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Ukraine: “Friendly” Euro 2012 Grassroots Initiatives

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Ukraine, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, International Relations, Sport, Travel

These “friendly” grassroots initiatives are meant for those football fans who are traveling to Ukraine for Euro 2012, which begins today: Friendly Ukraine [1], an umbrella “community of friendly and hospitable people [who] offer free help to our guests: accommodation, transfers from airport to city, guidance, translation and information services” (RFE/RL story [2]); Rooms 4 Free [3] (on FB [4]): “people from all over Ukraine who wish to invite you to our homes for FREE and celebrate the joy of football together!”; I Can Help U (speak English in UA) [5]; free walking tours [6] of Kiev with English-speaking guides (on FB [7]); Euro-2012: Media Hospitality! [8].