Webinar on interaction with non-governmental organizations and state bodies was held in Zaporizhzhia.

On March 30th, the communication coordinator of AI “Active Community” in Zaporizhzhia Olesya Lapikova conducted an online training: “Interaction with NGOs and Government Institutions”. The 15 students of the 3rd year of the College of Economics and Law took place in this training. The main task of the training was to talk with young people about the possibilities of influencing the processes of self-government and the development of the city, to learn how to implement its own initiatives.

During the webinar, the participants discussed about:

  • Why are youth not involved in NGOs?
  • What drives people to work for free?
  • How useful are youth organizations?
  • How can to join a NGO or initiative group?
  • Do NGOs cooperate with government bodies?
  • What are the tools to solve students’ problem?

Only 5 participants of the webinar are active students and they are members of the student council. However, after completion of the training, all participants agreed that they should be more active, engage with NGOs, join to different initiatives and projects in areas which interesting them.

The most important discovery of the webinar was the conclusion: even if you are a volunteer and you don’t get a salary, you help to solve a social problem. The desire to live in a harmonious, supportive environment it is the greatest motivation to work.

We want to demonstrate a short part of the video from the webinar to get you involved in our online events:

Note. Mission of the AI “Active Community”: to achieve prosperity through democratic development of Ukrainian communities. Aim for 2025: activate and involvement at least 1% of citizens in decision-making and reform in Ukraine on a systematic basis for well-being in Ukrainian communities. The initiative was created within the activity of the Institute “Respublica”. We work to increase the conscious activity of citizens.