As a response to the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine and its dramatic consequences on the Ukrainian people and cultural heritage, Creative Europe published a special call in September 2022.
This led to the selection of 3 consortia to implement actions that support Ukrainian artists and cultural organisations starting in May 2023.
The selected projects will
- offer support to Ukrainian artists and cultural organisations
- facilitate the integration of displaced Ukrainians through the arts
- contribute to the reconstruction of cultural heritage
These are the selected consortia
The ZMINA consortium coordinated by the Izolyatsia organisation based in Kyiv, in partnership with TransEurope Halles (from Sweden) and Malý Berlín, an independent cultural centre based in Slovakia.
The Culture Helps consortium coordinated by Insha Osvita, based in Kyiv with the Tandem foundation from Germany. The project aims to support the training, mentoring and peer learning for cultural professionals, as well as to provide support for mental health via its project.
The U-RE-HERIT consortium coordinated by the Lithuanian Association of Architects in partnership with three organisations from Ukraine: the National Union of architects, the Ro3kvit Urban coalition For Ukraine and the NGO Architectural Education.
Creative Europe stands with Ukraine
I am pleased to see this special call take shape. I know that with the Creative Europe funding, these three organisations will be able to make a real difference on the ground. Preserving the cultural heritage and maintaining access to education and culture are key for the resilience and the reconstruction of the country. Creative Europe stands with Ukraine.
- said Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life.
These projects are emblematic of Creative Europe’s approach and its actions that started since the invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022.
The Creative Europe Programme has encouraged more cooperation between cultural organisations based in the European Union and Ukraine by supporting the mobility of Ukrainian artists through its scheme Culture Moves Europe. It also facilitated the publication and distribution of books and cultural content in Ukrainian and helped Ukraine to preserve its tangible or intangible cultural heritage.