On the day of “Summer Nicholas”, May 22, 2018, the team of the Youth Public Organization “Modern Format” had the honor to host a delegation from the European Investment Bank and the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine led by UNDP Director in Ukraine Mr. Yantomas Khimstra.
At the expense of a useful ivan-tea with fragrant honey, the time passed very quickly. The meeting turned out to be constructive, rich, several points of contact were found that should be developed in the future. Upon completion of the meeting, the guests and the hosts of the meeting have a feeling that not all issues have been discussed and communication should be continued.
During the meeting, Zhanna Solovyova, chairwoman of the NGO “Modern Format”, briefly talked about the organization’s activities, voiced the plans and challenges facing the organization as a regional hub for the development of CSOs.
Mr Yantomas Khimstra outlined the activities of UNDP in Zhytomyr oblast, including those related to the support of infrastructure projects, as well as the development of civil society and the protection of human rights.
In brief, the plans of the European Investment Bank’s business development activities through lending were voiced by Jan Willem Lohr, a representative of the project office of the European Investment Bank in Luxembourg.
The participants of the meeting agreed to continue discussing the possibilities of further cooperation in the online mode.
For the IHO “Modern Format” this meeting is very valuable and symbolic since since February 2018 our organization has begun its activity as a regional hub for the development of civil society organizations within the Ukrainian Hub Network, which carry out their activities with the support of UNDP in Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cases in Denmark.