Family celebration

“Circle of friends”


The project is aimed at the integration of internally displaced persons into the local community of the Zaporozhzhia city, through the implementation of a comprehensive program that includes analytical, entertaining, social and cultural – educational activities.

The aim of the project is to promote the establishment of new social contacts, acquaintances of IDPs with residents of Zaporozhzhia and also to reduce the degree of hostility between IDPs and local residents.

May 2015. The project was implemented in 2015 with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

In 2015 the following organizations were organized:

  • 14 mini-festivals;
  • 1 city holiday;
  • 4 Children’s Literature Festival “Knigolesya”.


Part of the project was a sociological study of the needs for the psychological state of IDPs Zaporozhzhia region.

On 18 of September 2016 and 3 of September 2017 the “Circle of Friends” festival was realized thanks to the grant program of the social initiatives competition “We are a city”, as well as local fundraising campaigns of the foundation. The festival brought together more than 10,000 residents and guests of the Zaporozhzhia city.

        The target audience of the project is residents of the Zaporozhzhia city, various types and spheres of activity.

Family holiday “Circle of friends” is an opportunity for local businesses to take part in the public life of the city: many entrepreneurs, start-ups, freelancers present their work at the festival or provide valuable prizes, certificates from their company for the festive lottery.

Active participation in the organization and conduct of the festival is always accepted by students of local universities and colleges.




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