Life stories
Shelter for IDP Women
The Lviv-based NGO Women’s Perspectives Center helps women who have fled from territories under occupation or active hostilities.
Women's leadership
How a librarian from a village in Volyn Oblast headed the Citizen Activity Centre in Ukraine, which became the headquarters of women’s leadership
Place of Power in Uzhhorod
After relocating to Uzhhorod, the organization continued to work with both local and displaced Romani women who moved to Transcarpathia to escape the war
Social enterprise in a frontline city
The AnVita clinic successfully operated in Dobropillya town, Donetsk region, until February 2022, but Russian aggression endangered not only the operation of the clinic but also people's lives. A microgrant from the EU4Business programme helped to save the business.
The Art of Dance During the War
Kyiv became a new home for the choreographer, where Liliya decided to start her business from scratch. A microgrant from the EU4Business provided support for her.
Fighting fake news
How the SVOI chatbot helped combat disinformation in Smidyn community at the beginning of the great war

Clear the land of enemies and pests
At the beginning of the Great War, the business of “NPC DESPROFMED” was almost completely destroyed. A microgrant from the EU4Business programme helped them to resist.
Yummy snEco Snacks
To survive, the company Prime Snack had to be relocated from Kharkiv to Mukachevo. The manufacturing at a new place has been resumed thanks to a microgrant from EU4Business.
Youth and e-democracy tools
A pizza box and a little determination: How the Bershad Community’s Youth Council managed to become the leader of electronic surveys in the Vinnytsia Oblast
Sweet Enterprise in Bitter Times
A few months after the start of Russia’s full-scale war, Larisa Kapranova started life from scratch in Kyiv. A microgrant from the EU4Business program was a significant help.
Saving Itself and the Military
The spring of 2022 could have been the last one for the OrtoSano Clinic. A microgrant by the EU4Business programme became a lifeline for the business.
Clear Water during the Great War
Svitlana Molchanova’s company, Clear Water, has not stopped its work since the war’s outbreak. Yet, the company was on the verge of going out of business at the war’s outset. The EU4Business programme’s microgrant helped the company stay in business to serve its customers in existential conditions.
To Learn and Not Give Up
How a Poltava computer science school teacher continues to teach children during the Russian war on Ukraine
Working for Victory
How Natalia Pokryshchuk led Illintsi Citizen Activity Center to become the community working so hard to near the victory
Brave and Strong in Spirit
A doctor from Donetsk oblast lost his home and workplace but found aspiration to keep working thanks to the grant financial support
We like it here, but we miss home
Vinnytsia oblast became a shelter for many internally displaced persons. We share some stories of people who found a temporary home here
Історії з Шелтеру
We moved on, assisting each other
Iryna tells how she left Chernihiv on the tenth day of war and found shelter in Ivano-Frankivsk oblast
Пані Ірина з чоловіком, переселенці з Чернігівщини
The Civic Leadership Academy was the discovery of the year for me
How the Academy helped to find like-minded people and organize the first art festival in Sloviansk
At the Academy, I finally found myself
How did the Civic Leadership Academy help Oksana Kotikova, a volunteer from Mariupol, find herself
How coaching helped to listen to myself
Coaching often leads to quite unexpected results. How it is influenced community activist from Konotop Yevhen Pavlov – in this story
Євгеній Павлов
How to support CSO team during COVID-19
About materly leadership style and small improvements every month - the story of the project manager of the CSO "Peli can live"
Катерина Мірошніченко
After the Academy, just take it and do it
How the knowledge gained at the Civic Leadership Academy helps to make a dream come true
The discussion at the Academy is surprising and inspiring
How the Academy helped to understand that all "space" plans can be realized through the exchange of knowledge and experience
Coaching showed me how to think differently
Public activism and other main place of work. How to combine and how can coaching help? Read in the material.
The Academy spurred me to start moving
How studying at the Civic leadership academy helped Ludmila Absava, the head of the Global View NGO, hold the first-ever Kherson Zero Waste Eco-Festival
To overcome challenges and grow
How coaching can help to preserve the organisation and ensure its long-term growth.
Наталія Захарова
Coaching to help
How coaching helps to Irina Saranch, the Chair of the Board at NGO "Parostok", to overcome professional burnout
Ірина Саранча
Shkilniy Vulyk
How schoolkids in Kyiv Oblast tried commercial beekeeping—and succeeded
Overcoming the effects of the pandemic
How the EEF supported Ukraine’s legislature during the COVID-19 pandemic
The power of the public budget
How an activist saved her neighborhood from traffic accidents