Ukraine Explained

Ukraine Explained
September 23, 2020

Tourism in a War Zone and Rehab Center for Veterans: How Local Ukrainian Communities Are Fighting for A Better Life

In big cities and small towns all over Ukraine, there are numerous different initiatives trying to improve the lives of locals.
Ukraine Explained
September 20, 2020

Bottom-Up Drive: How Decentralization Makes Local Communities in Ukraine Stronger

Launched in 2014, decentralization reform in Ukraine gives significant powers and budgets to local governments.
Ukraine Explained
September 18, 2020

How to Solve Environmental Problems: the Experience of Local Communities in Ukraine

In July, the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a framework law on waste management. If approved, it will jumpstart the country’s waste processing industry and promote...
Ukraine Explained
September 15, 2020

Education During The Pandemic In Ukraine: How Schools Adjust To The New Realities

The COVID-19 quarantine began at the end of the school year in Ukraine. That’s why education has become more digitized, bringing with it many new challenges.
Ukraine Explained
September 9, 2020

Art and Social Projects: Challenges in Life After Quarantine in Ukraine

The COVID-19 lockdown has been a tough time for art and social projects in Ukraine. Some of them went online, while others are still waiting to resume their main...
Ukraine Explained
August 31, 2020

Reconstruction and Hope in Frontline Cities of Eastern Ukraine

In the seventh year of war in Donbas, locals are still trying to cope with difficult living circumstances, either with the help of the community, or on their own.
Ukraine Explained
August 13, 2020

How Odesa Has Kept Its Culture Alive During Quarantine

The COVID-19 lockdown has not only changed everyone's life but also given us plenty of free time for development. UkraineWorld, together with its colleagues from...
Ukraine Explained
August 3, 2020

A Long Path To Equality: Where Is Ukraine On LGBT Rights?

While acceptance of LGBT people in Ukraine has progressed in recent years, protecting their rights remains a challenge. Key challenges include religion-based hostility,...
Ukraine Explained
July 31, 2020

From the Bottom Up: How Decentralization Is Creating New Incentives in Ukraine

Thanks to the country’s decentralization reform, local communities are more frequently becoming centers of innovations in today’s Ukraine. They are helping to revive...
Ukraine Explained
July 27, 2020

Creative Quarantine: Three Stories About Ukrainians Who Have Turned Lockdown Into An Opportunity

In Ukraine, the COVID-19 lockdown has not only been about public health challenges and economic hardships; it has brought a spike in creativity.