If you haven’t been following the dynamically developing initiative of students from the University of Warsaw, then we are happy to inform you that their Common Europe Foundation – the publisher of this website – has started another bold project, thanks to the support of the International Solidarity Foundation.
First of all, I am pleased to inform you that our Common Europe Foundation – in cooperation with the Ukrainian Regional Press Development Institute, the Slovak organisation Memo 98, and Czech Transitions – has started a new level of developing our project: the open regional and multi-lingual information-and- blogging platform Eastbook.eu.
It’s been three years!
It’s been three years since we – with the help of Alexey Sidorenko – managed to launch a student newspaper about the Eastern Partnership countries. We have grown up a little bit, as we were able to create a single regional media based in Poland with regular publications in English, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian. The members of our editorial team live in Belarus, Estonia, Poland and Ukraine, and the range of our cooperators is much broader. We are working hard to build a special space that focuses on the potential of Eastern Europe and overcomes the language barrier dividing its residents.
do you know that the Eastbook.eu portal is a non-profit enterprise? It exists thanks to the generosity of our donors, including the National Endowment for Democracy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, the International Visegrad Fund, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of National Education of Poland, and, finally, the Foundation for International solidarity.
In this new project we will strengthen our Ukrainian-language version in Kyiv, now headed by Evgeniy Voropay. Thanks to the Ukrainian partner he will get some infrastructure help and be able to expand the Ukrainian edition. In addition, we will hold two seminars on citizen journalism for young talents in Ukraine – with professional coaches from our Czech and Slovak partners. Moreover, our goal is to organise online broadcasts from conferences and relevant events in the region of Eastern Europe. This is an innovative and technologically complex task, but thanks to Krzysztof Neczypor’s commitment and creativity of the coordinator soon you can expect first broadcasts live at your homes.
Cross your fingers and wish us good luck!
Chairman of the Common Europe Foundation – the publisher of Eastbook.eu
P.S. Remember: Eastbook.eu is open to all who want to share their texts about the “eastern lung” of Europe and talk with their friends and family without language, geographical and most profound – mental – barriers. Welcome to our registration system, you need just to create an account. The most interesting posts will be translated into other languages of the portal.
Translated by MA