On September 21, Martin Schroeder, Head of the Local and Human Development Section at the EU Delegation to Ukraine, visited East Europe Foundation. We presented our Projects and Programs, and shared the results of our joint activities and plans for the future.
The European Union is one of the largest donors to East Europe Foundation. Over the past eighteen months, we have implemented the following programs with funds from the European Union:
“I have been working at the EU Delegation to Ukraine for more than six years. And now I’m happy to be back here for the first time since the beginning of the full-scale invasion. Ukrainian civil society is very strong. Without common efforts, the situation would have been much worse. In the wartime, everyone becomes a volunteer. And I am very grateful to East Europe Foundation for supporting the civil society,” said Martin Schroeder.
Together, we plan to implement two other programs:
“From the very first days, we started helping Ukrainians who were forced to leave their homes. This is how the Shelter Project was established. So far we have provided support to 20 organizations equipping 40 shelters. We are very grateful to the European Union, which was one of the first donors to support this initiative. And now we are directing our efforts to ensure that civil society plays an important role in the process of rebuilding Ukraine,” said Viktor Liakh, President of East Europe Foundation.