Projects in 2017 by Bridge It! participants

This years introductory seminars tackled the topics of people's attitudes towards living “green” as well as our cultural diversity within the region. Nevertheless, participants were free to choose their project aims and target groups fitting best to their personal interests and societal problems around their local community. Here's the result - check out the projects of Bridge It! participants in 2017!




App KarmUp – Simple Good Deeds

The idea of project is to create an app for iPhone and Android where people can help each other without payments. For example, a user wants that his dog will be fed when he is out of house. For this purpose he creates a task and for this implementation he gives to implementer karma points. The user has just one Karma Point in the beginning. So next time he has to do something for other users. We want to spread this system among districts first by uber driver program and Instagram channel of good deeds. Our target audience is people who are bored with usual things and who want to do something good. We already have website but it doesn’t have practical use yet. ( As a result, we have a team of 7 and everybody is working on their tasks. The application will be done by the end of January.

Project team: Daria Sevastianik, Artyom Simonov (RU)
Project location: St. Petersburg (RU) and Malta
Time period of the project (from planning until closing): 11/09/2017 – 31/01/2018 



Literature City (Dovlatov’s Saint Petersburg)

First year students who study in a new city (in this case, Saint-Petersburg) have often a difficult time to become a part of the local community and to find friends here. I wanted to make students from different universities become closer to each other. During this project, I made two excursions and one cooking session for both groups. Excursions were based on Dovlatov’s books and life, and cooking session was about Russian cuisine. 

Project manager: Kirill Babykin (RU)
Project location: St.Petersburg, Russia
Time period of the project (from planning until closing): 21/09/2017 – 26/11/2017 



Smena Real Village

Smena Real Village is a part of a larger project called “Horovod project”. It is an expedition to small village in Russia with creative team that will make a content for the entertaining blog. First trip took place in Vologda region in November - December, 2017. Target audience of the project were modern young people, who live in big cities and know nothing about Russian culture.

Project team: Daria Sevastianik, Artyom Simonov (RU)
Project location: Epifanovka village, Vologda region
Time period of the project (from planning until closing): 28/11/2017 – 5/12/2017 





Sustainable Fashion: Project “Нить”

The aim of this project was to raise awareness about consumption of sustainable fashion and the damage that fast fashion bring to the environment. We wanted to help the audience to find out ways how to become reasonable customer in modern society, to swap own old things, to make new ones and to find like-minded crowd

Project team:  Margarita Sidorova, Maryana Dementeva (RU)
Project location: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Time period of the project (from planning until closing): 09/2017 – 11/2017





Hide-and-seek cultural identity in art

The main goal of our project was to make the personal development of young Russian people more sustainable through the development of knowledge about their culture. In addition, we distinguished other goals: to help youth become closer to art, to learn how to express their emotions, to learn how to understand a work of art from the point of view of the culture that formed it. Material (lecture, video, pictures), that we showed to young people, allowed to look deeper into the culture, taught to discover cultural meanings and images in the art of different times. It gave possibility to find parralels between the plots of painting and the questions of self-identification of personality in culture, as well as explore the important questions of the historical period.

Project team: Olga Lazareva, Borislav Kashkarov (RU)
Project location: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Time period of the project (from planning
until closing): 09/2017 – 11/2017




"Balticum" social project was aimed against xenophobia. The target audience was pupils (10-13 years old) in St. Petersburg and members of their families. The project involved a complex measure which helped to ease tensions in the relations between Russia and Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). This aimed to help shaping better public perception of Baltic countries in Russia. During the implementation of project, pupils were introduced with Baltic states (with their history, geography, culture). This facilitated to inculcate the awareness of Baltic region unity. All measures contributed to improve of sense of international friendship in Russian pupils.

Project manager: Azat Khasanov (RU)
Project location: St.Petersburg, Russia
Time period of the project (from planning until closing): 09/2017 – 11/2017 



"Sustainable development – how can you contribute?"

One of the biggest issue in our society is consumerism – people are buying and using a lot of materials to fulfill their needs which provides negative effects like waste production and cost inefficiency. It happens mainly because they are influenced by the media and temporary trends, which have an important role in nowadays life. That is why we decided to promote awareness about consumerism issue in the society among youth and inform about sustainable development. Together we made an event of several lectures about sustainable development, its status in Lithuania, presentations of Lithuanian projects and companies related to urban sustainability and sustainable design and two different workshops about creative ways to reuse old objects and make the new ones.

Project team: Diana Romanovska and Goda Šuminaitė (LT)
Project location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Time period of the project (from planning until closing): 20/08/2017 – 11/11/2017




Nowadays young people spend more and more time with their gadgets. The aim of the project was to show the importance of face to face interactions between people in the society. Negatives effects of overusing gadgets were examined. Students analyzed their daily activities, reflected over the possible occupations as volunteering, doing sport etc. The competition of reducing time spent with gadgets was established. Many of participants showed interest in this topic, reflected and found new useful activities that build their future. 

Project team: Ekaterina Poleshchuk (RU)
Project location: St. Petersburg, Russia  
Time period of the project (from planning
until closing): 15/09/2017 – 12/10/2017





Project team: Elīna Moroza, Jānis Blūms, Reinis Jēkabs Galiņš (LV)
Project location: Latvia  
Time period of the project (from planning until closing): 






The aim of the project was to attract local community to the local abandoned forest-park and to promote social interaction there. The project implied creating a group in a social network (VKontakte ) where any person could propose an event or a meet-up in Rzhevskiy forest-park. In order to initiate actions, three events were organized: an excursion around the former military fortification in the forest, Scandinavian walk tutorial with a trainer and a photo shooting for people walking in the forest-park. The events gathered people and showed that it is possible to spend time in the forest-park in an interesting way.

Project team: Daria Chernik (RU)
Project location: St. Petersburg, Russia 
Time period of the project (from planning until closing): 26/08/2017 – 12/11/2017





“ŪPAI” - about people to whom age is only a number, not a lifestyle!

“ŪPAI” - is a stories based project about people who are motivated in their daily life and can share their inspiration with younger generation. The project “ŪPAI” reduces the gap between young and old generations and breaks the stereotype that old people can only be boring and inactive.

The main activity of the project is Facebook page there people can read interviews with inspiring elderly people and share their own similar stories. Moreover, project activities includes discussions and presentations during events and festivals in Lithuania.

Project team: Avelina Markevičiūtė (LT)
Project location: Vilnius, Lithuania 
Time period of the project (from planning until closing): 01/09/2017 – 26/11/2017



"Living Library"

Nowadays many senior students graduating from high school do not have any clear picture of their future job because they have not been prepared properly at school for adult life. Vocational classes at school give them little information of different occupations and fail to give them motivation. It also happens that parents force their children to follow in their footsteps. This causes that youth choose wrong area of studies when going to the university. The uncertainty accumulates and can result with stress.

The aim of the project was to help students of university and high school to choose their future occupation. The goal was supposed to be reached through personal talk among students and representatives of different professions who would share their experience. The project activities consisted of one day event at children’s library.

Project team: Artem Vazinger (RU)
Project location: Pskov, Russia
Time period of the project (from planning until closing): 03/09/2017 – 24/11/2017


Bridge It! stands for the values of democracy, critical thinking, and diversity awareness. Shared values are a prerequisite for potential partners and donors. In this sense, the Programme does its best to pay an exclusive attention to the selection of partners and donors for the projects being implemented by our fellows. Nevertheless, Bridge It! is not responsible for partners or donors attracted by fellows, shouldn't this information have communicated to the Programme Coordinators in advance.