As part of the work of sip-starter.com, the Ukrainian Red Cross Society signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Public Union “International Association for the Promotion of Sustainable Development of the South of Ukraine "Eurostrategy" and the Public Union "Social Investment Council". Among the goals of the tripartite partnership: - attraction of international technical assistance and resources for sustainable social and economic development of the country; strengthening the consistency of local governments, institutions of public society; creation of a full-fledged inclusive space, friendly to hearing and speech impaired, etc. The Ukrainian Red Cross Society (UCC) is the largest humanitarian organization in Ukraine, which for 103 years has been directing its efforts to protect the life, health and dignity of people. OKKU is one of 192 National Societies of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
On May 17, a memorandum of partnership was signed, represented by the chairmen of organizations, the Charity Foundation "Caritas Odessa UGCC", the International Association "Eurostrategy" and the Public Union "Council of Social Investment" initiated the start of a large project to create the Youth Center "Caritas ODESSA UGCC" in the city of Yuzhny, Odessa region. We also agreed on the joint implementation of a number of smaller, but no less significant social projects. We are sure that the synergy of common actions in the direction of attracting world resources to the Ukrainian social sphere has a huge and still unrevealed constructive potential. We have agreed to work within the framework of joint projects presented on the social crowdfunding resource platform SIPstarter (sip-starter.com). Very soon, on May 29, together we will hold the Children's Inclusive Fishing Festival “Kingfisher”, as part of strengthening a good partnership for the sake of children and youth!
On the first of July, in Kiev, a working meeting was held with partners of the Council for Social Investment and the International Association "Eurostrategy", as part of the SIPstarter social crowdfunding resource platform - Caritas-Spes Ukraine, International Media Group "Diplomat" and the International Charitable Fund for the Promotion of Innovative Development in the Field of Physical culture and sports.
"From thought to action, from idea to action" - this is the slogan of the International Association "Eurostrategy". In the winter of 2017, it was slogan that served as a vector for starting work on our large project. The idea of creating "SIPstarter" appeared as a response to the challenge and the need to implement large social programs and projects to improve social infrastructure. One of the first projects was the creation of the Odessa regional center for the rehabilitation of people with disabilities. We began to look for new forms of attracting investments and other extra budgetary resources. So the idea of a new format of social investment arose with the aim of attracting and pooling the resources of international funds, donor organizations, business, foreign individuals and investors for the implementation of large-scale social projects in Ukraine. The final goal was formulated as follows: "SIPstarter: Social Investment Projects" is a social crowdfunding resource Platform, a national service for attracting and administering international and domestic extra budgetary resources, which contributes to the implementation of the full project cycle and ensures transparent financial reporting". In order to create a unified, independent, transparent and reliable system of attracting financial and technical assistance to support socially vulnerable groups of the population, the "Social Investment Council" was created in 2017 - a public union that should bring together highly qualified international experts in the field of social investment. Trust in projects on the Platform is trust in the Platform itself. Before the project is publicly available, it undergoes strict pre-moderation. Each author of the project is checked individually. The Platform Administrator enters into an Agreement with each Platform user on the procedure "conditions for using the services, services and functions of the "SIPstarter" platform". You can independently study the information provided by the author of the project, pay attention to the portfolio, accounts on social networks, links to other projects. Everyone can evaluate the results of this long journey to the goal on: www.sip-starter.com. Join now! We attract, create. Together!
In early spring of 2020, we`ve planned to launch at full power our brand new Social Crowdfunding Platform "SIPstarter: Social Investment Projects", which was in common developed with the International Association "Eurostrategy" for more than two years ago. Its concept provides assistance in solving system social problems in communities and raising finance from various sources for the implementation of social projects and initiatives.
Do you have social sports projects? Then your way to https://sip-starter.com. On the first day of July, a well-known Ukrainian football player Vladislav Vashchuk on behalf of the charitable organization “International Charitable Fund for the Promotion of Innovative Development in the Field of Physical Culture and Sports” signed a memorandum of partnership with the Social Investment Council and the International Association “Eurostrategy”, represented by the heads of organizations - Sergey Sudnik and Leonid Ihnatiev.
On December 6, 2019, the team of the Euro Strategy and the Social Investment Council visited Kherson on a working trip, where together with their colleagues, the team of the Social Movement Social Unity, they signed a four-sided Memorandum of Cooperation with the Kherson Regional State Administration, represented by the chairman of the Kherson Regional State Administration Yuri Gusev. The memorandum was signed as part of the development of public-civil partnerships to promote the reform and development of the social and economic sectors, the introduction and development of innovative tools and mechanisms for social investment, the development of social entrepreneurship and the social infrastructure of the region, to increase the level of human rights and the human development index, interaction and cooperation of representatives of the public, business and government to ensure sustainable development associations of territorial communities of the Kherson region, and other regions in the whole of Ukraine. At this stage, in the aforementioned, all signatories understand the implementation of the large inclusive project “A country without barriers for deaf”, whose global goal is to eliminate the language barrier between hearing and deaf people, creating a full-fledged friendly social and infrastructural environment for deaf and hard of hearing people in Ukraine, to establish cooperation within the framework of the social crowdfunding resource platform “SIPstarter: SocialInvestmentProjects” - a national service for attracting and administering international and domestic extra-budgetary resources, which contributes to the implementation of the full project cycle and provides transparent financial reporting. People with hearing problems can already take advantage of a simple and convenient service in the Kherson administrative services center, soon in the administrative services centers of the Novotroitsk Regional State Administration, Kakhovsky and Novokakhovsky City Executive Committee, as well as at the checkpoints of entry and exit of Chongar and Kalanchak, as part of the pilot and with the subsequent implementation of the ConnectPRO software product in all administrative service centers of the region.
On December 26, 2019, in Boryspil, the Eurostrategy, the Social Investment Council and Social Unity signed a Memorandum of Partnership with the Boryspil City Council. At this stage, in the aforementioned, all signatories understand the implementation of the large inclusive project “A country without barriers to deaf” and cooperation within the framework of the SIPstarter: "Social Investment Projects", Social Crowdfunding Resource Platform, a national service for attracting and administering international and domestic extra-budgetary resources, which contributes to the implementation of the full project cycle and provides transparent financial reporting. The global goal of the project “A country without barriers to the deaf” is to eliminate the language barrier between hearing and deaf people, creating in Ukraine a full-fledged friendly social and infrastructural environment for deaf and hard of hearing people. The memorandum was signed as part of the development of public-civil partnerships to promote the reform and development of the social and economic sectors, the introduction and development of innovative tools and mechanisms for social investment, the development of social entrepreneurship and the social infrastructure of the region, to increase the level of human rights and the human development index, interaction and cooperation of representatives of the public, business and government to ensure sustainable development tions.This collaboration is designed to help attract extrabudgetary resources sufficient to implement ambitious social projects.
On November 26, 2019, in Kiev, the "SIPstarter: Social Investment Projects", Social Crowdfunding Resource Platform was publicly presented for the first time. The presentation was held as part of the All-Ukrainian Public Forum "Participation of Active Citizens in the Social Development of Communities", which was organized by the "Caritas-Spes" Religious Mission of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine. "Caritas-Spes" is one of the first organizations to sign a memorandum of support for a large project, "SIPstarter", with the "Eurostrategy" and the Social Investment Council. The purpose of the Forum is to present the role of active citizens with faith in the development of communities, presenting projects of social services and engaging local, regional, national and international partners from communities, government and business. In total, about 80 people from 15 regions of Ukraine took part in the Forum. These are activists of religious communities, directors and employees of "Caritas-Spes", as well as donors and partners of the Mission. Leonid Ihnatiev, head of the Public Union "International Association for the Sustainable Development of the South of Ukraine "Eurostrategy" and Sergey Sudnik, chairman of the Public Union "Council for Social Investments" talked about how to attract resources using virtual platforms using the example of "SIPstarter". From "SIPstarter" partners - Concord Bank and the Charity Fund, the forum was attended by Yulia Sosedka, a shareholder of Concord Bank and the creator of the fund, who spoke about the support of social projects from banks as part of the social and corporate responsibility of the business. "We support various projects. Last year, we took 3rd place in the rating of charitable exchanges - precisely for transparency. I am very glad that today I met with so many initiatives that can qualitatively change life in Ukraine. If you save the life of one person, you will save the world," said Mrs. Julia. She also spoke about tithing, which is not only important for believers, but also gave an example of effective support for social initiatives thanks to 10% of the profits donated to charity. "When a priest speaks about tithing, it is perceived naturally. But when a representative of a bank speaks about tithing, business is amazing," said Father Petr Zharkovsky, president of the "Caritas-Spes" Ukraine Mission, commented on the words of Mrs. Yulia. In the second part of the Forum, public initiatives that successfully operate in local communities were presented. "SIPstarter" partners - the social movement Social Unity Public Organization, represented by the chairman Evgeny Okhrimenka, and Vitaly Potapchuk, chairman of Technologies for People, presented innovative models of inclusive solutions for deaf people: "ConnectPRO" and "Sign Language Translator", Which help people with hearing impairments in communication and is funded by the users themselves: "With this model, we destroy the language and psychological barrier between inaudible and hearing people. We provide access to the contact center of sign language translators and make services throughout Ukraine accessible to people with hearing impairment at any time and anywhere", said Eugene. Each user will be able to support this project on sip-starter.com