From 16th to 17th May 2017 within the project of the International Visegrad Fund http://visegradfund.org/home/ The Dialogue Group on the Joint Prevention and Resolution of Social Conflicts the civic organization SME SPOLU welcomed in Bratislava the coordinators – volunteers of the hotline of the Ukrainian Donbas SOS: https://www.facebook.com/DonbassSOS/
Our organizations have a lot in common. Like us, Donbas SOS was created as a result of volunteer activity. People of different professions, spirits and ages have joined together not for a pre-proposed grant, but because of a common tragedy and desire to help their countrymen overcome the terrible consequences of the war. That is the reason why we have found many common topics for disussion and have exchanged experience about internal organizational issues, as well as the issues of coordinating effective mutual cooperation in helping others. It was very useful.
Thanks to the project Ukrajina v pohybe of the Department of Russian and East European Studies, FiFUK https://ukrajinavpohybe.sk/ our guests could present their organization, and a lot of participants of the meeting had to think about common aspects of the volunteer way of life applying the interactive theater-forum method.
The next day, a meeting was held at the International Visegrad Fund office, during which we could discuss mutual cooperation for the future.
We thank all of you who have taken part in the realization of this project and have done everything to make meeting with our colleagues good, useful and pleasant.