A very unique event was held by Ukrainian Students for Freedom on November 23-25 in Kyiv.  The event of such kind was organized for the first time in the Eastern Europe! Students’ Model of Congress — a simulation game for students and young leaders.

This game reflects the mechanism of work of the US Congress. The event was held in form of congressional hearings, each of which has its own specification. By analogy with the structure of the US Congress, participants of Students’ Model of Congress were divided into two parties: The Blue Party and the Yellow Party — ideologically polar political forces, each of which defended its ideals and principles of state building.

The following issues were discussed during the Event:  Privatization of state-owned enterprises; educational reform; implementation of E-Government; a nuclear-free status of Ukraine; gun control reform; etc.

It were a very productive 3 days for 100 participants, who were representing 23 universities from 15 regions of Ukraine! Also, among the invited guests of the event, we had 3 deputies of Ukrainian parliament, who spoke with motivational speeches for our youth. We hope that the skills and experience gained during the event will be useful to our participants in the future!

At such a difficult time for our country, we are glad that there are young people who can and definitely will create a better future for all of us — a future without wars, corruption and inefficiency.

Ukrainian Students for Freedom has won Atlas Network’s 2018 Smith Student Outreach Award for its inaugural Leadership Program, which works with student leaders to provide communicative skills and knowledge on a range of activities from policy proposals to hosting events. Launched in 2013, the Smith Student Outreach Award is an annual award recognizing the best student-focused project for liberty. The winning organization receives $3,000 and is selected from among current year grantees. The award is generously sponsored by the Smith Family Foundation.

Привіт із Нью-Йорку! На цьогорічному Liberty Forum, який організовують наші партнери Atlas Network, Українські Студенти за Свободу отримали нагороду як найкращий студентський проект року!

Опубліковано Українські Студенти за Свободу Четвер, 8 листопад 2018 р.

“The work of Ukrainian Students for Freedom has strengthened my hope for the future,” said Dr. Tom Palmer, executive vice president for international programs and George M. Yeager chair for advancing liberty at Atlas Network. “In a country riven by factionalism and cronyism, war and violence, a principled group of young people have boldly stood up for liberty and the rule of law, for property and free exchange, for limited government as the framework for voluntary and peaceful cooperation, in short, for the public good. Ukrainian Students for Freedom work closely with Atlas Network’s partners and their activist network stretches throughout the country. They demand a free country and they will have it.”