Open Space Events: highlights 

Here is the list of Open Space meetings, facilitated by members of Open Space Works Cooperative 

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Brainstorm & Learning Exchange Session

Challenges and Issues in Regional Journalism: What Media Professionals Can Do to Foster a Tolerant Media Environment

Sponsor: Vinnytsia Press ClubFunding: IFES/USAID/UKAIDParticipants: Media professionals and creatorsLocation: VinnytsiaFacilitator: Yurii StepanetsDate: May 31- June 2 2024

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Participatory planning session

Myshkovo-Pohorilove Community Strategy 2024-2027: What New Processes, Measures, Initiatives, and Projects Will Help the Community Recover from the Negative Effects of the War and Become More Cohesive, Safe, and Attractive for Living and Business Development?

Sponsor: NGO Pivden (Mykolaiv) Funding: Legal Development Network / FCDOParticipants: Residents of various settlements that are part of the Mishkovo-Pohorilivska community, Educational managers, representatives of youth initiatives, CBA organisations and local businesses.Location: MykolaivFacilitator: Taras TymchukDate: January 18 -19 2024

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Stakeholders brainstorm session

How to Ensure a Child’s Right to a Family in Current Conditions: Challenges and Opportunities During the War and the Recovery of Ukraine

Sponsor: Everychild Partnership / Ministry of Social PolicyFunding: UNICEFParticipants: Social workers, educators, and policy designers.Location: KyivFacilitators: Taras Tymchuk, Maryana ZaviyskaDate: March 21, 2023 

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Brainstorm & Learning Exchange Session

Impact-investments in accelerative post-war Ukraine recovery: who, in what, how and why?

Sponsor: World of Communities Funding: World of Communities Participants: Urban planners, CSO managers, educators, investors, engineers, psychologists, military specialists, creators, media, local authorities, municipal managers, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, investors, scientists & thinkers.Location: LutskFacilitator: Taras TymchukDate: 2 April 2022 

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Stakeholders brainstorm session

Youth Cluster in My Community: How We Can Use Gamification, a Game-Based Approach, and SYAP Results to Engage Young People on a Large Scale in Community Development

Sponsor: NGO IPIDFunding: UNDP/EUParticipants: SYAP fellows, youth, activistsLocation: BerdianskFacilitator: Oleksandra Tselishcheva Date: September 10-11, 2021 

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Stakeholders brainstorm session

What Should a Comprehensive City Program for Civic and Professional Adult Education Include to Ensure Everyone Can Participate in the Community Life of Melitopol: Content, Professionals, Funding, and Stakeholders?

Sponsor: Adult Education Centre "The first" (Melitopol) Funding: UNDP/EUParticipants: Adult educators, CSO, activistsLocation: MelotopolFacilitator: Taras TymchukDate: September 17-18, 2020 

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Participative Community Meeting

What kind of projects and services could help to transform the library and house of culture into the vibrant public space of our community?

Funding: GIZParticipants: Community members, educators, media, local authorities, municipal managers, entrepreneurs, youth, NGOLocation: Petropavlivka, Dnipro regionFacilitator: Taras Tymchuk, Maryana ZaviyskaDate: 17 April 2019 

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Participative Community Meeting

What kind of projects and services could help to transform the library and house of culture into the vibrant public space of our community?

Funding: GIZParticipants: Community members, educators, media, local authorities, municipal managers, entrepreneurs, youth, NGOLocation: Dnipro regionFacilitator: Taras Tymchuk, Maryana ZaviyskaDate: 17 April 2019 

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Learning & networking exchange meeting

Congress of Culture: Key Achievements and Challenges in culture for the last 5 years: what and how to store and develop?

Funding: Ukrainian Catholic UniversityParticipants: Culture managers, thinkers, creators, educators, municipal managersLocation: LvivFacilitator: Taras Tymchuk, Maryana ZaviyskaDate: 13 October 2019 

Learning & networking exchange meeting

Open Business Space

Funding: ParticipantsParticipants: CEO's and business ownersLocation: BukovelFacilitator: Taras Tymchuk, Maryana Zaviyska, Lada KanevskaDate: April 2019

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Learning & networking exchange meeting

Lost illusions of the public budget.
How can we transform and support the public budget process?

Funding: PROMISE Project, Irpin city council, Solidarity Fund PL, GIZ, Foundations for FreedomParticipants: NGO managers, municipal servants, donorsLocation: Irpin, UkraineFacilitator: Oleksandra Tselishcheva, Pavlo KozeletskyiDate: 26-27 October 2018

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Public Consultations and Learning Exchange

How to make the cooperation between the government institutions and the public In the decision-making process
more effective?

Sponsor: Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, OSCEParticipants: Public servants, communication GOV professionals, NGO representativesLocation: Kyiv, UkraineFacilitator: Taras Tymchuk, Maryana ZaviyskaDate: 15 September 2018 

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Learning Exchange, Solutions Design & Prototyping

Disinformation forum

Sponsor: Google, JigsawParticipants: IT, media professionals, NGO representatives, disinformation expertsLocation: Kyiv, UkraineFacilitator: Taras Tymchuk, Oleksandra TselishchevaDate: 5-6 December 2018 

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Learning Exchange

Civil Society During Reforms. Why Should Local Non-Governmental Organizations Unite?

Sponsor: Local Initiatives of UkraineParticipants: NGO representativesLocation: Chernivtsi, UkraineFacilitator: Oleksandra Tselishcheva, Yurii StepanetsDate: 30 June 2018 

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Learning Exchange

How and why non-governmental organizations from different regions should work together?

Sponsor: Local Initiatives of UkraineParticipants: NGO representativesLocation: Uzhhorod, UkraineFacilitator: Oleksandra TselishchevaDate: 21-22 June 2018 

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Learning Exchange

How and why non-governmental organizations from different regions should work together?

Sponsor: Local Initiatives of UkraineParticipants: NGO representativesLocation: Uzhhorod, UkraineFacilitator: Oleksandra TselishchevaDate: 21-22 June 2018 

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Learning Exchange

The Problem Of Early Traction Or How To Get First 100 Users?

Sponsor: Approval Studio, Hub24Participants: IT-professionals, product managersLocation: Kyiv, UkraineFacilitator: Taras TymchukDate: 19 January 2019IT professionals

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Learning Exchange

How can we strengthen the prevention of human trafficking in our region, using the project results and resources of our group?

Sponsor: UNAEDIParticipants: NGO representativesLocation: Kyiv, UkraineFacilitator: Taras TymchukDate: 15-17 November 2018 

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Learning Exchange

How will youth councils ensure youth participation?

Sponsor: Youth Platform [Lutsk]Funding: PactParticipants: NGO representatives, Youth, Local authoritiesLocation: Lutsk, UkraineFacilitator: Taras TymchukDate: 2-4 July 2018 

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Learning Exchange

How can we work together to achieve personal
business goals?

Sponsor: East European CooperationParticipants: NGO representatives, business-womenLocation: Skadovsk, UkraineFacilitator: Maryana ZaviDate: 2018 

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Learning Exchange

Community Innovations: Administrative services,
inter-municipal cooperation, sustainability

Sponsor: GIZParticipants: Public servants, NGO representatives, donorsLocation: Kyiv, UkraineFacilitators: Jo Toepfer, Maryana Zaviyska, Taras Tymchuk, Oleksandra TselishchevaDate: 3-5 June 2018