Civic Education in Ukraine


18 September 2020

“Do you have an idea? Implement!” – a new course has launched at VUM online

The course “Do you have an idea? Implement! Project Design for Social Initiatives” is for all who have an idea for a great social project, or is inspired to do something. But, at the same time, there is no understanding how to start and where to look for the guide that will shine a light on fear and misunderstanding.

The slogan of the course is “Do you have an idea? Implement!” And we are ready to help!

Everyone has an experience in creating and managing projects, because everyone has implemented many different projects in their life – repairs in the apartment, the organization of vacation, obtaining a driver’s license, celebrating birthday organization and so on. So everyone has an intuitive knowledge of how to create and implement a project. In this course, participants will be able to structure their knowledge and apply it to positive change in their community.

There are no instructions for creating the perfect project, because it does not exist. The project design is like cooking: there are many recipes, but a real masterpiece appears thanks to the inspiration and skill of the cook, a unique set of spices and secret ingredients. It is impossible to turn everyone into a chief cook, but this course will definitely introduce the key processes of a project kitchen.

This course is for those who:

  • wants to be a part of positive change in his community, but does not know how to start;
  • has a good idea, but does not know how to implement it;
  • has experience in implementing social projects, but wants to improve knowledge and skills, and bring projects to a new level;
  • is an experienced project manager, but has never worked with social projects, so they want to learn more and understand how social projects differ from all others.

This course is for everyone who wants to be realized, improved and motivated in social activities. The course used the methodology of the Active Citizens program of the British Council, which is implemented in 68 countries.

The course is in Ukrainian. It is free and open for everyone.

It is supported by the project ” Strengthening Cross-Sectoral Collaboration for Social Cohesion” (SC3), co-funded by the British Council and the European Union, and implemented by the British Council in conjunction with the NGO “Strong Community”, the NGO “Youth Platform” and the Kherson Regional Charitable Foundation “Union”.