During the 6th Ecumenical Social Week, the round table Ecumenical Social Week: Five-Year Achievements and Prospects” was conducted on October 2 in Lviv.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the working groups from different cities of Ukraine: Halyna Bokhonko, deputy-director of the Institute of Ecumenical Studies, the Ukrainian Catholic University, Oleksandr Oliynyk, vice-president of the Association of Benefactors of Ukraine , Mariya Kandyba, coordinator of the Ecumenical Social Week, Tetyana Shapovalova, Director of Research Institute for Labour and Social Technologies of the V. Dal Eastern National University, an academic of the Academy of Economic Sciences of Ukraine, Dr. Yaryna Turchyn, Director of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lviv Polytechnic University.

The organizers and participants discussed the experiences and results of the previous ESWs, and talked about the network of ecumenical social weeks in Ukraine which were joined by partners from Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya , Luhansk, Sumy and Odesa. The collection of reports of 2008-2012 forums was represented during the round table.

 

Also, the working group on percentage philanthropy reported on their work. Oleksandr Oliynyk commented on the prospects for the bill on percentage philanthropy: “This law will have the effect of direct action, because money will flow to organizations not through an infinite number of ministries and institutions, but directly and automatically to the account of an organization selected by a citizen.”