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With the EU support new project starts: experts will develop National Policy for 4 cultural sectors


On February 27, the RES-POL project — Rapid Expert Support for Culture and Media Policies in Ukraine – was presented in Kyiv. The project is funded by the European Union and will run until March 2025.

RES-POL focuses on 4 sectors: cultural heritage, arts and culture, creative industries, and media, as well as 10 material issues of cultural development.

The involved experts will work together with the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy (MCIP) to find policy solutions to the problems and challenges of Ukrainian culture. The main goals of the project are to develop policies for the focus sectors and mechanisms for their development (to be supported by relevant operational programmes related to the process of Ukraine’s accession to the EU), and to strengthen the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy to develop and to implement policies. In addition to the MCIP, the RES-POL project will work with the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, the Ukrainian Book Institute, the State Agency of Ukraine for the Arts and Art Education (State Arts), and the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance.

“Cultural sector is one of the main assets of Ukraine, both in the context of the state’s recovery, national unity, and in the context of joining the EU as an equal partner, a carrier of significant innovative potential. Thus, strengthening culture, working on its development strategy and tactics with the involvement of the expert community is a very important task, and the European Union provides the Ministry with the necessary support in this process,” — notes Tetiana Shulha, Sector Manager for Culture, Human Rights, Gender Equality and National Minorities at the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.

Key experts in the focus areas, a wide range of cultural actors and stakeholders are invited to the discussions on cultural policies within the RES-POL project. The organizers plan to involve several hundred people.

“The Ministry is strengthening capacity to form roadmaps for cultural integration with EU member states. Such a project will help implement policy and strategy in the field of culture faster and more effectively. Additionally, with the assistance of experts, we will be able to harmonize our regulatory framework with the legislation of the European Union,” — emphasizes Rostyslav Karandieiev, Acting Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.

The project already involves:

  • Yulia Fediv, expert on policy harmonization, cultural and media manager, UNESCO consultant, advisor to the chairman of the board of the Public, director of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (2018-2021)
  • Volodymyr Vorobey, head of the project expert group, director of the PPV Economic Development Agency;
  • Alona Karavai, key expert in the culture and arts sector, art manager, co-founder of the Insha Osvita;
  • Olga Sahaidak, key expert in the cultural heritage sector, cultural manager and producer of art projects, co-founder of the DOFA Fund.
  • Halyna Shyyan, key expert in the creative industries sector, writer, translator, strategic communications specialist, entrepreneur;
  • Olena Pravylo, key expert on stakeholder engagement, head of the Congress of Cultural Activists.

The RES-POL team aims to consolidate the voice of the expert community in the process of developing media and cultural policy. The experts will also work on proposals for legislative changes. The total budget of the project is 802 297 euros. RES-POL will last for 15 months, until March 2025.

You can follow the news of the RES-POL project on the website of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, on the website of the PPV Economic Development Agency, as well as on the RES-POL page on Facebook.

The project is implemented by the “Center for Regional Development“, a public union of the Economic Development Agency PPV.

This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the Public Union “Center for Regional Development” and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.

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