representatives of public and charitable organizations, volunteer initiatives, humanitarian headquarters, international partners, Ukrainian foundations and donors, heads of the executive branch, local self-government, and businessmen.
Pavlo Kostyuk and Deputy Mayor of Kryvyi Rih Serhii Malyutin
The topics of advocacy for armed and financial support of Ukraine, countering hybrid aggression, participation in the process of rebuilding civil society, as well as the necessity of modernization and reforms were discussed.
– The London conference (on the restoration of Ukraine – ed.) is just around the corner, and today’s forum is a great opportunity for civil society to prepare for it, Nicolas Sibona, Chargé d’Affaires of the Representation of the European Union in Ukraine, emphasized in his speech.
URF representatives at the Forum were interested in the exhibition of the best cases of restoration of affected communities by civil society organizations and the presentation of opportunities from donor organizations. They also attended several panel discussions: “Defending Democracy: Anti-Corruption and Constitutional Control” and “Civil Society and Business: Working Together for Economic Modernization.”
– Such events are an opportunity to look at the state’s problems from the perspective of institutions that lay the foundations of Ukrainian society. To feel its requests and effectively use resources – emphasized the chair of the Ukrainian Reconstruction Fund Pavlo Kostyuk. – Thanks to the organizers for the new experience we gained at the Forum. We hope to use them in further work.