Festival of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship
Don't miss the main creative event of this autumn — House of Europe Festival in Rivne! Three days of development are waiting for you: lectures by the Ukrainian and European top speakers, acquaintance with successful startuppers, active networking and exclusive film screenings.

The creative community in the environment of Interaction Platform Prostir NGO will meet for the international forum with the participation of speakers from Ukraine and the European Union.

The event will be available in online and offline formats. Given the situation created by COVID, the number of offline training participants will be limited and pre-registration will be required. Direct participants of the event will have a unique opportunity to communicate with experts, owners of successful startups, learn about new opportunities and programmes from House of Europe and get their portion of inspiration from the creative environment. If you do not get among these lucky ones – don't be upset!
The forum will be broadcast online, so you can easily become part of the large-scale creative event without leaving your sofa or workplace.

To listen to the speakers' presentations online, register here
To visit festival offline, register here
Speakers of the festival
Our speakers are experts in creative entrepreneurship, experienced entrepreneurs, startup owners, mentors and officials from Ukraine and the EU, are ready to share their knowledge.
Jürgen Enninger
Chief of the creative Department of Augsburg
Lucia Radu
Programme Manager at Impact Hub Bucharest
Nadiya Hladkevych
Director General of RENOME
Yuri Filyuk
Co-founder of Teple misto platform, CEO of Promprylad.Renovation
Paolo Montemurro
Director of Materahub
Marianna Mäki-Teeri
Futures Platform
Mark Raymond Wilkins
Co-founder and Executive Director of the Riverbird's Nest, co-founder of the Naked Room Gallery, co-founder of the Reitarska-Circle, film director
Dmitry Andreev
Founder of MOON studio marketing agency
Illarion Tomarov
Head of intellectual property practice group at Vasyl Kisil & Partners law firm
Gleb Maltsev
co-founder of Fundwise, pitch coach at Startup Wise Guys and The Global
Maryna Chyzh
Commercial Director of Fuelfinance Ukraine
Dmitry Sidorenko
Founder of Atlas Weekend
Mykola Lebed
Musician multi-instrumentalist, performing under the pseudonym "Ghost Cities"
Sviatoslav Kononets
Co-founder, CEO of mirrolab creative agency.
Yevheniia Yatsuta
Co-owner and executive producer of Radioaktive Film, chairman of the Ukrainian Film Industry Association.
Kostiantyn Kuznietsov
Producer Creativity Days Ukraine
Chairman of the Association of Creative Industries (CIAU)
Official representative of the Cannes Lions in Ukraine
We have prepared for you three days filled with knowledge, innovation and creativity.
View the programme
Creative entrepreneurship trends

You will learn about new opportunities and trends in the creative economy of Ukraine and Europe, learn about fresh and progressive cases, programmes for the development of creative business.

New acquaintances and potential business partners

There will be unique people around – speakers, creative entrepreneurs, marketing specialist, urban specialists, designers and activists. This is a chance to establish a partnership and find like-minded people.
Startup expo-zone

We will introduce you to the most progressive startuppers and their cases. The history of each one is unique and worthy of attention.

Light show
At the end of the forum, all participants will see a bright show.
You will find a synthesis of visual art from Blck BOx, the geniuses of the light installation, and Edelweiss Art Association of Rivne.

This is the first time that artists come together in such a collaboration to create a show of modern choreography, live energy and spectacular lighting effects and graphics.

Blck BOx is a Kyiv based design and media art studio that creates large-scale light installations and VJing for leading Ukrainian festivals, parties, theater performances, art events and concerts.

The studio has distinguished itself by creating visual content for popular music artists and brands like The HARDKISS, Vremya & Steklo (Time And Glass), MONATIK, Alina Pash and others. Recent work of the studio is an amazing show for KAZKA band in collaboration with the legendary director Vlad Troitskyi.

Edelweiss Art Association of Rivne is a team that transforms the author's approach, new themes and plots into modern choreography. Known as the organisers and participants of numerous projects: Alice show performance, Dance boom show performance, ART soul RIVNE all-Ukrainian choreographic festival, Puppeteer musical and choreographic performance.

To watch the online broadcast of the forum
The online broadcast will be available on 4 September 2020.
You can watch the broadcast in Ukrainian and English

The event will be held in the outdoor area of the courtyard of the National University of Water Management and Nature Resources Use in compliance with valid quarantine and sanitary requirements:
  • Seating arrangements – no more than 1 person per 5 sq. m.
  • Distance between seats – no less than 1.5 m.
  • Ticket control will be carried out by contactless method.
  • Visitors must wear masks and respirators covering their nose and mouth all the time.
Temperature screening will be performed at entrance.

It's time to expand your creative world outlook. These days, we start the Ukrainian films, animated films and advertising cases screening on Zelenka summer stage in Taras Shevchenko park in Rivne.

Programme includes:
5 September
Presentation of books by IST Publishing, recipient of a translation grant from House of Europe
Demonstration of world animation from Linoleum Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival and presentation of mobility grants from House of Europe.
Screening of the drama film "Volcano", a Ukrainian-European co-production directed by Roman Bondarchuk from Arthouse Traffic, a recipient of an international cooperation grant from the House of Europe.

6 September
Presentation of books by the publishing house "Choven", the recipient of a translation grant from House of Europe. Demonstration of Cannes Lions masterpieces and presentation of new opportunities from the Association of Creative Industries of Ukraine (CIAU).
Screening of the dramatic film "When the Trees Fall", a Ukrainian-European co-production directed by Marisa Nikitiuk from Arthouse Traffic, a recipient of an international cooperation grant from the House of Europe.

Film and animation screening
Detailed programme and registration form will be available later.
Project organisers
House of Europe innovation festival in Ukraine. It is implemented in cooperation with the Non-Governmental Organisation Interaction Platform Prostir in Rivne and with the support of the European Union.
House of Europe
House of Europe is a programme funded by the European Union, created to support professional and creative exchange between Ukrainians and their colleagues in the EU.
Interaction Platform Prostir
An association of conscious and caring people who not only want but also can implement projects, initiate changes in Rivne and make our city a better place.
Project partners
Write us, if you want to join the organisation and become a partner of the festival!
Phone: +380 (96) 750 5110
11, Soborna Street, Rivne, Rivne Oblast, 33000