For the first time in Donetsk region on the 30thof October 2006 the Fair of social services took place in the youth Palace “Yunost”. The organizers of the event were Donetsk social partnership Center Project TACIS “Strengthening civil society”, department for children, family and youth in Donetsk region, Donetsk social services center for children and youth, Donetsk Charitable Fund “Dobrota”, center of sobriety “Iskra”, “Committee of Ukrainian voters”, Charitable Fund “Karitas-donetsk”, Community partnership programme, Charitable Fund “Nash dom Ukraina”, Advocacy Programme Forum Syd and Donetsk youth debate center.
The main target of the Fair is а consolidation of the community strain in the direction of social problems solution and development of interaction between public organizations, local authorities and businesses in order to provide more effective help to the poor population strata.
The Fair was useful not only for the State institutions and public organizations but also for all interested people. Everyone who came to the Fair found out that there are such organizations which are willing and ready to assist poor people in their social problems solving, provide them with helpful information, defend their rights, save from the solitude. More than 600 residents visited the Fair.
Guests from Sumy, Rovno, Kherson regions – the representatives of the third sector and all interested had а perfect opportunity to participate in the round tables on the subject “Ethics in Ngos’ work”, “Co-operation of mass media and Ngos”, “The role of public organizations in the strengthening of civil society”, “Public resistance to alcohol and cigarettes advertising near the educational institution”.
The participants and organizers of the social services Fair say that there are good conditions to carry out such an event every year and attract more and more participants and guests.