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  • Liberation Day, which the Dutch and Ukrainians spent together

    Liberation Day, which the Dutch and Ukrainians spent together

    On May 5, the day when the Netherlands celebrates the Day of Liberation from the Nazi Occupiers, members of the Ukrainian community also took part in various events organised to mark this date to emphasise the importance of freedom.

  • Introducing the winning projects of the Letterenfonds Foundation!

    Introducing the winning projects of the Letterenfonds Foundation!

    We have great news to share with you! Five artists from our Ukrainian community won grants from the Support Programme for Ukrainian Artists 2024 financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands! This means that very soon you will be presented with very diverse Ukrainian…

  • “I dream of the sea and the surfing and big seagulls”. 

    “I dream of the sea and the surfing and big seagulls”. 

    On World Poetry Day, March 21, at the Design Museum Dedel in The Hague, we organised a unique poetry evening in memory of Maksym Kryvtsov, a warrior of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and a poet who died at the age of 33 at the beginning of 2024 in the Russian-Ukrainian war.

  • CHRISTMAS CAROLING

    CHRISTMAS CAROLING

    This Christmas, VATAHA went caroling in the Randstad to spread holiday cheer the Ukrainian way. The caroling group strengthened their Christmas traditions by singing Ukrainian Christmas classics such as “Bog sja rozdaje”, “Shczedryk” and “Nevobo I zemelja”. The caroling raised 4,120 Euros for the Ukrainian armed forces.

  • Movie screening Casa Nostra

    Movie screening Casa Nostra

    Vataha, the Embassy of Ukraine to the Netherlands, and Haarlem4Ukraine organized a film screening of the movie ‘Casa Nostra. Mom is leaving’ with the famous actress and activist Irma Vitovska at Maca Amsterdam. The screening and Q&A turned into a celebration of Ukrainian contemporary cinema.

  • A PARTNER IN LITHUANIA

    A PARTNER IN LITHUANIA

    Co-founders Oksana Savchuk and Uliana Bun took to the Lithuanian Embassy in the Hague to continue seeking collaborations in the arts and culture sectors with like-minded partners. “Our role was to forge new connections so that we could work together in the future on joint projects,” Bun explained.

  • EUROPEAN ADVOCACY FORUM 2023

    EUROPEAN ADVOCACY FORUM 2023

    VATAHA represented Dutch-Ukrainian civil society collaboration at the second annual European Advocacy Forum in Brussels this year. The Forum discussed protecting democracy, economic relations, achieving justice, and the security landscape – all within the framework of the upcoming 2024 European Parliament elections.

  • CITIES OF WAR PERFORMANCE

    CITIES OF WAR PERFORMANCE

    On September 27, a hearing took place in the International Court of Justice on russia’s war crimes in Ukraine. During the hearing, for 5 full hours, multidisciplinary artist Daria Pugachova put herself in a glass box and uninterruptedly wrote the words “The War in Ukraine is Still Going On” until the box turned fully black.

  • RUN FOR UKRAINE 2023

    RUN FOR UKRAINE 2023

    Nearly 300 athletes ran for the Glory of Ukraine on Saturday at VATAHA’s second annual Run for Heroes in Den Haag – more than 3 times the amount of participants than last year’s event in Rotterdam. Thanks to the generous support of HAAG Athletics, The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and Fortitude Foundation,…

  • Ukrainian Children at The Ocean Race

    Ukrainian Children at The Ocean Race

    During the 2023 Ocean Race’s stop in The Hague in June, displaced Ukrainian children hoisted their self-painted sail to express their patriotism and homesickness for their home country.