The Course on Ukrainians

Amidst a full-scale war with a deliberate policy of eradicating Ukrainian identity, particularly targeting children and youth in the occupied territories through formal, informal, and informational education, it is crucial to preserve Ukrainian national and civil identity. This preservation is essential for consolidating society around social and state values.

Nowadays, teachers, parents, and volunteers working in schools, alternative educational institutions, volunteer and youth centres, and in IDP centres ensure continuous communication between citizens of Ukraine and their compatriots in the temporarily occupied territories. Primarily, these efforts are directed towards children and youth using Ukrainian educational content as well.

This online course “United Ukraine: Rise of a National Identity” is an informational product designed to shape Ukrainian identity among the population, enhancing their understanding of our struggle for independence, and volunteer movements, and deepening their knowledge of the recent history of Ukraine – emphasizing our European choice.

The course covers the following:

  • challenges of Ukrainian national identity by dispelling Russian myths;
  • overcoming with indifference, inferiority;
  • fostering civic engagement;
  • Ukrainian volunteer movement.

The course was developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine. It is delivered by Marichka Padalko, with insights from distinguished scholars at the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance and Hryhorii Skovoroda University in Pereiaslav.

After completing the course and successfully passing the test, students will receive a certificate with 0.2 ECTS credits.

United Ukraine: Rise of a National Identity” free online course registration is available at: 

The online course was developed in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine as part of the “Spilnodiia” Program, executed by East Europe Foundation in partnership with the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research and NGO “Together Against Corruption” with financial support from the European Union.