The Ukrainian Association in Finland was founded in Helsinki in 1997 to unite and represent the community of Ukrainians residing in Finland and to raise awareness about Ukraine and its cultural traditions.

Our aim is to support a strong Ukrainian community, the members of which, while preserving their cultural identity, are fully integrated into the Finnish society and engaged in their communities.

Our main activities include:

  • Culture: participation of the Ukrainian Choir, Theatre Group, and Ukrainian authors in the cultural events in Finland and the Association’s own events;
  • Charity: organisation in the humanitarian and charity projects relevant for our organization;
  • Social: regular meetings, which include integration guidance and mentorship by the members of the community with relevant experiences;
  • Sports: holding various sports events of the Ukrainian diaspora (football, futsal, tennis, table tennis), training and participation of the football team “Cynical Banderas” in sports events in Finland and Europe;
  • Family: a Club to support families with young children and encourage their participation in the family-oriented activities in Helsinki;
  • Cooperation: partnerships and networking with other organizations.

Board 2022-2023

Vassili Goutsoul, chairperson
Nadia Fedorova
Nadiya Maksymyuk
Inna Manko, deputy chairperson
Nadiya Lisniak, secretary
Arseniy Svynarenko
Nataliya Teramae
Tanja Mustonen (deputy member)
Olena Skorohod (deputy member, financial officer)

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