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25 October 2015

Participation in local elections - a luxury for the residents of Donbas

Today, on 25 October 2015 local elections are taking place in Ukraine. Most of internally displaced persons (IDPs) do not participate in these elections. The reason for that is the absence of registration of people who have found new homes (outside of the conflict area). According to Ukrainian law, only those who have registered can vote, and they can do that in the district where registered. But we are talking about the election of local legislators who formulate local policies in the bodies of local self-government.

It should be noted that in the Ukrainian society there is a discussion - whether to allow IDPs to vote. Proponents of providing IDPs suffrage prepared a bill №2501a-1 "On amendments to some legislative acts on ensuring the electoral rights of internally displaced persons". The bill proposes to provide that IDPs have the right to vote at the address of residence mentioned in the certificate of registration of internally displaced persons after filing of a corresponding application. This application must be submitted in person at the Voter Register managing body responsible for making changes to the electronic database.

21 October 2015

New short address!

From now on the Initiative's website - at a short address:!



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15 October 2015

We are looking for volunteers!

If you are seeking reconciliation and recovery in Donbas, welcome to the Initiative!

We are an international, dynamic and young team that is guided by the values of humanity, voluntary service and unity. Our vision for Donbas is to restore territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, to heal the societal trauma and to build the new economy in the region, based on advanced green technologies, inclusive governance, self-sustainable and resilient communities. 

We need volunteers to help manage the blog and social media pages of the initiative, contribute to situation analysis and strategy/planning. Other tasks, vacancies will add as the project will unfold.

Please fill out this form (, or write to e-mail: