On November 24, 2015, the Ukrainian Peacebuilding School together with NGO “Quadrivium” and NGO “Promotion of Intercultural Cooperation” with the financial support of the British Embassy in Ukraine organized the roundtable «Multiethnic Bukovyna».
In November 24, 2015, the Ukrainian Peacebuilding School together with NGO “Quadrivium” and NGO “Promotion of Intercultural Cooperation” with the financial support of the British Embassy in Ukraine organized the roundtable “Multiethnic Bukovyna”. The event took place in the Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans (today the 5th campus of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University), an architectural complex that has become a symbol of international cooperation and cultural diversity of Bukovyna.
The representatives of state authorities, cultural communities of national minorities, experts, scientists from different Ukrainian cities participated in the roundtable discussion. Dr. Nadiia Bureiko, expert of Quadrivium, said that the round table aimed at raising awareness of the problem and promoting the idea of multiethnicity in Chernivtsi region as a positive factor of inhabitants’ tolerant identity without contradiction between ethnic identity and Ukrainian citizenship.
The curator of the Ukrainian Peacebuilding School, the head of the NGO “Promotion of Intercultural Cooperation”, Dr. Hanna Shelest and deputy director, chief of the Research Department at Chernivtsi Regional Centre for Retraining and Professional Development, Dr. Serhiy Hakman delievered panel reports on ensuring national minorities’ rights in Chernivtsi and Odesa regions, their improving and promotion the integration of local and national identities in Ukraine.
The participants and disputants of the roundtable “Multiethnical Bucovyna” also discussed the issues related to the impact of Euromaidan, ATO and changes in the government on the position of national minorities in the Odessa and Chernivtsi regions. They paid attention towards the possible ways of maintaining and development of the concept of tolerant Bukovyna in a modern social, political and cultural life of the region.