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International relations

By definition, International Service, the fourth Avenue of Service, comprises those activities that members of Rotary do to advance international understanding, goodwill, and peace by fostering acquaintance with people of other countries, their cultures, customs, accomplishments, aspirations, and problems, through reading and correspondence and through cooperation in all club activities and projects designed to help people in other lands.

An important form of international Service is participation in joint projects, when the action of the local Rotary Club gets volunteer, financial or other support by clubs and Districts in other countries.

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A key role in coordinating joint actions plays Inter Country Committees (ICC). The idea of Rotary Inter-country Committees, as networks of Rotarians, Rotary Clubs or Districts in two or more countries, is a collaboration at the over-national level.

In 1932 year Rotary Clubs in France and Germany founded the first "Small French-German Committee", creating a precedent for current Rotarian ICCs. The ICC continues the Rotarian traditionі of peacekeeping. A striking example is ICC created in 1993 between the two countries with a thousand-year history of enmity - ICC Greece/Turkey.





In Ukraine today the following Rotary Inter-Country Committees are created and actively working:

Ukraine - Armenia

Ukraine - Belarus

Ukraine - Belgium

Ukraine - Bulgaria

Ukraine - Croatia

Ukraine - Cyprus

Ukraine - Georgia

Ukraine - Germany

Ukraine - Hungary

Ukraine - Israel

Ukraine - Poland

Ukraine - Romania

Ukraine - Russia

Ukraine - Slovakia/Czech Republic

Ukraine - Turkey

Ukraine - France

Next task - creating ICCs with Italy and Austria.


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