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Denmark is implementing one of the largest humanitarian projects to support Ukrainian children deprived of parental care

В Копенгагені за участі Першого віцепрем’єр-міністра України — Міністра економіки України Юлії Свириденко та Міністра підприємництва Данії Мортена Бедскоу відбулося представлення гуманітарного проєкту «Простори для життя дітей», в рамках якого в Україні будуть збудовані екобудинки сімейного типу.

Denmark will build psychological recovery camps for children deprived of parental care. On Sunday, April 14, in Copenhagen, with the participation of First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Economy of Ukraine Yuliia Svyrydenko and Danish Minister for Business Morten Bødskov, the Spaces for Children’s Life humanitarian project, within the framework of which family-type eco-houses will be built in Ukraine, was presented.

The villages will be built in three pilot Ukrainian cities. They will be integrated into the communities of the selected cities. Currently, the negotiation process between the Danish side and the local authorities of the elected communities is ongoing.

“Today, support for Ukrainian children suffering from war is extremely important. More than 27,000 children live in institutions and need a family and a new home. Thus, we are sincerely grateful to Denmark for this important humanitarian project. It also has an economic component. All these houses will be built using building materials of Ukrainian production. Therefore, Ukrainian companies will be actively involved in the project. Therefore, Denmark will also support our producers,” Yuliia Svyrydenko said during the event.

The Spaces for Children’s Lives project involves providing children with comprehensive support services, such as psychosocial support. It is also planned to arrange social spaces and recreational areas, which will be used by both residents of the complex and other residents of communities. The project also provides for the construction of bomb shelters. All buildings will later be handed over to local communities. The implementation of the project is planned for four years.

A feature of the project is environmental friendliness. The concept provides for the construction of housing with a significant reduction in CO2 emissions, following several key principles: housing should be healthy, adaptive, simple, modern and scalable.

The project was initiated by SOS Children’s Villages Denmark, which is part of one of the world’s largest non-governmental organization SOS Children’s Villages, and will be implemented in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages Ukraine (SOS UA), Villum Foundation, Viessmann Foundation, Grundfos Foundation, Bitten & Mads Clausen Foundation, VELUX Group, Somfy Foundation, DOVISTA, Flügger, VELUX Ukraine, Kromann Reumert and the Export and Investment Fund of Denmark (EIFO).

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