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A Street Magazine that is Changing Lives of Homeless in Lviv

“Prosto Neba” (“Beneath the Sky”) magazine can be purchased only in the streets of Lviv, where homeless people sell it. This social initiative allows them to earn living and aims to change public opinion about the homeless. At the same time this is a high-quality cultural magazine, with loyal readers and which the most famous …

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Shaping a Mountain Base for Social Activists and Volunteers

This wooden house in a village of Babyn, located deep in Ukrainian Carpathians, stood empty for six years. Last year a group of activists from different cities of Ukraine decided to give it a new life. Now the old house is called the WorkShop Hut – a centre for trainings, seminars, and meetings. The repairs in the …

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Home Food Entrepreneurs Are On The Rise in Ukraine. And especially in Kyiv

They work from home and promote the gourmet products through social networks and at local markets. Some are baking pies and macarons (Happy People Pies, Polinas Cake Lab), and some are making lemonades (Kyiv Soda Works), while others are transforming éclairs into an art (E’clair Little Artwork). By using local food and by creating unique …

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Kyiv has got its first co-working for moms. Dads will like it too.

A new co-working space for parents with kids has opened in Kyiv recently. ‘Zelenka’, hasn’t got a ‘keep quiet’ policy, so it’s ok if your kids start to cry. Dream Kyiv talked to the founder of Zelenka Herca Gronova about her new space. Her two kids, three years old Kvitka (Flower, – Ukrainian), and eight …

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Ukraine Has Got Its First Community Backed Restaurant. And It’s Delicious!

The Ukrainian city of Ivano-Frankivs’k is a warm pal of Lviv. Located 130km south, it takes only 2,5 hours by train to get from one city to another. Although, Lviv’s reputation of the city of architecture, culture, and coffee shops has been already established for years, Ivano-Frankivs’k is catching up fast. Thanks to its local charm, close proximity to …

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Why Lviv Attracts Tech Talent? A Look at Ukrainian IT Centre

Lviv is the only city in Ukraine where authorities fixed at the legislative level a program of cooperation with innovative businesses.   In a relatively short time of development, Ukrainian innovative technology market was divided into a few bright spheres of influence. Now, you can notice what cities, to speak so, will lead the national IT …

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The Travellers of War. Part 3. Stories of IT Migrants: How Outsourcers Moved from Donetsk to Lviv

The situation remains tense in the east of Ukraine – shots are constantly thundering in Donetsk, and the civilians are leaving the region to save their own lives and the lives of their families. Major IT companies have long realised that it is impossible to work in such circumstances, so they try to relocate their …

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The Travellers of War. Part 1. An Interview with a Crimean Refugee, Pavlo Belousov

Pavlo is a social activist and an entrepreneur from Crimea, who moved with his girlfriend to Lviv last spring to escape Russian aggression. We met at one of Lviv’s coffee places on an August evening, after the day’s heat had gone. Despite coming from the warm south, Pavlo is sensitive to hot temperatures. We talked …

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