Help us to restore the ‘Ukrainian World’
For over two years, the ‘Ukrainian World’ was a platform of support for refugees from the East, managed by the Open Dialog Foundation in collaboration with EuroMaidan Warsaw.
The ‘Ukrainian World’ centre hosted numerous consultations and meetings, during which we assisted refugees in adapting to a new life in Poland, i.a. by helping them to find a job or a school for their children. We were offering psychological and legal help and were conducting Polish language courses. The ‘Ukrainian World’ was not only a support centre, though. Over time it became a natural hub of the Ukrainian culture in the very heart of Warsaw. We promoted cultural events, such as meetings with artists, books and movies’ presentations, art exhibitions and music concerts. Last but not least, ‘Ukrainian World’ hosted a series of debates and conferences focused on current social and political developments, welcoming guests such as Andrei Illarionov or Volodymyr Parasiuk.
In June 2015, the ‘Ukrainian World’ centre for the first time faced the risk of closure, and a year later it suspended its activity. The main reason being the limited financial capabilities of the main organiser and manager of the centre, the Open Dialog Foundation, as well as the impossibility of developing parallel projects in the current premises, which would allow to finance the centre’s support activities. We do not exclude the possibility of resuming the activities of the ‘Ukrainian World’ elswhere. Only thanks to your help and contribution we can bring this amazing centre back to life.
The public collection action is currently under way (official permission), both physically during dedicated events and on-line via a bank transfer.
We thank you in advance for your help and ask you to kindly send your donations to the Foundation’s general bank account: Alior Bank SA: PL18 2490 0005 0000 4600 6090 6887, with a clear addition ‘Ukrainian World’. We will soon open a dedicated bank account.
We remind you that you can also support other activites of the Foundation by donating to one of the following bank accounts:
PLN: 98 2490 0005 0000 4530 4115 2508
EUR: PL 67 2490 0005 0000 4600 2655 3455
USD: PL 49 2490 1057 0000 9901 4037 8411
Along with a traditional bank wire transfer, you can also use the transferuj.pl platform, which automatically redirects to the chosen bank’s website or to the PayPal payment system website: