Midsummer’s Eve Celebration with X Factor Winner

Midsummer’s Eve Celebration with X Factor Winner

The Midsummer’s Eve Celebration with the performance of the “X-Factor” winner Aidy Nikolaichuk was a great success. More than 300 guests attended our event and we raised € 2,600 for different charities and projects in Ukraine.

The amount is divided among the following charities and organizations:
€ 1000 – Foundation Ukrainians in Netherlands to purchase an ambulance for the ATO area
€ 750 – The first voluntary mobile hospital Pirogova
€ 200 – Dutch-Ukrainian Foundation “Go for Peace” for children and adults with special needs
€ 250 – Foundation Sputnik to purchase ambulances
€ 200 – Medical First Aid Unit “Hippocrate” for first aid training dummies
€ 100 – Volunteer battalion Azov for the equipment of a soldier
€ 100 – to purchase diapers for a seriously ill son of the family of volunteers

The charitable Midsummer’s Eve celebration was successul thanks to the support and commitment of many organizations and volunteers: The Ukrainian International Airlines, Embassy of Ukraine in the Netherlands, Foundation Ukrainians in the Netherlands, Voorhoeve Foundation, DJ and singer Kate Orange and many volunteers.
We want to thank from the bottom of our hearts to all sponsors, co-organizers and volunteers, but especially to each visitor who came to the Midsummer’s eve celebration and hereby supported these charitable projects in Ukraine.

Commemoration ceremont MH 17  victims

Commemoration ceremont MH 17 victims

Dear friends, it is time to sum it up!
We are very grateful to everyone who joined the events on the Independence Day of Ukraine in the Netherlands. On the Independence Day, our Ukrainian community in the Netherlands and our Ukrainian friends gathered EUR 3,000 for charity in Ukraine.
Where will your money and donations go?
We tried to allocate funds between different organizations in order to help as many people as possible:
1. 400 EUR are transfered in order to purchase a wheelchair for the son of the fallen soldier.
2. 550 EUR are transfered to the Organization Help Army ORG for the material in order to sew 100 sets of thermo-underwear for soldiers.
3. 450 EUR are spent in order to purchase 130 sets of second hand thermo-clothing for the needs of military volunteers from Novovolyksk and other cities.
4. 1000 EUR is transferred to the non-profit organization”Oekrainers in Nederland” in order to purchase NATO first-aid kits (including Celox)
5. 600 EUR is spent on helmets. 4 helmet were aleady purchased and delivered.
We are very grateful to everyone for your help. Together we can significantly help our Motherland in these difficult times. Hope to see you soon

Panel discussion association agreement EU – Ukraine

Date:  29 March
Address: Perscentrum Nieuwspoort
Lange Poten 10, 2511 CL Den Haag
Entry: 16:30
Evening: 17:00 – 20:30 (17:00 – 18:30 first session; 18:45 – 20:30 second session) with musical intermezzo by Katja Dirven-Didychenko (cello) and Evelina Vorontsova (pianist). Entry possible per session
Drinks: 20:30 – 21:30
Language: English
Entrance: Free
Register through: (the registration is free of charge. But in order to proceed with registration, please, choose iDeal as a payment method)
In 2015, the Dutch parliament has approved the association agreement between the European Union and Ukraine.  Out of the 28 EU countries most have now completed the full procedure of ratification of the Agreement. Some parts of the Convention are in fact already in force since January 1, 2016, but formally the agreement may still not be completed because the Netherlands has not ratified the document yet. On April 6, 2016 a consultative referendum is being held in the Netherlands regarding the ratification of the agreement.

In the agreement, the EU and Ukraine agreed on economic and political cooperation and, above all, the trade. Wat exactly does the agreement mean? What benefits does the agreement bring to the EU Member States and Ukraine? How can the EU, the Netherlands and Ukraine benefit from a sustainable partnership? What is the added value for both parties?

During the discussion evening the Minister of Agricultural Affairs of Ukraine, Ukrainian and Dutch politicians, experts and entrepreneurs are going to meet each other in the public debate conducted by Kido Koenig.

Foundation Brand New Ukraine cordially invites you to attend the debate and discussions. In addition, the debate can be followed live on www.nieuwspoort.nl and the questions can be brought live to the panel by anyone via twitter @BrandNewUkraine

The speakers are:

  • Oleksiy Pavlenko, Minister of Agrarian policy and Food
  • Taras Shevchenko, Board Co-chairman of the Reanimation Package of Reforms (NGO)
  • Daria Kaleniuk, Director Anticorruption Action Centre ( NGO)
  • Svitlana Zalishchuk, Member of Ukrainian Parliament
  • Kees Verhoeven, member of Dutch Parliament, party D66
  • Donald Kalff, Board Member Transparency International
  • Tony van der Togt, Senior Research Fellow, Instituut Clingendael.

Representatives from Ukraine

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Representatives from the Netherlands

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