Opinion Festival

Opinion Festival is a traditional intellectual festival of Donbass

The Festival is an open platform for discussing socially important issues, where everyone can voice their opinion or receive feedback.

HISTORY

How did it all begin?

Opinion Festival takes place in Severodonetsk every September. The idea to create such a festival in Ukraine belongs to Vostok SOS partners from the Estonian NGO Mondo. In Estonia, a similar event Arvamusfestival arvamusfestival covers almost the entire country, and its smaller copy took place in Luhansk region for the first time in 2017.

Then was born a clear vision of what this Festival should be like. Through the Festival, Severodonetsk becomes a magnet for people from all over Ukraine and an opportunity to develop the region through an interesting cultural and educational event.

You can take a look at the Opinion Festival experience in Estonia here  

How does it usually happen?

Collection of topics: To understand what worries the society the most, a few months before the Festival we start collecting possible topics from those interested. This format gives everyone a chance to suggest topics that are of importance for them or the city, or to recommend an expert and join the organization of the Festival. We discuss everything: education, reforms, organization of urban space, implementation of legislative initiatives, photography, cinema, sports, art, ecology or anything else that presently worries the society.

Search for experts: To discuss selected topics, we invite opinion leaders, professionals in the topics, or government officials who can talk simply about complex matters, give answers to the questions of participants and, upon hearing a request, try to solve the voiced problem.

HOW DOES IT USUALLY HAPPEN?

HOW TO CONTACT US?

Yulia Krasilnikova [email protected] (097) 144 06 58

Yulia Kishenko [email protected], (099) 078 46 66

Opinion Festival on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/opinionfestival

FRIENDS AND PARTNERS OF THE FESTIVAL

MTÜ Mondo

UA: ДОНБАС і UA: українське радіо Пульс.

Кризовий медіа-центр «Сіверський Донець» 

Democracy Reporting International Ukraine 

Ресурсний центр ГУРТ 

Українська Гельсінська спілка з прав людини

ВНУ ім. Даля 

Освітній дім прав людини – Чернігів

Libereco – Partnership for human rights

Чеський центр 

Міністерства закордонних справ Чеської республіки

Міністерства закордонних справ Естонії 

Посольство Швейцарії в Україні

Посольство Естонії Київ

ГО “Дім чотирилапи”

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