First global nomination for emerging Ukrainian diaspora youth leaders under 30

Nominees will be considered for their initiative, creativity, teamwork and leadership skills, volunteering in the Ukrainian community, as well as achievements in their country of residence.

Deadline to nominate: July 11, 2021

Our expert committee will shortlist 30 young leaders who are at the forefront of the Ukrainian diaspora globally.

We will reveal our “UWC 30 Under 30” cohort on August 19, 2021 in advance of 30th Ukraine’s Independence anniversary.

“UWC 30 Under 30” is not a contest or a competition. It is a cultural initiative intended to present the youth who are shaping Ukraine’s global future right now.


Youth organization “Plast – National Scout Organization of Ukraine”

Founded 109 years ago, the organization currently has more than 14,000 members in 24 countries.

Ukrainian Youth Association

One of the largest organizations working with Ukrainian youth in the world established in 1925 in Kyiv.

Ukrainian Canadian Students’ Union (SUSK)

National coordinating body of Ukrainian-Canadian students at different post-secondary institutions across Canada. It was formed in 1953 in Winnipeg and now is considered the largest union of Ukrainian students outside Ukraine

World Congress of Ukrainian Youth Organizations

International coordinating body of Ukrainian communities in the diaspora. Established in 2013 from the youth board of the Ukrainian World Congress, which has existed since 1967.

Nomination is open to Diaspora Ukrainian youth who were born after August 24, 1991 who have permanently resided outside Ukraine for at least two years, who are active in their local Ukrainian communities, and proactively promote a positive image of Ukraine, Ukrainian community or Ukrainian people. Note: Candidates from Ukraine are not eligible.

Ukrainian diaspora community organizations and institutions, members of the public with endorsement from a recognized Ukrainian diaspora community organization (institution) or supported by the relevant Ukrainian World Congress Regional Vice President. Contact Ukrainian community organization in your country

If you represent a Ukrainian diaspora community organization or institution, please complete, sign and send us this form. 

If you would like to nominate someone, but could not get in touch with a Ukrainian diaspora community organization or institution, please contact the UWC Regional Vice President by submitting the following details:

Please fill out and send us the form before July 11, 2021.

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The person nominating the participant

The nominee

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Expert committee

Kateryna Yushchenko

First Lady of Ukraine (2005-2010)

Borys Gudziak

Archbishop-Metropolitan at Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia

Orysia Lutsevych

Head and Research Fellow of the Ukraine Forum of Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs

Nataliya Poshyvaylo-Towler

Regional Vice President,
Ukrainian World Congress

Media partners

’UWC 30 under 30’ initiative is made possible with the generous support of the Temerty Foundation