Nikolaev had a unique chance to prove to be the European city - this month implementation of the "European City of Nikolaev Opened to the World" project begins. It was succeeded to realize this project thanks to a grant of 15 thousand dollars which allocated the International fund "Vozrozhdeniye" (competition "European Identity of the South of Ukraine").
The project is calculated on nine months - from June 1, 2009 to February 28, 2010. On project presentation which took place on June 24, the mayor of Nikolaev Vladimir Chaika emphasized that we aspired to it some years and now the world community already knows about our city.
The volunteer Korpusa of the World of the USA in Ukraine Charles Makkonell who was present on presentation, added: "The modern world flat - all hierarchies died. Now all nations are equal and people of different nationalities are equal, and Nikolaev is a part of the world community".
The essence of the "European City of Nikolaev Opened to the World" project consists in carrying out a number of actions which will be directed on that nikolayevets realized the European identity and prospects of a development of the city and the region as a whole.
In particular it was sounded that within carrying out the project it is planned for the City Day to conduct survey of citizens about communications of Nikolaev with the European cities - than are similar, and than differ what feature at our city, etc.is
Among the Nikolaev school students competition of compositions on a subject "Will be held from July 1 to October 15 that means to be the European? As far as we, nikolayevets, are Europeans". On competition will be accepted not only prose, but also works poetically, written in the Ukrainian, Russian or English languages. However there are restrictions to volume - to five printing pages. Winners will be awarded by diplomas and the gifts, in addition the best works will be published in the local press.
The director of the Center of social programs of the company Dmitry Murashko told RUSAL gathered that from June 24 to October 16 in Nikolaev will pass a photo contest among city youth "the Nikolaev — Europe Photoexpress. In competition can take part as professionals, and simply fans, restriction is available only on age - from 16 to 35 years.
On the Photo contest photos in three nominations will be accepted:
- "Nikolaev - the city of contrasts", photos of daily, household subject which display interesting, bright, high points from hometown or village life can be presented to the nominations.
- "We - different, we - equal", the nomination beats off striking and indicative traits of people of different sectors of society, cultural traditions of the European people - tolerance, tolerance, the attitude towards physically disabled people, people of advanced years.
- "We are on friendly terms - we Love - we Cooperate", the nomination includes identikits on which events of the international cooperation and prospect of the subsequent interaction are represented. These works have to have substantial loading.
Dmitry Murashko reported that the prize fund of a photo contest makes three thousand hryvnias, from them the award of 500 hryvnias, for the second place - 300 hryvnias, for the third - 200 hryvnias will be handed over to the winner. The best photoworks will be used in a mobile photo exhibition, and the most original even will be able to decorate the foyer of the Nikolaev Executive Committee of the City Soviet of People's Deputies.
Is also planned to carry out scientifically - practical conference and four public discussions concerning introduction of innovative approaches and the European standards, and also the European and universal values.
Search, systematization and distribution of information on potential European partners of local governments, the budgetary establishments and public organizations of the city in the sphere of introduction of the European standards will be in addition carried out to different spheres of life of society.
All actions of the project will have partner character. The chief performer of this project is the Nikolaev city META charity foundation, as co-organizers the city CARESS fund, the Center of social programs RUSAL, ChGU of Pyotr Mogila, etc. act.
The project manager the head of board of META fund Tatyana Tverdaya noted that, probably, "The European city of Nikolaev opened to the world" is a little and the ambitious name for such project, "but there is a strong wish that and was". "Wishing inaccessible, we make impossible", - Tatyana Tverdaya quoted. And it is valid though to Nikolaev it is still very far to the European cities but if to set to itself the purpose, everything can achieve, it is necessary to look only "the city wheel" will have who and where it is this city "зарулит" …