On April 13-17, 2018 a Norwegian delegation of children and youth organizations took a friendly trip to Ukraine, Kyiv to get to know Ukrainian civil society and find new partners. It is our pleasure to say that our General Manager Alizamin Jafarli joined this trip on behalf of NAYO. To be honest, we were impressed by the determined Ukrainian youth and NGO engagement in spite of all difficulties, challenges, skepticism! We spent very productive 5 days meeting numerous Ukrainian civil society representatives. We all are so appreciative of the hospitality shown by Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kyiv, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, National Youth Council of Ukraine – NYCU, National Children Council of Ukraine, Go Global, Solidarity Youth, Reanimation Package of Reforms, Democratic Youth Alliance and parliament member Mr. Serhiy Leshchenko, European Union Delegation to Ukraine and Mr. Jurgis Vilcinskas.
Furthermore, NAYO particularly enjoyed the meetings with her partner SAMU – Union of Azerbaijani Youth in Ukraine. NAYO General Manager Alizamin Jafarli discussed the cooperation opportunities in the near future with chairman Ilhama Allahverdiyeva and young leaders Orkhan Safarov and Konul Aliyeva. Subsequently, both sides agreed upon a cooperation agreement for stronger relations.
The trip was organized by LNU – the Norwegian Children and Youth Council which is an umbrella organization for shy of one hundred Norwegian children and youth organizations. In the end, we would like to thank the project leaders Erik Scheriner Evans & Hilde Sandvær and our wonderful Norwegian delegation for a wonderful experience. NAYO encourages Norwegian youth to make use of opportunities LNU offers and is ready to help with consultation if needed.