Activate. Enable. Connect.

Ukreate Hub – a Vilnius based competence center, dedicated to displaced Ukrainians in Lithuania, equipping them with knowledge, skills, network, and other tools to unleash their potential for the future of Ukraine.

photo Nail Garejev
photo Mira Flash
photo Mira Flash
photo Nail Garejev

What we do

  • Ukreate Hub membership

    As a member of the hub you will have access to hub premises and facilities (meeting rooms, event venue). You will also get first hand information on everything Hub will have to offer to its members.

    Become Hub Member

  • Professional clusters

    Within clusters, Ukrainians can exchange experiences, coordinate relevant events, amplify the Ukrainian voice globally, spearhead projects, enhance interaction with Ukrainian society and locals, cultivate professional networks, and more. Vilnius’s community stands out with its significant presence, emphasizing the city’s central role as a nexus for professional clusters spanning cultural, psychological, business, and academic spheres.

    More about Ukreate Hub clusters

  • Laboratory of ideas

    Since 2022, Ukreate Hub has initiated two mini-grant programs, successfully conducting two waves and funding 20 projects to date.

    Project topics

    • Creating Ukrainian narratives – bringing Ukrainian voices to the forefront
    • Women’s role in the recovery of Ukraine – social innovation and entrepreneurship
    • Preserving and enhancing Ukraine’s democratic orientation
  • Ukrainian Women Entrepreneurship Programme

    This is a unique opportunity to receive free training that will help ukrainian women in Lithuania turn their business ideas into a step-by-step detailed business plan, learn how to attract investment and find business partners, improve your business thinking, and find support in the community of women entrepreneurs.

    Support Ukrainian women entrepreneurs in Lithuania

  • Veteran Rehabilitation Program in Zaporizhya

    Project “Rehabilitation Space for Veterans of the Ukrainian Army “Checkpoint” (CHECKPOINT) aims to support the socialization and reintegration of Ukrainian army veterans and their families. The project is implemented together with Laboratory of Military and Political Research in Zaporizhzhia (LAB), a partner located in Ukraine’s region of Zaporizhzhia, and jointly supported by the European Union and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. Lithuania’s Central Project Management Agency is the project contracting authority.

    More about the project

  • Civil Consciousness Club

    “Civil Consciousness Club” is the collaboration of Ukreate Hub and UYGL — an initiative that fosters dialogue on cultural and social issues through literature.
    The idea of the club is to cultivate a community of engaged citizens who explore Lithuanian and Ukrainian works of literature from the perspective of civic awareness and historical reflection.

    Insights from one of the first meetings

News and Events

Developing an innovative integration model in Zaporizhia to help veterans

Insights from a rehabilitation project for veterans in Zaporizhzhia...
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Ukreate Hub Clusters

Unique structure of the Ukreate Hub community...
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Support Ukrainian women entrepreneurs in Lithuania

More about the Ukrainian women entrepreneurs programm in Lithuania...
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Civil Consciousness Club: diplomacy in Lithuania and Ukraine

Algirdas Kumža shared his diplomatic experience during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine....
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Entrepreneurial Fair

Seven Lithuanian organizations explained to Ukrainians their business opportunities in the Lithuania...
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Ukreate Hub’s mini-grant competition: results of two waves

Mini-grants competition as an activation of self-realization and self-activation....
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UA+ LT= TULA

Ukrainian – Lithuanian family programs and gathering meetings for mutual integration and cultural ...
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Support us

  • Partnerships

    We are continuously working with private sector and individuals to find ways for mutually beneficial partnerships. Please contact us at info@ukreatehub.eu for more information and suggestions.

    Also, you can make a donation to LT737044060008215363 Atviros Lietuvos Fondas VšĮ Banko sąskaita, mentioning “Ukreate Hub”

  • Volunteering

    In order to achieve our goals more effectively, we require a team of volunteers in photography, graphic design, copywriting, and event management.

    Become a team volunteer.

Our goals

Activate. To energize Ukrainians to become agents of change 

  • Trainings & workshops
    based on community needs
  • Professional clusters within community
  • Ideation workshops
  • Intellectual discussions rethinking the future of Ukraine

Enable. To create enabling ecosystem for civic engagement driven by a shared vision and global cooperation

  • Access to workspace
  • Access to professional consultations
  • Access to donors’ network
  • Access to financial support
  • Residency program for human rights defenders

Connect. To facilitate creation of sustainable connections that would work for the future of Ukraine

  • Building bridges between diaspora
    and homeland
  • Integration with Lithuanians
  • Access to bigger European network

Thematic focus for 2024

(Em)powering Ukrainian women

through strengthening their professional capacities

(Re)constructing bridges

between communities for tackling pressing social issues & needs

Ukraine’s Euro-integration

through building capacities and resilience of its people and communities

Achievements

In numbers

  • 350 registered members – active Ukrainians
  • 25 business projects developed
  • 20 individual grants awarded
  • 70+ community building events & trainings held
  • 4 Professional Clusters
  • €1 mln fundraised for Ukrainian projects

Opportunities that we have implemented

  • 2 waves of micro-grants competitions
  • 1 women enterpreneurs program

Info point

Weekly newsletter with relevant information and opportunities for community 

Ukreate Hub Team

Ukreate Hub history

  • The role of Atviros Lietuvos Fondas

    The project is being incubated by Atviros Lietuvos Fondas since 2022.

    We believe in the power of civil society and seek to strengthen resilience and build sustainable civic engagement of Ukrainian people to empower them to take an active part in the rebuilding of a democratic and sovereign Ukraine.

  • Patronesses

    In 2024, Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas of Lithuania and Olena Kondratiuk, Vice Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine agreed to become patronesses of the Ukreate Hub.

Partners and supporters