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Myropolis, launched as a forum of youth from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts back in 2019, has been changing its format year after year to follow the needs and priorities of young women and men. It’s a YPS-inspired initiative with a youth community of more than 500 people: those who were, are, and will be drivers of change in their communities and among their peers. The war ruined their dreams and aspirations, yet they are not stopped by it and remain active citizens.

During the unprecedented times of 2022, Myropolis happened again and following the successful cases of previous years – it was fully led and coordinated by young people. An initiative that became “displaced” itself was co-organised by Donetsk regional youth council and “Youth East” NGO. Myropolis united displaced youth and those young women and men living in the recipient community – the historical city of Kamianets-Podilskyi in Khmelnytskyi Oblast. Among the participants were representatives of youth councils, students of the universities in exile, leaders of civil society organisations, and volunteers.

United by Myropolis, together with alumni of the previous years and representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, 60 participants of this youth meet-up offered their view on the most pressing challenges faced by young people during the war and listed the possible solutions as seen by Myropolis community.