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Ukraine ratifies Agreement on participation in the EU Creative Europe programme
03.02.2016 | 17:06
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE CMU

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has ratified an Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the European Commission on Ukraine's participation in EU programme Creative Europe.

According to Vice Prime Minister/Minister of Culture of Ukraine Viacheslav Kyrylenko, Creative Europe is aimed at supporting culture and audiovisual sector initiatives, thus promoting cross-border cooperation, platforms, networking, and literary translation and the development, distribution, or access to audiovisual works among the countries of Europe. The present stage will last till 2020, the participants of which can be candidates to enter the EU as well as countries which were the signatories to the framework agreement. The programme consists of two sub-programmes: the Culture and the Media with a budget of around €1.5 billion. Following ratification and passing all necessary procedures, Ukraine will have an access to financial support for implementation of projects along 18 various directions.

It is planned soon to establish a coordinating body to perform the functions of the National Programme Office the activity of which will be supervised by the public.

 

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