Rostyslav SEMKA, Ukraine
PROJECT: “Enroot Resilience”: Assisting Ukrainian Youth Representatives of CSOs with Organisation Stability

Having experienced first-hand how to live in conditions of uncertainty, Rostyslav Semka is using his fellowship project to explore the topic of resilience and resistance, collecting positive practices of Ukrainian CSOs and spreading the results to the wider public. Being directly related to the life and challenges faced by CSOs in Ukraine, Rostyslav believes that with his project he will help their representatives implement new practices and tools.

Rostyslav has participated in various international conferences and trainings and has significant experience of active social work with children and youth in Ukraine and abroad. Since 2019, he has been working in the civic sector in Ukraine. In 2021 he was a Spark Fund panelist, and in 2022 he become the head of the “Inspiration Place” NGO. Rostyslav is also an active member of the Young European Ambassadors in Ukraine initiative (YEAs). And in 2021, he became a member of the commission on membership of the National Youth Council of Ukraine.

Rostyslav – has a Master’s degree in the specialty “Management of foreign economic activity” at the State University of Trade and Economics. Не has expert knowledge in the areas of: Education and Youth Engagement.

«From the first days of war, many Ukrainian organizations did not know how to continue their activities, how to support their members… Now, after living in such conditions for more than a year, many organizations have their own creative and interesting cases of how they responded to unforeseen challenges. I am sure that facilitating exchange of successful experiences and the dialogue between representatives of various CSOs and the dissemination of positive practices will help the effective joint creation of new opportunities for youth by youth.» – Rostyslav SEMKA

“Enroot Resilience”: Assisting Ukrainian Youth Representatives of CSOs with Organisation Stability

Fellowship Summary: Assisting Ukrainian young activists and youth CSOs with organization development and increasing resilience of their CSOs / initiatives by collecting and sharing best practices, tools and methods used by Ukrainian CSOs / initiatives and proven to be efficient in the current context. The selected tools and methods will be shared through articles, video workshops and chat bot. Exchange of successful experiences, ideas and joint creation of new opportunities for youth by youth will be facilitated within a conference.

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Fellowship Programs 2022
Country Ukraine
Areas of Interest Awareness raising
Capacity development
Topics Support to local actors to provide basic services
Youth empowerment
Project duration February - September 2023