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Bukovinian Agency for Regional Development

Bukovinian Agency for Regional Development

Громадська організація "Буковинська агенція регіонального розвитку"

Kobylianskoi str. 30, of. 5, 58002, Chernivtsi, Ukraine - +380372552604

description of organisation

Bukovinian Agency for Regional Development was founded in 2009 by students and university staff who work together in Chernivtsi and its region. BARD strives to foster comprehensive development of Chernivtsi region through the implementation of principles of sustainable development, good governance and democracy. It is achieved through the creation of initiatives towards social, economic, creative, cultural, spiritual and other development of the local community in both Chernivtsi and the region. The organisation works on preparation and implementation of projects in the following topics: quality of life in the community, environment protection and sustainable development, promotion of healthy life-style, education, increasing regional competitiveness and cross-border cooperation. We concentrate our efforts in the following areas of work: 1. Promotion of sustainable development 2. European values 3. Development of civil society 4. Analysis and monitoringIn this context, our regular activities are:1) Promotion of use of bicycles through the following annual events:- Bikeday. Last Saturday of May we organize cyclists' holiday in Chernivtsi as part of all-Ukrainian cyclists' movement. The aim of the activity is to promote a bicycle as means of city transport, active and healthy life-style.- European Mobility Week – a week in September, during which we promote sustainable city transport. Some of the activities were supported by Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives, German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ).2) Trainings, seminars, workshops, discussions.3) Extracurricular classes in Chernivtsi National University on European Integration, Eastern Partnership and European Programmes for Ukraine.Depending on the area of work, our target groups are:1. Promotion of sustainable development - the population of the region, children and youth, local authorities.2. European values - the population of the region, small and medium businesses, NGOs, youth, local authorities.3. Development of civil society - NGOs (including those outside Chernivtsi region), active citizens and community initiatives.4. Analysis and monitoring - governments, the media, donors and other NGOs.In the context of EVS, our main target group is young people (especially students and pupils).

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.
  • Other experience, infrastructure and resources:

    As Chernivtsi is historically multinational and multicultural city we have number of National Houses and religious communities here. BARD has contacts with representatives of such organisations, which would be additional support for volunteers with cultural differences.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Geographical obstacles
Cultural differences
Economic obstacles

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC no: 935879378 | Last updated on 03/12/2018

Organisation topics

Healthy lifestyle, active ageing

EU Citizenship, EU awareness and Democracy

International cooperation, international relations, development cooperation