Technical assistance to the Ukraine in the Field of Culture, Media and Youth
As part of the implementation of the Law on Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (adopted in 2013) and other legal acts, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a number of NGOs have implemented a series of projects in Ukraine pursuing the following objectives:
- to assist the Ukrainian policy makers in drafting strategic guidelines of reforms in the field of culture;
- to share the Lithuanian experience in reforming the culture administration model with a focus on strategic planning, a horizontal approach to culture and client-oriented services; reforming culture institutions' administrative and financing systems; democratising the system of funding of cultural projects; developing a legal basis enabling support for culture from private sources;
- to help public and private culture institutions, media and youth organizations build capacities in policy planning and administration; to help nurture a spirit of citizenship and democracy; to raise the quality of a discourse on European policies in all types of media.
In 2012-2015, with financial support from the Lithuanian government the Lithuanian governmental and public institutions as well as NGOs carried out a number of seminars, lectures, workshops, training courses, exchange events designed for public administration employees and private sector bodies in the field of culture, art, media and youth to expand their capacities, strengthen European integration support and democratization.
In 2015, the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture in collaboration with the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture and the Ukrainian Culture Research Institute organized a seminar in Kiev for policy makers and culture practitioners with the aim of sharing Lithuanian experience in re-modelling and setting up a culture administration and management system. Issues like strategic planning, a project funding system, legislation for securing the independent funding of culture projects and providing funding from private sources; the drafting and implementation of national cinema policy; a museum operation and evaluation system were raised. The EU programme "Creative Europe" and best practices of Lithuania's participation in the programme were presented.
In 2015, the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture and the Ukrainian Ministry of Culture signed the Programme of Cultural Cooperation for 2016-2020. The Programme is designed to promote direct collaboration between institutions of visual and performing arts, culture and creative industries; to increase the mobility of artists and culture experts; to expand the involvement of Ukrainian NGOs in joint projects; to share best practices in the planning and implementation of culture and arts projects.
Sharing best practices in re-modelling a post-soviet culture governance system; the extension and strengthening of capacities of employees in public and private cultural institutions; support to the development of civic society; the improvement of independent media quality.
2012-2015: 38 170 EUR