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Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Estonia

Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Estonia was founded and registered on February 7, 2000 in Tallinn, Estonia. It started its activities in May 2000.

Objective Association of Ukrainian organizations in Estonia: associations of Ukrainian societies in Estonia.

Goal of Association of Ukrainian organizations in Estonia: coordination and efficiency, support and development of organizations in the field of preservation of traditions, Ukrainian language, culture, art, as an integral part of Estonian cultural heritage.

The Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Estonia is not an organization that absorbs other societies but is a kind of coordinating council. Members of the Board of the Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Estonia are chairmen and leaders of Ukrainian communities and societies that are included in the organization. The Board decides which joint activities will be held and plans their funding. On that ground, organizations are completely independent in their activities.

The following events are traditionally held under the auspices of the Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Estonia:

  • International festival of Ukrainian art “North Star”, for adults.
  • International Festival of Children’s and Youth Creativity “Flowers of Ukraine”,
  • Solemn concerts dedicated to the Independence Day of Ukraine,
  • Days of Remembrance for famous Ukrainian figures of culture and art,
  • Choral evenings with other choirs,
  • Celebration of St. Nicholas Day,
  • Folklore events dedicated to the Christmas holidays,
  • Conference,
  • Organization of children’s recreation camps,
  • Chamber evenings,
  • Concerts of soloists,
  • Literary evenings,
  • Participation in international festivals and vocal competitions,
  • Conducting concerts,
  • City events of cultural and educational orientation.

Sunday School “Nadia” is officially registered with the Association, and board members have initiated the creation of Ukrainian language classes at the state gymnasiums in Tallinn and Sillamäe where Ukrainian language, history, culture, music and art are taught. You can also get legal advice, translation of documents, and other help.

In 2001, the Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Estonia was awarded the Diploma of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine “For significant contribution to the formation of a positive image of Ukraine in the world, active public activity.” It has been repeatedly awarded Certificates of Appreciation and Diplomas from the Ministry of Population of Estonia, the Ministry of Culture of Estonia and the City of Tallinn, Tartu, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Embassy of Ukraine in Estonia, the Foundation for Integration and Migration Of the Kyiv Patriarchate by Metropolitan Filaret, awarded the commemorative medal of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church by His Beatitude Lubomyr Husar.

Coordination of activities has increased the role of the Ukrainian diaspora in Estonia. The experience of the Association has shown that cooperation raises the spirit of competition, the desire to help others and, most importantly, to be together in an interesting, profitable, attractive way.


Volodymyr Palamar,

president
Estonian Association of Ukrainian Organizations