Milieukontakt Oost-Europa (EN)


Milieukontakt Oost-Europa is an independent foundation from the Netherlands that was established in 1988. The objective of Milieukontakt Oost-Europa is to strengthen environmental NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States (CEE/NIS) to enable them to influence environmental policy and environmental behaviour in their societies. Milieukontakt pursues this aim by giving support and advice, and by encouraging and establishing co-operation between environmental organisations in the Netherlands and in CEE/NIS countries.


Milieukontakt in NIS countries

Currently Milieukontakt runs programmes in a number of NIS countries, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Ukraine and Belarus.


Milieukontakt in Ukraine

Milieukontakt Oost-Europa has worked in Ukraine for several years. Starting with a training programme in the mid-nineties, Milieukontakt later had a programme with NGOs in Donetsk and Dnipopetrovsk. In 1999-2001 Milieukontakt implemented the Raising Public Support programme in Eastern Ukraine. In 2002 a national programme was run on the use of ICT and public participation in preparation process towards Kyiv 2003. 

The new programme UKRAINIAN NGO COMMUNITY REACHING OUT is financially supported by the Social Transformation Programme Central and Eastern Europe (Matra) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Aims of the project

Main aim of the programme is to increase sustainability of the environmental NGO community in Ukraine through better cooperation as a result of improved communication skills and strategies. The programme will have a national outreach.



How to contact us:


Milieukontakt Oost-Europa

Postbus 18185

1001 ZB Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Tel:       +31 20 639 2716

Fax:      +31 20 639 1379


Programme manager

Mr. Willem Tjebbe Oostenbrink



Project assistant

Ms. Jackeline Mekkes



Coordinator Ukraine

Ms. Olga Malakhova

50000 Kriviy Rig, PO Box 6308


Tel: +380.564.728408



Assistant in Ukraine

Ms. Kateryna Malkova

tel./fax: + 380.44.2876277


Kyiv, Ukraine