Ukraine Calling
in six steps

Short description of the programme

The goal of Ukraine Calling is to support our participants with the development and implementation of concrete project ideas with international partners. Therefore, it is our aim to design the programme in accordance with the needs and wishes of the supported participating organisations. Thus, identifying these demands is of high importance for a productive collaboration.

Ukraine Calling is designed as a hybrid capacity building measure which includes digital and offline meetings. As the first step, the participants will be invited to reflect their needs during an online onboarding meeting. The second meeting will hopefully take place in Frankfurt (Oder), if the pandemic situation allows it. If not, it will be carried out in an online format, as well. The decision will be made by the end of September.

The foci of the meeting in Frankfurt (Oder) will be set on cross-sectorality, cross-border collaboration and knowledge transfer related to various aspects of migration.The common urban space of the twin-city of Frankfurt (Oder) and Słubice is an especially illustrative context where international labour migration, refugees’ experiences and practices of daily mobility are deeply intertwined into the fabric of everyday encounters. The stay in Frankfurt (Oder)/Słubice as well as the excursion to Berlin offer an opportunity to meet decision-makers from the field of politics, representatives of civil society initiatives, as well as other important actors working with migration-related issues.

The diverse programme of workshops and seminars will help its participants to advance competences in the fields of conflict mediation, project development and fundraising. Inter alia, it will also introduce methodologies for collecting and analysing data.

As the next step, participants can get an individual travel grant (up to 400€) to identify and visit potential collaboration partners abroad and thus engage in a firsthand exchange of professional experience. 

Depending on the epidemiological situation, an additional meeting in December will take place either in Kyiv or online. This time the emphasis will be placed on project development and planning, as well as collegial consulting formats. This phase will be rounded off with a cross-sectoral forum on migration targeting a broader public, including actors and decision makers from various fields. 

Upon completion of the programme, participating organisations will be well-equipped with knowledge, skills and a network that will help them to implement their project ideas with international partners. It goes without saying, that the Ukraine Calling team will support its alumni und alumnae with the final execution of the project also in the following year.

Here you can see the schematic programme for the meeting in late October: