The activity of the Charitable Foundation Ukrainian-Polish Centre for Management, Entrepreneurship and Investment Development are aimed at the following initiatives and events:
Educational and cultural projects for young people are held annually as part of short-term academic mobility programmes in cooperation with Polish partner organizations. About 40 people take part in internships and language practices each year.
2020-2021 Alfred Nobel University (Dnipro, Ukraine) together with Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań, Poland) implemented the project «We Teach Polish in Ukraine». The project was supported by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) under the programme «Promocja języka polskiego». Throughout the year, 30 teachers and lecturers of the Polish language from different regions of Ukraine took part in distance learning and improved their linguistic and didactic competencies, considering today's requirements. The programme included the introduction to the latest methods of teaching the language and aspects of Poland's history and culture, as well as the presentation of materials and programmes for online teaching. Programme participants also had the opportunity to share their own achievements and present their success stories.
2018-2019 – two stages of the project ‘Education for All and Everyone’ were implemented, which aims to improve the quality and accessibility of higher education for people with disabilities. The aim of the project is to intensify the Ukrainian higher educational institutions’ activities to create opportunities for social inclusion of people with disabilities and to develop universal educational programmes as a tool for self-realization and integration of people with disabilities into the social environment.
The project was implemented as part of the Lane Kirkland Scholarship Program, which is administered by the Leaders of Change Foundation and funded by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation.
2017 – a joint integration youth project ‘Młodzi z pasją: myśl i działaj / Passionate Youth: Think and Make your Ideas Come True’ in partnership with Politechnica Gdańska. The project included masterclasses, workshops, and lectures.
2016 – the Centre participated in the organization of the International Nobel Congress ‘Peacebuilding and Educational Mission of Nobel Laureates in Modern Global Conditions’. The Congress was initiated, organized, and held by Alfred Nobel University.
2014 – the Centre participated in the organization of the Fourth International Nobel Economic Congress ‘World Economy of the XXI Century: Cycles and Crises’. The Congress was initiated, organized, and held by Alfred Nobel University.
2013 – the Ukrainian-Polish project within the European programme ‘Development of Ukrainian Media International Cooperation to Cover European Living Standards’ financially supported by the International Renaissance Foundation. The aim of the project is to cover European standards, practices, and values on example of the EU citizens’ everyday life. The leader of the project was the Ukrainian-Polish TV and Radio Company ‘Spivdruzhnist’ (TV channel 27 in Dnipro) (from 2016, the TV company ‘NobelTV’).
Organization of the exhibition ‘There are no children, there are people’, dedicated to the Independence Day of Poland with the assistance of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Kharkiv.
Organization of the Festival of Polish Culture ‘Kalejdoskop Twórczości: Kształty Polski’. The partners of the festival were: Alfred Nobel University, the Union of Poles ‘Ognisko’, and the Central City Library of Dnipro.
2012 – the Centre participated in the organization of the Third World Nobel Congress in Economics ‘The Role of Economic Science in Forming National Strategies’. The congress was initiated and organized by Alfred Nobel University. A special event of the Congress was the grand opening of the poster exhibition ‘Women in Polish Science’ (a joint project with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine) with the participation of Jan Granat, Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine.
Organization of the exhibition “General Anders’ Army” with the assistance of the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Kharkiv. The exposition was created by the Council for the Protection of Struggle and Martyrdom Sites (Rada Ochrony Pamięci Walk i Męczeństwa), Warsaw, Poland, and was dedicated to the little-known chapters in the history of the Second World War.
2010 – the Centre participated in the organization of the Forum ‘World Economy of the XXI Century: Cycles and Crises’. The Second International Nobel Economic Forum was initiated and held by the Dnipropetrovsk University of Economics and Law (since 2011 Alfred Nobel University). The forum was attended by two presidents: Leonid Kuchma, the President of Ukraine (1994-2005), and Aleksander Kwasniewski, the President of the Republic of Poland (1995-2005).
2007 – organization of the VII Festival of Polish Culture of the South-Eastern Region of Ukraine in partnership with the NGO ‘Union of Poles “Ognisko”’ of the Dnipropetrovsk region.
May 28-30, 2009 – a meeting of Ukrainian and Polish business circles ‘Current state of Ukrainian-Polish cooperation. Joint Path: Potential, Prospects Analysis’ with the participation of Leonid Kuchma, the President of Ukraine (1994-2005), and Aleksander Kwasniewski, the President of the Republic of Poland (1995-2005). The aim of the meeting is to summarize the experience of Ukrainian-Polish cooperation gained in recent years, discuss energy saving as a strategic direction for the development of modern production and life, analyse the existing potential and its implementation in interstate relations, activities in innovation, education, and science.
2004 – official opening of the Juliusz Słowacki Memorial. Opening of the Ukrainian-Polish exhibition of modern computer design by students of Poland and Ukraine. Organization of the International Scientific Conference ‘Globalization and the European Choice of Ukraine: Problems of the Implementation Theory and Practice’ and the Polish-Ukrainian Scientific Seminar ‘Peculiarities of the Current State of Polish-Ukrainian Relations’ with the participation of scientists from Dnipropetrovsk University of Economics and Law (since 2011 Alfred Nobel University), Oles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University, Center for Historical Polish Studies of Ivan Franko Lviv National University, National Museum of Taras Shevchenko (Kyiv), the Polish Institute in Kyiv, the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Kharkiv.
2003 – the Polish Language Club was established, which provides consultations on the study of the Polish language and introduces the participants to Polish culture and traditions. The meetings with prominent Polish figures are taking place. Participants of the club take part in international student mobility projects and language internships at Polish universities and language training centers. A library of educational literature and works of art by Polish authors has been created.
2003 – the culturological direction of the Centre's activity was developed. The art projects were implemented: Polish-Ukrainian project ‘Garden of Atonement’, an exhibition of students and teachers of the Lyceum of Plastic Arts. named after J. Chermentovsky, the exhibition ‘Poland through the eyes of Ukrainian children’, dedicated to the Independence Day of the Republic of Poland.
2001-2004 – development of the Ukrainian-Polish Internet portal in Ukrainian and Polish (www.upcfc.org.). The portal provides information support for cooperation between the two countries in business, law, education, culture, and tourism. The catalog of Ukrainian and Polish companies looking for partners in Poland and Ukraine is posted on the portal free of charge and is constantly updated. The bilingual portal daily monitors and covers current political, legislative, business, and cultural information provided by the media in Ukraine, as well as information on relations with Poland and NATO, European integration processes in Ukraine.
Business contacts have been established with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, the Polish and Polish-Ukrainian Chambers of Commerce, the International Union of Polish Entrepreneurs in Ukraine, which contribute to the partnership of Ukrainian and Polish entrepreneurs. Joint events are being held to attract Ukrainian and Polish entrepreneurs to participate in exhibition activities abroad and business missions of Poland and Ukraine.