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F4F - Grundlagen der Freiheit: Offizielle ukrainische Nichtregierungsorganisation
Foundations for Freedom
F4F - Grundlagen der Freiheit: Offizielle ukrainische Nichtregierungsorganisation


"Foundations for Freedom" (Grundlagen der Freiheit) ist eine internationale Nichtregierungsorganisation mit Sitz in der Ukraine. Das Programm wurde 1993 von IofC in Grossbritannien ins Leben gerufen und arbeitet hauptsächlich in Osteuropa.

Es gibt eine interessante Theorie: Wenn sie 10% der Bevölkerung ändern, werden auch die anderen 90% anders. Sollten wir darauf warten, bis eine Führungspersönlichkeit beginnt, Dinge zum Besseren zu verändern oder sollen wir bei uns selbst beginnen?

"Sei die Veränderung, die du in der Welt sehen möchtest."- Mahatma Gandhi.


"Foundations for Freedom" hat zum Ziel, die Entwicklung einer wahrhaft freien, demokratischen und gerechten Gesellschaft zu fördern, in der Menschen leben, die sich den Werten verschreiben, die es zu richtiger Freiheit braucht, v.a. Ehrlichkeit und persönliche Verantwortung.


  • Die Entwicklung eines verantwortungsvollen Führungsstils unterstützen
  • Soziales Engagement der Jugend verbessern
  • Öffentlichen Dialog initiieren und unterstützen
  • Gegenseitiges Verständnis und Kooperation zwischen verschiedenen ethnischen und sozialen Gruppen entwickeln.
  • Ehrliche und transparente Beziehungen zwischen Bürgern und Regierungsstrukturen herstellen.


  • Versöhnungsprojekte, Öffentliche Dialoge, Aktivitäten zum Aufbau von Vertrauen
  • Zugang zu internationalen Netzwerken und die Erfahrung von Austauschprogrammen anbieten.
  • Durchführen von Gesprächen am Runden Tisch, Foren und Konferenzen
  • Verschiedene Trainings- und Bildungsprogramme durchführen

Konkrete Initiativen von "F4F"

Foundations for Freedom gibt es in der Ukraine, Lettland, Moldavien, der Russischen Föderation, Rumänien und Serbien. Hauptsitz ist in Kiew/Ukraine.

News (in englischer Sprache)

Visiting Course 'Make a Change! European Youth in Dialogue'

'Foundations for Freedom' (Ukraine) in partnership with 'Initiatives - Central and Eastern Europe' (Germany) invites young people between the ages of 18 and 25 to the international seminar 'Make a Change! European Youth in Dialogue'. This will be the second seminar of its kind, following last year's success. The Visiting Course will take place in Koktebel, Crimea (Ukraine) October 13-20. Read more>>


Foundations for Freedom Leaning Track in Caux, Switzerland on 02-08 August 2012

Have you heard about the “The Dynamics of Being a Change-maker” conference in Caux, Switzerland from the 02-08 August 2012?

As well as the usual plenaries and community groups, this conference will offer 'Foundations for Freedom' learning track from Eastern and Central Europe run by Anna Pozogina and Angela Starovoytova. It would give a brief overview and a taste of what F4F courses are about and how they are run. Alongside with F4F learning track there would be other tracks run by other successful programmes in IofC. Read more>>


Rajmohan Gandhi opens 'Week of Trust' in Ukraine

Professor Rajmohan Gandhi joined the official opening of 'Week of Trust' in Simferopol, Ukraine, via Skype on 28 May. Civil campaign 'Week of Trust' was organized by the Club for Young Leaders (CYL, Crimea) in partnership with the International NGO Foundations for Freedom and started in the Information Press-Center in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine.Read more>>

Dialogue for Foundations for Freedom

“Ukrainian Action: Healing the Past” project team runs a Dialogue Seminar for the Foundations for Freedom Teams that will take place on 17-20 May 2012 in Lviv region, Ukraine. "We are going to spend a few days in the safe space, inviting our past to come to the present through our memories, thoughts, views, personal stories, and life experiences. We will be ready to grieve and cry, as well as to rejoice, shine with life, be brave to face the future, ready to be honest and sincere with ourselves and the others, so that our past can now or some time later release us for peace, joy, and love. Read more>>

'Intergenerational approach to Europe: past, present and future'

Initiatives of Change-Lorraine (a branch of Initiatives of Change, France) in partnership with Foundations for Freedom (F4F, Ukraine) are pleased to invite you to a discovery visit to the heart of Europe to explore an 'Intergenerational approach to Europe: past, present and future’.The event is dedicated to the important date, 9 May 1950, when Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organized Europe, indispensable to maintain peaceful relations.

Over the course of one week the group of young adults from different European countries in a constant dialogue between generations, will look at the Europe of yesterday and today. Together they will also be discovering their personal role and responsibility within this group, their organizations and countries in building Europe for tomorrow.. More information and technical details are available here>>.

East European youth leaders strengthen regional network

Youth leaders from around Eastern Europe met to strengthen their networks and plan for the future at the annual Regional Meeting of Foundations for Freedom (F4F) which took place in Baia Mare, Romania, 23-25 March. The full report by Angela Starovoitova read here>>.

Next Foundations for Freedom Regional Meeting will be held in Romania

INGO Foundations for Freedom would like to inform you about their annual Regional Meeting, which will take place 23-25, March, 2012. The Romanian Club for Young Leaders has expressed its readiness to host us in Baia Mare, Romania.

Regional meetings of Foundations for Freedom have always served as a space for us to meet, get to know about existing initiatives, to evaluate our common past, to look at the present and to think about the future of our network and organization. We are hoping to have this meeting in a style of creating a fruitful atmosphere of ‘searching for the future’. More information and technical details are availablehere>>.

Panchgani traveller’s notes

Evgeniya Koroleva and Nastya Sachko, both journalists by profession and members of ‘Club for Young Leaders’ from Crimea (Ukraine), have for a few months now been working as volunteers in Asia Plateau – International centre of Initiatives of Change in Panchgani, India. Their dream to get to Asia Plateau searching for answers on personal questions through new discoveries has had to overcome financial obstacles and a few months of what seemed to be hopeless visa procedure. Evgeniya Koroleva is sharing some of her traveller’s notes that still have the smell of Indian spices. Read more>>

Meeting with Vladimir Bukovsky: thinking about future of Ukraine and Russia

As a part of Healing the Past project Olha Hudz-Sakuma (Ukraine), Lena Kashkarova (Ukraine) and Diana Damsa (Romania) visited a representative of Soviet dissidents’ movement Vladimir Bukovsky in his house in Cambridge. The past and future of Ukraine and Russia, the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in the present days society and the interaction between personal and civil responsibility are among the topics discussed with Vladimir Bukovsky. Read more>>

Positive outcomes from Farmers' Dialogue training in Rwanda

Thirty-one members of Farmers’ Dialogue from fourteen countries (East Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia) met in Kigali (Rwanda) in an informal and stimulating setting to consider the various missions of the programme and the team's commitments as a result of their missions. The training was led by the Ukrainian team of Foundations for Freedom. Read more>>

Building networks, living by values and anticipating change

When people change, the world changes. This was the idea behind the 10-day residential course – Inside change: creating foundations for action – that took place at Notre Dame University, Lebanon, from 6-15 May. Based on the format of the Foundations for Freedom Visiting Course and the Caux Interns Program, it was the first programme of its kind to be conducted in the MENA region by IofC. Read more >>

International organisation Foundations for Freedom is happy to announce start of a new programme Ukrainian Action: Healing the Past

15 representatives with 5 facilitators from communities with different pasts, and from various regional, religious, language and political Ukrainian backgrounds with the common aim to heal the wounds of past in Ukraine, took part in the intensive 6 week programme during the summer of 2010, which consisted of: living and travelling together, sharing personal life stories, listening to past experiences and initiatives for healing and reconciliation from hosts and speakers, receiving diverse training on conflict resolution, healing, accepting others; reflecting on Ukrainian and personal past, present and future, taking part in dialogues, working with archives, team-work presentations of personal change and experience, recording an inspiring and challenging video on the course of the programme, giving interviews to media, presenting their experience and stories of change at the conferences in Caux Conference Centre, Switzerland.

The project was started in 2010 and initiated a series of programmes under the common title “Ukrainian Action” and one specific subtitle each year.

Read about the programme in English here

Read about the programme in Russian and Ukrainian here