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Ukrainian-Swedish Dialogue Continues

On March 23, the participants of the Swedish-Ukrainian project “Breaking Down Stereotypes – Building Trust and Hope” took part in Skype-conference “Intercultural Communication” between Lutsk–Pavlohrad–Botkyrka (Sweden). In Lutsk the participant of the project was the Swedish Language Centre of the Institute of Foreign Philology at Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University (LUEENU).

The project “Breaking Down Stereotypes – Building Trust and Hope” is being implemented for two years” with its main goal to break down stereotypes and unite youth from Botkyrka, Pavlohrad and Lutsk by means of common creative cultural idea: practicing song and dance together, friendly communication and artistic inspiration.

During the Skype-conference the pupils from Pavlohrad, the representatives of Botkyrka Municipality (Sweden), and Lutsk Swedish-studying students with their lecturer Alla Gnatiuk were discussing future plans for cooperation. It was agreed to conduct a Flash mob in the memory of Chernobyl liquidators and all the people who suffered from this nuclear disaster, as this year is 30 years tragic anniversary of Chernobyl explosion. The other idea for future cooperation was to organize football match between the project participants.

As song is one of the project tools for uniting youth and reach mutual understanding, the conference logically closed with all parties performing Ukrainian folk song “Tu zh mene pidmanula”.

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Translation: Alla Gnatiuk,

the Head of the Swedish Language Centre, senior lecturer of Foreign Languages Department for Natural Sciences and Mathematics Majors

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