Generation Celebration is an annual program that invites people of different occupations with common interest in positive transformations in their communities. The goal of the program is to unlock the creative potential of the community, stimulate interaction of cultures and ideas and encourage people with active citizenship who meet challenges and change the world around them.
In May 2012, the program of urban transformations Generation Celebration 2012 was launched on the Crimean peninsula. Participants of the program were the communities of Sevastopol city and four villages (Viline, Krymske, Prysyvashne, Tsilynne). Within the framework of the program, the mini grant project Sunday Borshch demonstrated the possibilities of crowd funding of projects by the community, Alevtyna Kakhidze’s art project “Maybe Miracle!” excited the villagers’ imagination, Alina Kopytsya’s workshops taught children how to remake garbage into new things, and public lectures of the invited guests showed how convenient and interesting for life and work our cities can become. As a result of the Generation Celebration program, the best projects were supported via the online crowd funding instrument Spilnokosht.
The project was implemented in partnership with the Civic Innovation Network, Centers for Development of the Crimean Communities and Pact Inc. with the support of USAID and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.