NOVEMBER 30, 2021



This year’s Forum is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the restoration of Ukraine’s independence. During the years of independence, many NGOs have grown from small initiatives that took the first steps in activism to powerful institutions. These organizations are now improving the lives of Ukrainians, influencing politics and the economy, advocating for change, and working with the government to develop new legislation. We want to celebrate the contribution of civil society to the creation and development of the state. People create change and inspire others to change, and together we can inspire the whole country. In critical times, civil society activists become defenders, changemakers, fighters for justice, and those who urge the government to take decisive action. We all remember the special role that civil society organizations played during the Revolution of Dignity, after it and in the war with Russia, when it was necessary to save the country. We see how now, during the pandemic, civic organizations and charitable foundations are saving the lives of Ukrainians and supporting the state. For thirty years, hundreds of NGOs in different parts of the country have introduced incremental changes that Ukrainians needed and that were necessary to strengthen the state. At the Forum, we will remember the achievements of civil society that have shaped and continue to shape our independence and celebrate our contribution to this national anniversary. So we invite you to join and get inspiration for the next stage of development!

  • The most anticipated event of the year for the development of civil society – JOIN activists!

  • More than 3000 active participants live, in compliance with epidemiological norms and online – JOIN!

  • 15 locations, more than 300 speakers– BE active!

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Карта Kyiv, NSC Olimpiyskyi
9:30 – 10:30 Welcome speeches from specially invited distinguished guests
10:30 – 11:10 Independent Ukraine is Ukraine of equal opportunities!
11:10 – 11:50 Independent Ukraine is Ukraine of equal opportunities!
11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:15 Ukraine’s Social Contract after 30 Years of Independence: The Impact of Civil Society in cooperation with Ukrainian Catholic University
13:15 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 15:20 Discussion about cultural independence. Where it all begins and without what everything ends
15:20 – 15:20 Break
15:20 – 16:55 Talk-show Disaster day, or Why we should not be afraid of mistakes? In partnership with Zagoriy Foundation
17:00 – 18:00 Forum’s Gala Closing. Awards ceremony. The evening show
10:30 – 11:45 Hangout with donors. part 1
11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:15 Hangout with donors. part 2
13:15 – 14:00 This gives us goosebumps. Inspirational stories
14:00 – 15:20 Workshops and masterclasses
15:20 – 15:35 Break
15:35 – 16:55 Workshops and masterclasses
10:30 – 11:45 Civic Sector Job Fair
11:45 – 12:00 Break
12:00 – 13:15 Hard talk: How to increase the level of civic activism and what’s trust got to do with it? In partnership with Pact/ENGAGE
13:15 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 15:20 Recipe for sustainable development for CSOs: cooking together with the Pact. In partnership with the Pact
15:20 – 15:35 Break
15:35 – 16:55 Panel discussion Social capital of the community and other things that everyone forgot about in the process of decentralization
12:00 – 13:15 Interactive discussion: Organizational (in-) dependence and sustainability in times of turbulence in partnership with the International Renaissance Foundation
13:15 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 15:20 Interactive discussion: Difficult but possible: how business becomes part of civil society in partnership with International Renaissance Foundation
15:20 – 15:35 Break
15:35 – 16:55 Panel discussion (Un)limited influence, justified changes or what the power of a good argument is capable of in partnership with the IRF
12:00 – 13:15 Discussion Labor Market and Market of Values: Human Capital in the Civic Sector in collaboration with Lobby X
13:15 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 15:20 Participation in the Mentoring Program: Challenge or Opportunity? In partnership with CEDEM
15:20 – 15:35 Break
15:35 – 16:55 Network meeting for representatives of organizations implementing international projects in the framework of EU youth programs
12:00 – 13:15 Discussion Out of the box. Do civil society organizations need to engage citizens? In partnership with UNDP
13:15 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 15:20 “Treasure Hunt” for the implementation of the National Strategy for Promoting Civil Society Development in Ukraine for 2021–2026 in cooperation with the OSCE and the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
15:20 – 15:35 Break
15:35 – 16:55 Panel discussion Financial sustainability of non-profit organizations: best practices from the state in cooperation with CEDEM
12:00 – 13:15 Presentation session of the game Safe communities. In partnership with the United Nations Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme
13:15 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 15:20 Funds Hunter. Educational fundraising game from Synergy Universe
15:20 – 15:35 Break
15:35 – 16:55 A board game for team synchronization City-Synergy offered by Big Idea
12:00 – 13:15 1 round
13:15 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 15:20 2 round
15:20 – 15:35 Break
15:35 – 16:55 3 round

The 10th Civil Society Development Forum is organized by the Initiative Center to Support Social Action “Ednannia” (Ednannia) and has been made possible by the gener- ous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as a part of its Ukraine Civil Society Sectoral Support Activi- ty, implemented by “Ednannia” in consortium with the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) and Center for Democracy and Rule of Law (CEDEM); with financial support of the United Nations Development Programme in Ukraine via projects “Civil Society for Enhanced Democracy and Human Rights in Ukraine”, funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and DIA Support Project, funded by the Government of Sweden; with financial support of the Ch.S.Mott Foundation; with support of European Union within the project “EU4Civil Society Sustainability in Ukraine” implemented by “Ednannia”; with financial support of the Government of Canada within “Women of Ukraine: Heard, Capable, Resilient” project, implemented by Pact; with financial support of the USAID "Community Action for HIV Control project" within the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR); with financial support of the USAID/ENGAGE activity, which is funded by the United States Agency for Interna- tional Development (USAID) and implemented by Pact; with financial support of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine; with financial support of the Info Center for Eras- mus + Youth and European Solidarity Corps in Ukraine; within the partnership with the Human Capital Platform Lobby X.