CANactions is an educational platform, our mission
is to enhance the creation of places and communities in Ukraine where people love to live and work. We integrate the most relevant world experience in the fields of architecture and urbanism to educate and inspire responsible and active change makers.
Currently, a great social demand has been triggered for principled reform of existing relationships between citizens and other actors (business, government authorities, professionals) who shape our everyday life in different dimensions – from cultural to spatial. This has immediately led to questions – 'Who are those change-makers that could moderate the process of building new types of connections in Ukrainian cities?' and 'What tools and approaches do they need to be able to successfully deal with complexity of the current challenges?'
Since 2015 CANactions School for Urban Studies
runs educational programs, trainings and workshops in the field of Urban Studies, Integrated Urban Development and Strategic Spatial Planning.
Throughout the year various open educational events are held in different Ukrainian cities as part of CANactions Public Program. CANactions International Architecture Festival
— the largest architectural event in Ukraine, runs annually since 2008. CANactions Competition Program
includes organizing and conducting international and all-Ukrainian architectural and urban development contests aimed at developing social initiatives for the transformation of Ukrainian cities, support for young architects and enhancing international co-operation.