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'Week of Trust', Ukraine

Monday, 28. May 2012 (All day) to Sunday, 3. June 2012 (All day)

logo of the Crimean Initiative of ChangeYouth Initiative Club of Young Leaders, Foundations for Freedom and Social Council of Crimea are happy to invite you to the third 'Week of Trust', that will take place in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine

The first 'Week of Trust' was celebrated in Ukraine in 2010. Its special guest was Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, the grandson of  Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of non-violent civil disobedience. This event started the tradition of celebrating a Week of Trust in Ukraine.

The following public events will take place in Simferopol from 28 May to 3 June:

28 May (Monday) – opening of  'Week of Trust' . Presentation of non-governmental organizations 'Initiatives of Change International' and 'Foundations for Freedom' to the local journalists and representatives of the non-governmental organizations and authorities at the Press Center. It is planned that Professor Rajmohan Gandhi and President of Initiatives of Change International Omnia Marzouk will join the presentation via Skype. They will talk about the ways and tools of building trust in a multicultural society, of which Crimea is an example.

29 May (Tuesday) – Round Table: 'Crimea’s image viewed through its national colouring. Ways of building trust'. Representatives of national communities, scientists, and Republican Committee on Intercultural Relations will present facts and share thoughts about the present situation and compose recommendations to the authorities on the ways of improving the relations between different nationalities. 

30 May (Wednesday)Discussion moderated by Youth Civil Movement 'CHESNO'. The movement worked out the criteria to evaluate honesty of the authorities: lack of facts of human rights and freedoms violation, permanent political position, lack of corruption. The main values of the movement are: openness, independence, trust, tolerance, and transparency.

31 May (Thursday) – Round Table: 'Trust to Authorities – Foundation for Development of Civil Society in Crimea'. Representatives of NGOs will share their experience on interaction with authorities. Officials from the Council of Ministers will speak about experience of work with civic organizations. The discussion on tools needed for the development of civil society and raising trust to the authorities will follow.

 1 June (Friday) –  'Joyeux le Noel' fiction screening and discussion.

 2 June (Saturday),  3 June (Sunday)Training on Trustbuilding for young people of different nationalities.


Yulia Krivosheina

Tel: +380999140170


Download  Programme of 'Week of Trust' 2012