About the Foundation: Mision and Goals
The Bogdan Gubsky Foundation Ukraine – 21st Century (hereinafter the Foundation) was established in 2000 under the name The Foundation of Intellectual Cooperation Ukraine – 21st Century . It is an independent, non-governmental and non-profit organization that aims to tap into the intellectual and creative potential of Ukrainian society in order to effectively address the challenges of today.
The Foundation provides opportunities for academics, artists and scientists while promoting the rich cultural heritage of Ukraine and its harmonious integration into the world community of free, democratic nations. The Foundation also focuses on the educational and cultural development of children and youth as they are the future architects of positive change in the country.
We are certain that the initiatives of cultural diplomacy, cultural enrichment and appreciation of one’s own history is also a pathway to exploring and understanding other cultures of the world through a meaningful and collaborative exchange of ideas which helps foster tolerance and dynamic social development.
DIRECTIONS OF ACTIVITY
- Cultural diplomacy as an important factor in Ukraine’s representation on an international scale;
- Euro-Atlantic integration; Ukraine’s partnership and its commitment to global development;
- Focusing on the personal growth of children and youth which is based on democratic principles and values.
The Foundation’s priority areas are in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals for access to quality education (Objective 4) and international cooperation / partnership for sustainable development (Objective 17).
FORMS OF ACTIVITY:
- Locating and returning Ukrainian antiquities—historical and cultural artifacts—that have been displaced and stored for a long time outside the country;
- Conducting historical international museum exhibitions and promoting them through various mediums, such as: audio, video and film, printed materials, postage stamps, etc.;
- Proper attribution and restoration of unique and symbolic Ukrainian artifacts;
- Support of book publishing activities;
- Academic achievement competitions and contests; in the arts and sciences for middle school, high school, and college age students;
- Initiatives for psychosocial assistance to children affected by the armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine and social adaptation of migrants from the occupied territories.