UWC President Eugene Czolij participated in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC in Germany
On 30 June 2017, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij participated in the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the UWC in Munich, Germany, organized by UWC member organization – the Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Germany (AUOG) led by Lesya Shramko.
The UWC President delivered the keynote address during a commemorative banquet held at the Ukrainian centre. In his address, Eugene Czolij noted the accomplishments of the UWC throughout its history of one half century, highlighted the priorities of the UWC for the future and called upon the Ukrainian community in Germany to continue working with the UWC, primarily in supporting Ukraine in the defence of its territorial integrity.
The commemorative program included the presentation by the UWC President of Certificates of Recognition, the screening of a short documentary film “50 years of the Ukrainian World Congress”, and performances by local Ukrainian artists.
On 1 July 2017 Eugene Czolij visited the Ukrainian heritage school headed by Director Olena Yust and spoke to the students.
Eugene Czolij also visited the village of Puch where he attended Divine Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Petro Kryk in memory of St. Edigna, granddaughter of Prince Yaroslav the Wise. The UWC President addressed the Ukrainian community in Puch with an appeal to remember Ukrainian saints and prominent people, and together with President of the AUOG Lesya Shramko gifted an icon of St. Princess Olhato Chair of the Edigna Community Organization Edigna Kellermann.
The UWC President also visited the Ukrainian Free University (UFU) where he discussed with Rector Maria Pryszlak and Chancellor Andriy Dovhaniuk cooperation between UFU and the UWC.
During the meetings, the UWC President was accompanied by President of the AUOG Lesya Shramko and Director of the UWC Mission to International Organizations in Brussels Maryna Iaroshevych.
“The Ukrainian World Congress extends greetings to the Ukrainian community in Germany which has joined commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the UWC and calls for continued joint activities for the attainment of common goals,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.
E. Czolij with recipients of UWC Certificates of Recognition