The Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain (AUGB) is the largest representative body for Ukrainians and those of Ukrainian descent.
The objects for which the AUGB is established are:
AUGB VISION AND VALUES
We aim to have:
As an organisation, we aspire to be:
We will work in a way which:
The Association was founded in 1946 by Ukrainians who came to Great Britain at the end of the Second World War. It operates a network of local branches, most of them with their own social/cultural centre across the UK. At local level, we support Ukrainian Community Schools, Day Centres and a range of cultural and social activities.
We have a highly respected Shevchenko Library and Archive in London. Since our inception we have published a large number of books, periodicals and newspapers.
The AUGB works closely with other community organisations, including the Association of Ukrainian Women, the Association of Ukrainian Teachers, youth organisations and others. We have a good working relationship with the Embassy of Ukraine in the United Kingdom.
Internationally, the AUGB is a member of the Ukrainian World Congress (CKY) and the European Congress of Ukrainians (EKY), and over the years has worked with various organisations in Ukraine, including governmental and academic institutions.
We organise various campaigns, programmes or exhibitions to promote and commemorate aspects of Ukrainian history and culture. For example, to raise awareness, we have held events annually across the country to commemorate the 1932-33 Holodomor in which millions of Ukrainians, including a third of Ukraine’s children, were forcibly starved to death. The catalogue of similar events relating to poignant Ukrainian anniversaries, prominent national historical figures or current events are too long to list in this brief introduction, but they are significant and take place on national and local scales.
For further information see the Ukrainians in the UK Online Encyclopaedia.