The Association of Ukrainian Organisations in Estonia is a union of Ukrainian organisations throughout Estonia founded on May 30, 2000.
According to the Statute of the Association, its purpose is to unify, coordinate the work and increase the effectiveness of the activities of Ukrainian communities in Estonia, as well as to support and develop Ukrainian-Estonian and international cultural ties.
The Association constantly admits new Ukrainian organisations as members, provides opportunities for their development, protects their rights and interests, and promotes their participation in integration processes.
Various cultural events such as the International festivals Northern Star and Flowers of Ukraine, concerts, literary and chamber evenings, vocal competitions, cultural and educational city events, and conferences are held under the auspices of the Association of Ukrainian Organisations in Estonia.
One of the Association's main activities is organising the work with children and youth. Since day one of their existence, local Ukrainian communities in multiple cities have organised Sunday and Saturday schools, classes for in-depth language learning and interest groups.
For more than 20 years, Sunday schools have been operating at societies that are part of the Association:
In Tallinn and Sillamäe, the creation of Ukrainian language classes in state gymnasiums was also initiated.
In 2001, the Association of Ukrainian Organisations in Estonia was awarded the Certificate of Honor of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "For significant contribution to creating a positive image of Ukraine in the world and public activity". The Association received numerous acknowledgements and certificates from the Ministry of Population of Estonia, the Ministry of Culture of Estonia, the city governments of Tallinn and Tartu, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Estonia, the Foundation for Integration and Migration of Estonia. Patriarch Filaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kyiv Patriarchate awarded the Association a Blessed Letter and a medal. Liubomyr Huzar, the Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, also awarded it a commemorative medal.
Since 2014, the Association has been actively supporting the Ukrainian people in their struggle for independence and freedom. With the beginning of russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Association created the Aid for Ukraine Headquarters, which continues to work to this day and provides various assistance to the Armed Forces and the civilian population of Ukraine.