On August 13-16, we gathered the most active students of the Southern region at the training camp near Vinnytsia. For 4 days, our participants listened to interesting lectures, exchanged knowledge, and created projects related to libertarianism.

Students began training with the lecture by Marian Zablocki. He spoke about political leadership and the importance of economic freedom.

Oleg Goncharenko was able to interest students in philosophy and prove that it is useful in everyday life. Daniil Lubkin, the head of Ukrainian Students for Freedom, spoke about the basic principles of economics, and Taras Pogrebnyak shared the philosophy and history of creating his own startup.

Participants also had the opportunity to listen to the lecture on political science by Valentin Krasnopyorov. Ivan Omelyan’s lecture on how to set goals became one of the most successful. Our communication manager Alyona Kara talked about communications in a public organization.

We divided all participants into five teams so that they could learn to work in teams and create advocacy campaigns. They worked on the following topics: gun control, legalization of marijuana, customs clearance of cars with European license plates, organ transplantation, and decriminalization of sex work. The gun control campaign was recognized as the best one. Team members working on this topic have been invited to participate in the USF Golden Retreat.

Also, during the Program, we awarded the best members of our organization. Anastasia Volichenko received the Project of the Year nomination for the «Libertarian game» in Kremenchuk. Denis Glushko was awarded for Organization Loyalty. Daria Onishchuk received the nomination «Future of the USF».

We thank everyone for these four days, and we are glad to welcome new activists in the big family of the USF!

On August 10-13, a training camp for participants from the Eastern region took place near Vinnytsia. We gathered the most active youth and spent 4 days studying, communicating, and creating projects.

The most important achievement and advantage of the camp was an interesting curriculum. Just imagine, participants had the opportunity to learn about economics, political science, philosophy, activism, business, management, and more.

For example, Maria Mezentseva told our participants about leadership in politics, the importance of economic freedom, and answered questions about the current political situation in Ukraine.

Valentin Krasnopyorov introduced the participants to political science. Anton Kolumbet told about the experience of organizing large actions, and Anastasia Baklan taught the participants how to achieve their goals.

In addition to training, students had the opportunity to work in teams and create their own advocacy campaigns. We suggested the following topics for discussion: gun control, legalization of marijuana, customs clearance of cars with European license plates, organ transplantation, and decriminalization of sex work. The winning team was the participants who created a campaign about the decriminalization of sex work. They have been invited to participate in the USF Golden Retreat.

Also, during the Program, we awarded the best members of our organization. Sofia Malus received the Project of the Year nomination for the “School of the Legislator” in Sumy. Anastasia Kucherenko won the nomination for Organization Loyalty. Denis Shapovalov received the nomination “Future of the USF”.

We are glad that new active members have joined the organization. Welcome to our team!

On September 30-August 2, a training camp for participants from the Kyiv region was held in Vinnytsia. 25 active students joined the Leadership Program to meet interesting people, learn a lot, and create their own projects.

The training began with a lecture by Marian Zablocki. He told the participants about economic freedom and leadership in politics.

Daniil Lubkin introduced students to the basics of economics., and Valentin Krasnopyorov told students about the basics of political science. Participants were also able to learn why it is worth studying philosophy. Viktor Kozlovsky, a lecturer at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, told them about this.

In addition, one of the lectures on the Leadership Program was dedicated to self-development. Ivan Omelyan taught students how to set goals and achieve them.

During the training camp, five teams created and presented advocacy campaigns. They focused on gun control, legalization of marijuana, customs clearance of cars with European license plates, organ transplantation, and decriminalization of sex work. The winning team was the participants who created a campaign about gun control. They have been invited to participate in the USF Golden Retreat.

We also awarded the best members of our organization. Anatoliy Didyk received the Project of the Year nomination for the action «The first humanitarian convoy to Russia». Mariana Hrushka won the nomination for Organization Loyalty. Kateryna Rumyantseva was awarded in the nomination «Future of the USF».

We are glad to welcome new members of the organization to the team!

On July 26-31, the first training camp of the Leadership Program took place near Vinnytsia. Participants attended lectures, participated in various pieces of training, communicated, exchanged ideas, and created their own projects.

The training program was full of lectures in many fields of knowledge. Thanks to Natalia Pipa, participants were able to learn about leadership in politics. Andriy Zelinsky gave a lecture on philosophy and the basics of leadership.

All participants really enjoyed the lecture from Ivan Omelyan, who talked about how to set goals and achieve them.

Our participants were also able to learn how to start their own business. Vladislav Malchevsky told them about his experience.

During the training camp, five teams developed and presented advocacy campaigns. They worked on the following topics: gun control, legalization of marijuana, customs clearance of cars with European license plates, organ transplantation, and decriminalization of sex work. The winners were participants who created a campaign for medical cannabis. They have been invited to participate in the USF Golden Retreat.

We have also awarded the best members of the organization! Andriy Panasyuk won the nomination «Future of the USF». Roman Lishnyansky received the Project of the Year nomination for creating «Online Library» and educational activities. Anastasia Pavliuk won the nomination for Organization Loyalty.

We are glad that our team grows every year! There are many plans and achievements ahead.

On February 21-23, 150 students from all over the country gathered in Kyiv to participate in the Students’ Model Congress 2020!

The first day began with the committee hearings. In the Conciliation Hall of the Verkhovna Rada discussed the issues of opening the land market, the experts were Oleksiy Mushak — advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and Sergiy Bilenko — one of the authors of the bill on land reform.

After the official opening of the Students’ Model Congress as well as the hearings, delegates on committees began work on their bills. Experts also assisted them: Roman Gromyk — manager of international advocacy for the occupied territories; Alexander Bartley — representative of The Coca-Cola Company in Ukraine on environmental issues; Taras Ratushnyy – a public figure, leader of Konoplyana Pravda.

During the second day, participants worked fruitfully on the committees. And in the evening, they were invited to the October Palace at the annual Ball of the Students’ Model Congress. This year it was dedicated to George Washington’s birthday.

Live music, waltz, gorgeous outfits — we wanted every delegate to feel a unique atmosphere this evening. The Сongress Ball is a time for communication, new acquaintances as well as relaxation that all lawmakers need.

The third day began at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine — members of Congress gathered here to consider and vote on six bills. At the beginning of the meeting,  deputies of Ukrainian parliament Marian Zablotsky and Inna Sovsun spoke motivational speeches for our youth.

The moratorium on the sale of agricultural land legalized medical cannabis, the bill on energy reform, and the use of the Ukrainian Forest Fund was abolished. Congress has not voted in favor of reforming the legal status of the occupied territories and reforming the term service.

Delegates! We thank you for your interest and fruitful work! Each of you has made a lot of efforts, confident that the experience gained during the Students’ Model Congress will help achieve your goals!

Our team carried out the last training camp for the Leadership Program in Kharkiv. We brought together young people from the Eastern and Southern regions. Everyone has different views and opinions, but all share a common goal — to become a true leader!

Three days speakers gave of instructional lectures on different topics. Julia Bidenko — the lecturer at Kharkiv National University and political expert, explains political ideologies in times of populism as well as the basics of advocacy. Mykhailo Lavrovskyi — CEO of the Ukrainian Economic Freedom Foundation, shared his experience internship in America. Daniil Lubkin — CEO of the Ukrainian Students for Freedom, told the secrets of successful public speaking.

Participants divided into teams and developed their projects. The winner was the team “Antyutopia,” which presented the role-playing game “Liberty game.” Team members received 13,000 hryvnias for realization and guaranteed seats at the USF Golden Retreat!

We have awarded the best members of the organization! Taras Pogrebnyak received the Future of the USF nomination. Taras is actively involved in our projects. The status of coordinator and nomination for “Project of the Year 2019” was awarded to Max Shyrochenkov for the implementation of the “Lawmaker School,” besides, Maxim heads the Kharkiv center and actively promotes the USF in the alley of public organizations!

Thank each participant for their active and fruitful work, more common projects ahead!

On August 2-4, we gathered the best representatives of the Western region at the training camp of the Leadership Program. For three busy days, near Vinnytsia, we combined training, rest, and lots of work!

Experts in various fields were invited to the training camp to discuss relevant topics and share case studies with participants. How to properly communicate with journalists? Tetiana Skupova, Head of Corporate Communications at an international corporation, explained in her own experience. What is the country of Liberland? Imre Wessels, the ambassador of Liberland in Ukraine, had an interesting lecture.

How to go for an internship in America? Mykhailo Lavrovskyi, the co-founder of our organization, shared his experience. Daniil Lublin — CEO of the USF told the secrets of oratory art.


At the end of the camp, all participants competed for the best project. The board game – “The Land of Tanaland” won. The authors of the project believe that it will help to increase awareness of the role of business and government in government-building processes. The One in Canoeing Team, composed of Jaroslav Zhdanovich and Olya Filevych, received a grant of 13,000 grivnas for the implementation and seats at the USF Golden Retreat!

We have also awarded the best members of the organization! Victoria Oshur won the nomination “Future of the USF” the girl heads the Lviv cell and takes an active part in each of our projects. Anastasia Pavlyuk received the Project of the Year nomination for conducting a public discussion on cannabis in Chernivtsi. Vlad Malchevskiy won the nomination for Organization Loyalty for his active assistance in the implementation of large-scale projects!

Every participant in the Western camp now has a card of the USF activist. We are one team! Thank you for your dedication and interest!

The Leadership Program training camp was held on July 26-28 in Kyiv. The participants attended lectures and training for three days. Participants learned how public relation strategies are being developed in large corporations, learned public speaking techniques as well as learned methods for publicity campaigns during majoritarian elections.

During the training, camp participants developed and presented projects. The Liberty MOVIEment project won in Kyiv. The team wants to spread the values and ideas of libertarianism by making short videos. The team won a grant of 13,000 hryvnias and received guaranteed seats at the USF Golden Retreat!


We also awarded the best members of our organization. Dmitry Usik won the nomination for “Project of the Year” for the implementation of the “Who is John Galt” school of objectivism. “The Future of the USF” nomination was received by Vasyl Dyba for his activity and dedication to our organization!


We sincerely congratulate all winners and new members of Ukrainian Students for Freedom! We see the fire in your eyes — together, we can do great things!

In June, we completed a student school: “Who is John Galt?”. For two months, 15 participants improved the knowledge of Objectivism and studied the way of life Ayn Rand, a world-renowned author who is still changing the worldview of people around the world.


We had eight classes, including lectures and workshops, together with experts in Objectivism. The participants were acquainted with the biography of Ayn Rand, studied Objectivism philosophy in the context of policies and business various nations as well as understood how to worked Objectivism in practice.


In the photo, a workshop by Imre Wessels — a friend of our organization, the Ambassador of The Embassy of Liberland in Ukraine, and a former member of the Libertarian Party of the Netherlands.


We are glad to complete this project. We believe that only self-aware and intellectually developed youth can build a better future!

A simulation game for students “Lawmaker school” was held on March 25-26 in Kharkiv. Two teams developed and voted on bills like medical cannabis legalization and land reform.


During the editing process, the participants changed even the name bill and voted for light drug legalization. The participants voted unanimously for the second bill.
While the simulation game, the participants improved their teamwork skills and learned how to develop bills and defend their point of view. Each of them felt how responsible work of the parliamentarian.

We are proud that there are so many young people who want to change for the country today!