AFU is an independent institution for alternative education. The underlying idea behind the project is to create an independent venue and “a market of ideas” where they can get proper civic education, participate in open discussions and get acquainted with plurality of opinions. Since the opening, we have held more than 200 lectures. Our events concern such issues as democracy, human rights, economics, global politics, media, and etc. The project won USOSCE Ambassadorial Award for Freedom of Expression over the Internet.