Energy Act for Ukraine was honored with the prestigious 2023 International Future of Emerging Europe Award award, recognizing its contributions to green energy. The awards ceremony occurred as part of the annual Future of Emerging Summit in Brussels on November 7-8.
The Energy Act for Ukraine Foundation triumphed in the Green Energy Initiative category for its “Dedication to providing schools with green energy in regions affected by war.”
Yuliana Onishchuk, founder of Energy Act for Ukraine, expressed gratitude for the acknowledgment, emphasizing the foundation’s mission to ensure that despite blackouts and the horrors of war, children in Ukraine can continue their education and enjoy a happy childhood. Established in March 2022 at the onset of the full-scale invasion, the foundation strives to provide renewable green energy to schools in war-affected regions.
The ceremony also acknowledged the work of other Ukrainian organizations, including PR Army, Sigma Software, Sunshine Cafe, Creating Export Academy in Ukraine, Ukrainian writer Lyubov Yakymchuk, head of the NGO “Young Female Leaders” Anna Popsui, and entrepreneur Aliona Andruk. PR Army received the highest score from the jury in the “Media freedom and responsible coverage” category. In the “Architects of the Future” category, Ukrainian visionary Natalia Mykolska emerged victorious, while Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhaylo Fedorov received the “Public Figure of the Year 2023” award. The “Democracy and Rule of Law” category recognized the Ukrainian organization Media Initiative for Human Rights for its determination to investigate and report on war crimes and assist in holding military criminals accountable.
The Future of Emerging Summit, an annual event uniting like-minded individuals and influential organizations shaping Eastern Europe, focused on knowledge exchange, concrete actions, and acknowledging achievements this year. With the motto “Pushing the Region Forward,” the two-day event facilitated discussions among industry experts, thought leaders, and visionaries on pressing challenges and opportunities.