Vitsche e.V.

Vitsche e.V.

Germany Berlin

Founded in 202211-25 peopleFiscal attestlinktr.ee/ukrainehelpberlin
Vitsche – Activists empowering Ukraine. Vitsche is a Berlin-based NGO that amplifies Ukrainian voices and subjectivity in Europe and stands for the freedom and development of Ukraine, using innovative strategies and cultural diplomacy as their main tools. Founded in January 2022 in Berlin, Vitsche emerged driven by the imminent threat of russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Our vision: a Ukraine free, secure, and thriving as a valued EU member. We confront russian disinformation, amplifying Ukrainian voices. Embracing the importance of Ukrainian subjectivity, we advance a decolonial perspective on Ukraine's history, forging a path to a more just future. Addressing the urgent needs of Ukraine is a core commitment, campaigning for support to alleviate the hardships of the russian war. In Germany, we strengthen the Ukrainian community. With cultural and educational events, we foster unity and understanding, bridging diverse backgrounds. A safe, democratic Ukraine ensures Europe's stability and security. Join us to empower Ukraine and safeguard the truth.

Key Projects

Checkpoint Peace - Interdisciplinary memory project in Berlin.

The goal of the project is to show the blind spots and gray zones in the culture of memory, bring into light the presence of controversial soviet memorials and point to historical myths. We want to find the grassroots in estimating the meaning of commonly shared values and historical events to reveal differences in their understanding. The project dares to reveal, re-open and share four different practices and approaches that brought modern Germany for spreading the distorted ideas of abstract peace. We have the ambition and courage to criticize and re-think the most prominent historical events and their modern interpretations, as well as show them in modern topography of Berlin. The aim of the program is to build a space for debate and put the light on imperialistic and totalitarian relationships in r*ssian and German historical past, to find the connections between memory and present difficulties in the common way we think about r*ssia's aggression against Ukraine. More here: https://www.checkpointpeace.org/

Checkpoint Peace - Interdisciplinary memory project in Berlin.

Ukrainian Sound Garden

Ukrainian Sound Garden: an interdisciplinary one-day Open Air Festival highlighting modern Ukrainian sound and vision. For 5 times , the Vitsche Culture department is presenting a unique constellation of talented musicians and art collectives, introducing their fresh artistic projects in the spotlight of Berlin's club scene. People experience the 12h+ long summer and winter edition programs with Ukrainian live music, art and book market, culture project showcases, food, and club night program as well!

Ukrainian Sound Garden

Design by Artem Savchenko

Vitsche Podcast

🇺🇦 Our Ukrainian-language podcast provides a German perspective. We want to prevent prejudice and misconceptions. 
 🇩🇪 Our German-language version will amplify the voice of Ukrainians in Germany. And also, to combat prejudices that may have emerged in German society due to Russian propaganda or lack of information. Listen and watch: https://www.youtube.com/@vitscheberlin/podcasts

Vitsche Podcast

Design by Kateryna Reka

Grants history

Deportation Project

EVZ

2023

Ukrainian Sound Garden (Volume 1,2, 4 and 5)

Draussenstadt

2022-2023

Ukrainian Sound Garden (Volume 3)

Goethe Institut in Exile

2022

Art x Weapon Festival

GLV, partner - Keller

2023

Vitsche@Kultursommer Festival

Kultur Projekte Berlin, partner - Buero Doering

2022-2023

Checkpoint Peace

Prague Civil Society Center, partner - TU Mariupol

2023

Vitsche Podcast

DSEE

2022-2023

Artist as a Prophet

Bezirksamt Mitte Berlin

2023

Desinformation campaign

CIR

2023

Mediengeist

Kunsht & Goethe Institute

2022-2023

The Nexus of Decisions

Pilecki-Institut (grant leading organisation), Genshagen Stiftung, with support: Stiftung für Deutsch-Polnische Zusammenarbeit, Auswärtiges Amt

2023