Every year in spring the Day of Europe is celebrated in Ukraine. It is special day when citizens of Ukraine honor common history and values of all nations of the continent.

Students’ Council of DSUM won the competition of projects which was held with the support of Department of Family, Youth and International Relations of Donetsk Regional State Administration and implemented the project — the photo contest «Europe from students’ point of view». Students who took part in students’ exchange programs of DSUM participated in the contest.

This photo contest gave contestants the opportunity to share their experience of studying abroad, introduce European values, traditions and lifestyle, promote cultural heritage to attract people of our region to activities concerning the integration into the EU.

On May, 16, in the Hall of the main academic building of DSUM festive opening of the exhibition was held. Irina Sikorskaya, International Relations Office Director and JMCE Administrative Director, opened the exhibition and drew attention to the importance of integration to European Higher Education Area.
The best photos of the contest were represented in the exhibition. Lilia Zolkina, Head of Department of Family and Youth of Donetsk Regional State Administration, and Andrey Tishchenko, Head of Students’ Self-governance of DSUM, awarded the best contestants:
1 place — Margarita Troyno with the photo «Rainy Day in Prague»;
2 place — Nikita Kupchuk with the photo «Fires of Faith»;
3 place — Alexey Shundrin with the photo «Passing Mime»;
Audience Award — Yulia Nekrasova, with the photo «House of Mila».

Students warmly thanked for interesting contest and expressed their wish to further participation in such kind of events.
Administration of the University would like to congratulate winners of the contest and wish them inspiration and further development of their talent in the field of photography.