Life Stories

On European Neighbours Day, we bring you two stories of community activists – in central Ukraine and in the conflict-affected Luhansk Region – who proved that self-mobilization is often key to success.

On World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May, we remember Taufik Kezma, who a century ago enhanced the potential of culture to bring the then Ukrainian society and the Arab world together.


Only five films have been selected by the IOM international jury to be presented at the Global Migration Film Festival 2020*. One of them is Omar and Us, a Turkish film directed by a member of the European Film Academy Maryna Er Gorbach.