Neo-Eco cooperates with Ukrainian and international organisations and foundations, donors, governments, mayors, and communities to implement green projects for the sustainable ecological and societal reconstruction of the country.
Mission East is a Danish non-governmental relief and development organisation, operating in 11 countries in conflict prone or hard-to-reach locations. Mission East is one of the first Danish organisations to be certified Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) compliant in 2017, reflecting is strong commitment to quality aid and accountability. Mission East is one of 18 organisations in a Strategic Partnership with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mission East and Neo-Eco Ukraine share a joint office in Mykolaiv.
The two companies are currently collaborating on several projects, including a damage assessment report and macroeconomic study, which will allow the local market to develop its potential to produce much needed construction materials. This study is a part of a larger partnership whose aims range from planning to the efficient and sustainable execution of Mykolaiv’s green reconstruction
Founded in autumn 2022 to help Ukrainians rebuild damaged housing and social infrastructure, the Leroy Merlin Solidarity foundation is an important donor in the restoration and reconstruction of war-damaged homes.
With funding from the Leroy Merlin Solidarity Foundation, Neo-Eco Ukraine completed a project to dismantle four buildings in the “Military town” of Hostomel using the principles of circular economy and recycle construction waste into new construction materials.
UA Damage’s objective is to provide Ukrainian authorities and citizens with the latest, accurate data and visibility to advance reconstruction efforts, by processing satellite images with a neural network pipeline. By comparing land and buildings before the war with the current situation, and using a classification system, this data will become a key decision-making tool for local authorities, NGOs, and other interested parties to take informed decisions about the rebuilding of Ukrainian communities and infrastructures.
Neo-Eco Ukraine and UADamage are collaborating to use this cutting-edge technology across a variety of sectors including green reconstruction, agri-food, and demining solutions.
Thanks to a grant from the Children’s Resilience Fund in Ukraine, and with the financial support of the UBS Optimus Foundation to improve the living conditions, education and protection of children, our Ukraine Resilience charity has launched the project “Design of a dual-purpose shelter created by children in the Mykolaiv region”. This programme, including creative workshops, is implemented by Crown Agents International Development (CAID) and UBS Optimus Foundation in partnership with Crown Agents in Ukraine.
Bart Gruyaert, Project Director with Neo-Eco Ukraine, is an active member of Ro3kvit, a Ukrainian-based coalition of over 80 professionals from Ukraine and beyond who united their efforts to develop knowledge and methodologies for rebuilding Ukraine’s urban and rural environment and infrastructure.
The NGO was founded in 2022 in response to the massive destruction caused by the invasion. Through design and research, the coalition addresses urgent needs raised by stakeholders now and connecting them to future strategies. Fuelled by studies on other (postwar) countries, Ro3kvit is developing new, future oriented urban design methods, co-creative organisation, and sustainable development. All experts have experience in developing projects in Ukraine or in a post-conflict planning. At least 50% of the team members are Ukrainian experts. Among them are researchers, designers, policy advisors, educators and their expertise includes architecture and housing, urban and regional planning, post-war recovery, culture and heritage and the economy.
In June 2023, Neo-Eco Ukraine, via its charitable foundation Ukraine Resilience, became an official partner of New European Bauhaus by fulfilling the criteria of sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion.
By leveraging our green and digital challenges to transform our lives for the better, the New European Bauhaus invites us to address complex societal problems together through co-creation with citizens, experts, businesses, and institutions together to reimagine sustainable living in Europe and beyond.
Neo-Eco Ukraine will be working with fellow partners and other organisations to enrich the initiative and co-create more beautiful, sustainable, inclusive living experiences.
Creative Folkestone and Neo-Eco Ukraine are exploring the use of art and creative placemaking in partnerships to help regenerate communities in Ukraine.
Urban Reform, an ARCHES Program Partner, is a Ukrainian civil service organization that promotes the adoption of best practices from contemporary urban planning throughout Ukraine. The organization was founded in 2014, a pivotal year in Ukraine’s history in which many people, including founder Oleksandra Naryzhna, felt that Ukrainian citizens needed a greater say in shaping their government and communities. Since then, Urban Reform has grown to 13 professionals and has carried out community development projects that span the design of urban parks, the repurposing of industrial buildings, the creation of cycling and pedestrian infrastructure, plans for neighbourhood expansions, and housing for IDPs.
The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), an ARCHES Program Partner, is a United States-based 501c3 nonprofit that was founded in 1993 and is a world-leading proponent of the new urbanist philosophy. Its 1996 Charter of the New Urbanism articulates one of the most powerful and influential visions in the last half century on how communities can be developed—and redeveloped—to better serve their residents. The organization’s 2,600 member community includes some of the top voices in urbanism and architecture in the world, with its member-led teams carrying out successful projects for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, LEED certification for neighbourhood development, federal housing finance underwriting rules, and many more initiatives.
Paul Alt AIA is the founder of Alt Architecture + Research Associates LLC, a firm that collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams to create “healing environments as a tool” for the healing of trauma, experiential education, and community programming. Previous projects have included: The Epidaurus/ Green Road Projects at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Building in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and the Patriots Casa at Texas A & M in San Antonio. AA+RA also served as the prime consultant for the Department of Veteran Affairs Healing Environment Design Guideline, which is responsible for the content and assembly of 39 SMEs for the healing of mind, body and spirit of 9 million United States veterans and their families.
Charity Foundation, created by Ukrainians for Ukrainians.
Foundation, that unites volunteers and professionals, NGOs and worldwide business community, to provide support to the victims of the war. In the united effort of each and every one of us, we are paving the way to the future for those who need it most.