On 1st-8th July 2018, Taras Karamushko, Doctor of Psychology and a Ukrainian NGO worker made a study visit to Krakow. In the course of the visit the guest familiarised himself with the functioning of the Polish Medical Mission as well as with the ways of providing state aid and aid at the grassroots level.
Taras also took part in a meeting during which he told the participants about the current social and political situation in Ukraine, the functioning of Ukrainian NGOs and about the building of civil society. The presentation was followed by a discussion with the other guests of the meeting, Małgorzata Olasińska-Chart from the Polish Medical Mission and Wiesław Danielec. Together with the participants of the meeting, our guest attempted to answer some questions concerning the opportunities, challenges and threats to the Ukrainian NGO.
The study visit took place within the framework of a project in which the PMM is a partner, ‘"Enhancing civil society’s management, fundraising and communication in Ukraine".’ Its main objective is the building of the potential of local non-governmental organisations in Ukraine, sharing the experience gained by the Visegrad Group (V4) and enhancing collaboration between non-governmental organisations form the Visegrad Group countries and Ukraine. The project is being implemented by ADRA Slovakia, ADRA Czech Republic, the Hungarian Baptist Aid, the Polish Medical Mission and ADRA Ukraine, and is financed by the Visegrad Fund (www.visegradfund.org) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (www.minbuza.nl).