In 2014 terrible tragedy happened in Ukraine. This was an occupation of Crimea and parts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. Most universities have been forced to leave the occupied territories and move to a new places. In order to integrate students’ leaders from these universities with Active Citizens a national study visit to Sumy was delivered.

Participants visited government officials for better understanding of dialogue importance within community. This inspired the participants to bring change to their local communities. Participants also visited Sumy Regional State Television Company. One of the key events within NSV  was a round table with Sumy state  university authorities and students’ leaders. The visit enhanced student leaders from displaced universities to more active involvement in their communities using the dialogue as a main instrument of change. Quoting from one of the participants, Anastasia Yahorska from Donetsk Law Institute

   '’An active citizen is the one who is not afraid talking directly and openly about their ideas and go ahead fearlessly to their goals'’