Culture of remembrance

The fall of the Soviet Union set off a comprehensive change of remembrance culture in its constituent republics – like in Ukraine and Moldova. In the last 20 years, the public space in both countries has become more and more diverse. The symbols and heroes of the Soviet Union have disappeared, new historical characters are honored with monuments, streets and squares are renamed. Democratization has opened the way for public representation of the past by different social groups and ‘communities of memory’: traditional (such as Soviet veterans, former KZ prisoners) as well as new ones (e.g., victims of Stalinist repressions, … Continue reading Culture of remembrance

Everyday life on the border

Ukraine has international borders with seven countries and many of Ukraine’s regions have access to the border. For example, Chernivtsi region borders with 2 countries, so the topic «everyday life on the border is relevant\important for our nation. In this project we want to tell what does it mean – to live near the state border. For the realization of this aim we need to visit two cities\villages, that have a checkpoint. I offer to choose such settlements: 1. Sokyriany  is a small town in Chernivtsi region, Ukraine. It has a checkpoint and a border with Moldova. The population of this … Continue reading Everyday life on the border


The topic of student life is always relevant, and especially if it is students from different countries. In our case, this is Ukraine and Moldova, namely Chernivtsi and Balti. I suggest investigating the mood and approach to the lives of young people in these two countries. Talk about their views, what they want to achieve, what opportunities they have, what the state gives them for this. What they do not like in their lives, whether they have a desire and motivation to change something. Tell about their routine, fears, adventures, happy moments. In the end, we will summarize the common, … Continue reading STUDENT LIFE

Media project „Transnistria“

  Transnistria is a tiny area that broke away from the Republic of Moldova in the early 1990s. Located in the eastern part of Moldova with less than 500,000 residents, it is a state that does not actually exist, as international recognition is missing. Today, many people living in Moldova and Transnistria arranged with the status quo. People from both sides exchange and have contact. However, politically it remains a “frozen conflict”. With our project, we want to focus on the unresolved status of Transnistria and find out how citizens on both sides live with the situation. Our core questions … Continue reading Media project „Transnistria“

Forum 2: Media projects

Hi Oksana and Julia. I’m also very interested in the minority and identity issues. Your descriptions about the borderland between Ukraine and Moldavia are very interesting. I could imagine working together with you on a team. I have a couple of questions concerning the main topic. Are you especially interested in the Roma (gypsies) minority in the village or moreover in different (various) minorities in this region? My interest would be a wider range of different identities and minorities as you pointed out with your questions. As I understand, you are also interested to research along both sides at the … Continue reading Forum 2: Media projects


to all of you! I am looking forward to our first trinational workshop. We had very good experience bringing together young ukrainian and romanian journalists and students  before: collaboration created friendship and vice versa. Nearly ten years ago I travelled to Moldova, Transnistria, Gagausia. For sure life has changed there in between, the media, too. As a journalist I am curious to know as much as possible about the development, the options for young journalists, the current state of press freedom and variety. Continue reading Welcome