Strengthening bonds between Ukraine and the Netherlands

OpenDoorUkraine.NL (ODU) is a public platform that supports businesses, humanitarian organisations, civil society actors and cultural players working with Ukraine. Its goal is to intensify contacts and increase understanding between the Netherlands and Ukraine.

Through its three thematic tables – economy, humanitarian affairs, and culture & civil society – OpenDoorUkraine.NL brings together actors and stakeholders from both countries, and helps them to identify partners and opportunities for their activities.

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Humanitarian affairs

The Humanitarian Table brings together NGOs in the Netherlands that provide support to affected communities in Ukraine. It promotes the work of humanitarian organisations by strengthening information and exchanges with counterparts and authorities in Ukraine.
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Cultural & Civil Society

The Cultural table is a platform to support and promote Ukrainian cultural activities in the Netherlands. It encourages initiatives in the Netherlands and Ukraine that increase knowledge and understanding of each other’s culture.
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Economic affairs

The Economic Table promotes sustainable business activities between business and small & medium enterprises (SME’s) in the Netherlands and in Ukraine. It strengthens networking and cooperation of entrepreneurs in both countries in order to help create opportunities for participating partners.
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Museum toont voorwerpen van kinderen uit oorlogsgebied Donbas

August 02, 2021 - ODU - HUMANITARIAN · In de nacht, als een explosie de stilte doorklieft, grijpt de vijfjarige Sofia eerst naar haar knuffelbeer. Vervolgens springt ze boven op haar moeder, Ljoedmila Pisjova. Die omklemt haar en spreekt haar bezwerend toe. “Rustig maar, meisje, misschien is het geen schieten, maar onweer.”


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ODU conference discusses 30 years of Ukraine's independence

September 14, 2021 - ODU · Achievements and challenges of Ukraine during the past 30 years of its independence was marked in The Hague by a special anniversary conference organized by OpenDoorUkraine.NL (ODU) in cooperation with the Embassy of Ukraine in the Netherlands. In a political panel, speakers discussed how Ukraine consolidated and bolstered its national unity and identity during this period, in spite of all its internal diversities and the ongoing war with Russia’s proxies in the East.
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Knowhow and partnerships key for investing in Ukraine, says ODU conference

September 14, 2021 - ODU - ECONOMY · In 30 years of independence, Ukraine has continually offered business opportunities for Dutch companies. At the economic panel of the anniversary conference hosted in The Hague by OpenDoorUkraine.NL (ODU) with support from the Embassy of Ukraine in the Netherlands, businessmen from both countries discussed the windfalls and pitfalls of investing in Ukraine.


WealthPro Ukraine Kyiv 2021

28 Oktober 2021
Networking platform for international and Ukrainian business professionals.

Hilton Kyiv.

More information here.


International Symphony Orchestra Lviv & National choir Dumka: Carmina Burana

3 - 24 November 2021
Ukrainian orchestra and choir offer one of the largest interpretations ever of Carl Orff's 1937 masterpiece.
On tour in the Netherlands.
Concert dates here.

Concert: Severade by Maxim Shalygin (Maya Fridman & Cello Octet Amsterdam) - Den Bosch

14 November 2021
Dutch-Ukrainian composer Maxim Shalygin presents his latest piece for cello's and newly invented instruments. 

November Music festival, Den Bosch.

More information here.