Donetsk Youth Debate Centre

  • Organisation

  • Youth organisation
  • pr Illicha 79-31
  • 83003 Donetsk
  • Ukraine
Donetsk Youth Debate Centre is non-governmental, non-for profit, civil organisation. It was founded in 1997 under the initiative of school teachers, debate clubs trainers and young people of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The grassroots of the organisation was the Debate program financed by International Renascence Foundation (Soros Foundation). Nowadays the area of the Organisation's activities is much wider but we still use debates as a method. At present the Organisation works as an informational and methodical centre for thousands pupils and students; teachers of different educational establishments, including universities; leaders of civic organizations and wide circle of young people of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Our target groups are also journalists, state social workers, and local government officials.

The mission of the organisation is
Promotion of the development of civil society in Ukraine by means od designing and implementation of educational and social projects and programmes

The main activities of the Debate Centre vary in accordance with the methods of the realization of the main organizational aim and objectives. They usually include the follows:

- interactive seminars and trainings;
- practical workshops;
- conferences and round tables;
- public hearings;
- informational support;
- pilot activities;
- small grants programs;
- TOT's
- youth exchanges
- EVS projects (sending and hosting)



Themes: Art and culture, Environment, Equal opportunities, Social exclusion (in general), Youth information, Youth policies, Youth leisure, Media and communications, European awareness
Targets: Youth and children
Activities: Hosting EVS project, Sending EVS volunteers, Youth initiative, Youth exchange, Seminar, Training, Democratic project, Other