Yatsenyuk discusses prospects of cultural cooperation between Ukraine and EU

13:40, 20 November 2015
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Yesterday, November 19, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Tibor Navracsics to discuss the enhancing of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the field of university and student exchanges, according to the government's press service.

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As reported, the parties welcomed a landmark event in relations between Ukraine and the European Union in the field of culture – an agreement between the Ukrainian Government and the European Commission on Ukraine's joining the Creative Europe program, which gives Ukraine access to the EU common cultural space, reads the report.

It is reported that this large-scale program will open up new prospects and opportunities for the promotion of Ukrainian culture in Europe, access to EU means and opportunities for the development of, in particular, the creative sector, film production.

The Head of Ukrainian government noted the possibility of translating Ukrainian authors into the languages of the EU member-states, as well as works of European authors into Ukrainian.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine also stressed the Creative Europe program was very important.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Tibor Navracsics discussed concrete steps aimed at enhancing cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the field of university and student exchanges. They noted the effectiveness of the Erasmus exchange program, which is already in place in Ukraine.

Read alsoPoroshenko declares 2016 Year of English LanguageThe parties discussed the possibility of supporting the scientific sphere of Ukraine, as well as rendering assistance to the universities which have been evacuated from the areas suffering from the Russian aggression.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk appealed to Tibor Navracsics regarding support for the government's intention to create a network of leading high schools in Ukraine, starting with the consolidated institutions of regional importance in order to make these institutions show examples of the best approach in secondary education.

Read alsoUkrainian students choose Poland's universities in record numbersAs UNIAN reported earlier, on November 19, the government of Ukraine and the European Commission signed an agreement on Ukraine's participation in the Creative Europe program.

A total of EUR 1.46 billion in financial support will be allocated for the Creative Europe program which implementation is planned for 2014-2020. The program is said to help Ukrainian cultural institutions to participate in Europe-funded events.

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