The Opinion Festival 2022 gathers a bunch of ideas!

The Opinion Festival 2022 is going to take place, despite of all. This year has become an extremely challenging time for all of us, but at the same time it has opened up many new meanings, shown everything that is most important to us and exposed problems. At the moment, society really has something to talk about.

Every year, the Opinion Festival gathers people from all over Ukraine in Severodonetsk to talk about the important things that hurt the region and Ukraine as a whole.

This year our native Severodonetsk, the usual location of the festival, is occupied. We believe that the next Festivals will definitely take place in the Luhansk region, but in 2022, we are changing the format a bit.

Therefore, carefully and with the belief that everything will work out, we announce the Opinion Festival 2022 and begin collecting topics for discussion.

This year the festival will take place in early September in online and offline format.

Format of the Opinion Festival 2022:

Online part on September 5-8

Offline in Dnipro city on September 10

Offline (in the interesting location) on September 11

During the Fest, we will raise money for one of the needs of war victims. Details of the collection will be announced later.

We are waiting for you to discuss the topics!

Suggest topics that you think are worth discussing. Topics that will provide a basis for reflection and in the discussion of which, you can find new meanings, see ways to solve problems. You can submit your topic here.

Residents of Ukraine and the world in general, friends, partners and colleagues of Vostok SOS, you can all suggest topics and create the Opinion Festival with us.

We are waiting for your ideas💛

You already know that you will definitely join us at the Festival or you are afraid to miss the announcements – then you are here. Register and we will tell you about all our plans and updates.

What is the Opinion Festival?

It is a safe and comfortable space in which the community can discuss current issues and issues with the authorities, officials, opinion leaders, like-minded people, and most importantly – find solutions together.

According to the rules of the Festival, first there is a collection of topics where anyone can suggest the topic that they consider relevant and important. Then the program is formed from the most interesting and important topics. The program is based on discussions (90 minutes), where opinion leaders, government officials, the public sector, the international community share experiences, tell important details firsthand, and listeners can join the discussions by asking questions or sharing their experiences.

Experts and moderators from different cities of Ukraine and European countries will take part in the festival. Each of you can take part in the discussion or listen to others. This year the Festival will be held for the sixth time.

See the previous festival here –

You can follow all the news of the festival on the pages of social networks:



Contact: [email protected]

Organizers of the Opinion Festival are The Vostok SOS Charitable Foundation in partnership with the Estonian organization MTÜ Mondo and with the financial support of ESTDEV – Estonian Center for International Development.

The Opinion Festival is open to new partnerships.

What is the Opinion Festival?

The Opinion Festival is a safe and comfortable space in which the community can raise current issues and issues to discuss them with the authorities, authorized persons, opinion leaders, like-minded people, and find solutions together in a constructive discussion.

Experts and moderators from different cities of Ukraine and European countries will be involved in the festival. Visitors have a choice – either to participate in the discussion, or to listen to others. The festival is not only a good platform for raising any topic, but also for receiving useful feedback.

The program will be formed with the topics you offer. At the festival you can hear inspiring speeches, exchange views on socio-political issues, gain new knowledge and fresh ideas, take part in seminars, and meet new people.

The Opinion Festival has been held in Severodonetsk every autumn since 2017 and already has positive results, as it affects the general culture of social interactions in the region. You can read about the previous Festivals, on the Vostok SOS website, and on the Facebook page we offer to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the action, looking at emotional photos.

Communicate and share thoughts, learn new things and relax!

Follow the news on the event’s Facebook page.

Contacts for communication:

Yulia Kishenko

[email protected]