Crimea Development Fund 2017-10-05T11:58:37+00:00

Project Description

Crimea Development Fund

Crimea Development Fund was founded in 2010 to promote the social activities of inhabitants of Crimea, the formation of a responsible community and to overcome the consequences of the 20th century catastrophe – genocide of the deportation in 1944.

As a non-government, non-profit and charitable organization the Fund, builds partnership relations with cultural, scientific, national and other organizations and supports projects that promote the development of Crimea.

Activities of the Fund cover wide range of problems in the life of Crimea, and focus primarily on the providing of targeted assistance in three main areas: Research & Studies, Information & Media, Cultural Projects

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Projects

Project Name Description Starting Year
Website of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People (qtmm.org) Official website of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people (www.qtmm.org) has been launched, supported by the Crimean Development Fund with the participation of the International Republican Institute (USA). The site is updated daily with news and archival materials. The effect of the activity of the web resource positively affects the information support of national self-government. “Crimean Development Fund” covers all costs for the functioning of the official website of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people and its press service. 2011
Exposition “Suzani – the guardian of life” Exhibition dedicated to ritual sewing of Central Asia of the 19th-20th centuries. It was held in the halls of the Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Art and gathered a large number of admirers of Oriental art, heads of diplomatic missions in Ukraine, art critics and craftsmen. Detailed and colorful brochure was presented as a compliment to all visitors to the exhibition. 2011
Exhibition of Crimean Tatar artist Mamut Churlu First exhibition of the Crimean Tatar artist Mamut Churlu in Tashkent in April 2012, which was a great success and the artist was awarded a gold medal. 2012
Crimean Tatar ethnographic open-air exhibition in Kiev Funding support for Crimean Tatar ethnographic open-air exhibition in Kiev. The event was held in the largest in Ukraine architectural and landscape museum “Pirogovo”. More than 10,000 people took part in it. 2012
Crimean Tatar national cultural center “Chatyr Dag” Foundation of Crimean Tatar national cultural center “Chatyr Dag”. The opening ceremony was attended by the leadership of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, the city council of Alushta, activists of the Alushta national movement, etc. The opening of the Chatyr Dag Center was the first project in Alushta, covering more than 4,500 people. The total area of ​​the restored premises was about 250 sq.m. 2012
Annual meetings of the leadership of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people with the heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations The meetings of the leadership of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people with the heads of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Ukraine. The official delegations of the OSCE, the European Union, the heads of the UN missions, WTO, WHO, UNICEF, heads of the diplomatic missions of the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Japan. As a whole about 40 representations. Agenda of the meetings included most important issues of the Crimean Tatar people, as well as the initiative to hold, under the aegis of the OSCE, an international forum dedicated to the problems of deportees. This event was assessed as the second most important diplomatic event in Ukraine after the annual meeting of the President of Ukraine with the heads of diplomatic missions. 2012
Crimean Tatar women’s magazine “Nenkejan” Financial support of the Crimean Tatar women’s magazine “Nenkejan”, which continues the tradition of the first Crimean Tatar women’s magazine “Alemi Nisvan” (“Women’s World”) published at the beginning of the last century, whose editor was the daughter of Ismail Hasprinsky Shefika. 2012
Preparation for the International Forum of the OSCE on deportees Preparation for the International Forum of the OSCE on deportees during 2011-13, regular working meetings were held with the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in The Hague and other cities in Europe and Ukraine. Funding for necessary legal and historical researches were supported. 2011
Cooperation with the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Memorandum of Cooperation with the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, which supported the organization and holding of the International Forum of the OSCE on the restoration of the rights of the Crimean Tatar people in their homeland, ensuring its security and guarantees in Ukraine. Within the framework of this Memorandum, the Foundation organized and conducted a complex of activities related to the return of the Crimean Tatars to their homeland, incl. abroad. 2012
Restoration of historical toponymy in Crimea Foundation has been carrying out research on the restoration of the historical toponymy in the Crimea. 2011
The Crimean Heritage The Crimean Heritage project is one of the key projects of the Crimean Development Fund. Its main aim is the popularization of the humanitarian heritage of the great thinkers and public figures of the last century, whose activities are to some extent connected with the Crimea or valuable for its development – Ismail Gasprinsky, Petro Grygorenko and Andrei Sakharov.
These three people, through their work and efforts largely determined the direction of the humanitarian development of Crimea and all of Ukraine, Europe and Asia. It can be claimed that their heritage is the basis for the formation of a stable and peaceful Crimean community, a community capable of generating internal meanings and integral ideas for the whole region. The project “Crimean Heritage” calls to reflect on what kind of peace we will leave to our descendants, and helps to begin to form it on the basis of the great heritage of its predecessors.
2011
I. Gasprinsky contest Within the framework of the Crimean Heritage project, the Foundation holds an annual competition for the best works dedicated to the heritage of Ismail Gasprinsky, an outstanding educator, philosopher, publisher, public figure and patron of arts. The subject of the contest is diverse – from the study of the heritage of Ismail Gasprinsky in the issues of the relations between the cultures of Europe and Asia, the coexistence of different nationalities and confessions to the study of the material monuments of life and activity of Gasprinsky in the Crimea. 2012
Annual Grygorenko readings Annual Grygorenko readings, is the public initiative launched in 1996. During the “Readings” students, public and academic figures deliver reports on topics related to the development of a free society, overcoming manifestations of xenophobia, intolerance and debunking myths and stereotypes of the past. Event includes also trips of veterans and activists to the homeland of General Petro Grygorenko, as well as to begin work on the preparation for the publication of his works by a separate publication. 2012
Andrei Sakharov Crimean Scholarship Noting the great role in the development of the human rights movement in the USSR and its contribution to science, the Crimean Development Fund initiated in 2012 the Andrei Sakharov Crimean Scholarship for students of humanitarian universities in the Crimea in different nominations. 2012
The Crimea Forum – meeting of prominent human rights defenders and dissidents Fund organized and held a large-scale meeting in the Crimea of ​​prominent Soviet human rights defenders and dissidents. More than 40 people attended the event from the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Armenia, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine and other countries, including Vladimir Bukovsky, Tatyana Yankelevich (Bonner), Lyudmila Aleksandrova, Sergei Kovalev, Andrei Grigorenko, Mustafa Dzhemilev, Vasil Ovsienko and others. As a result of the meeting, the Crimean Forum – a public organization of human rights activists and dissidents of the Soviet period, – was set up whose goal was to help building civil society in the Crimea and preventing the social conflicts. 2012
Ethnic holiday “Hidirlez” Fund acted as one of the main sponsors of the largest ethnic holiday in the Crimea, “Hidirlez”, in which about 10,000 people took part in 2011, more than 20,000 people in 2012, and in 2013 – about 40.000 people. The event became a visiting card for the opening of the holiday season in the Crimea. 2011
Music disc of People’s Artist of Ukraine Femii Mustafayev “Vatany” (“Fatherland”) Organization and sponsorship of the musical alboom disc of folk and pop songs performed by People’s Artist of Ukraine Femii Mustafayev “Vatany” (“Fatherland”). The recording of folk songs for the first time in history was carried out jointly with the National Orchestra of Folk Instruments of Ukraine under the guidance of the People’s Artist of Ukraine V. Gutsol. 2012
Support for memorial events dedicated to the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from the Crimea Within the framework of the Memorandum signed with the Mejlis, the Foundation provided logistical and organizational assistance for carrying out memorial events dedicated to the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from the Crimea. Mass events in memory of the victims of the Crimean Tatar genocide of 1944 are held in all cities of the Crimea and collect more than 50,000 people. 2011
Medical assistance Humanitarian medical assistance for the treatment of children and seriously ill citizens in Ukraine and abroad. 2011
Grant support Grant support to a number of public organizations. Among them, “Crimean Tatars in the City of Kiev”, “Crimean International Business Association”, “Bizim Qirim” and others. 2011