The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine is having a massive impact on Ukrainian society. The destruction of archives, libraries and museums serves to weaken Ukrainian culture and its identity-forming power and to erase the historical memory of the Ukrainian nation. In our YeMistechko funding program, we support museums, libraries and other cultural institutions that consider themselves identity-forming places, want to shape life in their communities and mobilize people.
Together with the local community, administration and civil society organizations, museums, libraries, cultural centers and other suitable locations create living encounter places. Projects that are committed to the needs of survivors of National Socialist persecution, involve minorities and also pay attention to the needs of repatriates and internally displaced persons are especially appreciated.