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Olexandr Butsenko

Director, DC "Development Through Culture" and National Academy for Managers in Culture and Art

19 Dobrosusidska St, 03138, Kyiv
Tel: + 380 67 250 48 90
Fax: + 380 44 246 15 98


Oleksandr Butsenko is the director of the Development Centre -Democracy through Culture-, is an adviser of Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of the Ukrainian Committee on Culture, is a Member of the European Cultural Parliament, and is an independent expert on cultural policies issues.
As a member of the Fiscal Analysis Office of Verkhovna Rada Budget Committee, Mr Butsenko took part in elaborating the Budget Code of Ukraine and the new model of inter-budget relations at the level of local governments including culture.
He was one of the initiators which established the Public Council on Culture. He played a central role in the development of the Conceptual Framework of the State Culture Policy for 2005-2007 till its adoption into law. He is author of the basic documents for Parliament Hearings on culture from 2002-2005, research papers for the Council of Europe and the Parliament of Ukraine.
He is the initiator of government programs linked with the third sector and creative industries as well as of a set of international projects related to local communities culture-based development. Mr. Butsenko has profound experience in managing, research and analytical activities, PR management, translation, editing and journalism. He has published a great deal of translated works in the Ukraine: from fiction (novels of J. Didion, A. Burgess, D. Hammett, E. Sabato etc.) and poems to social philosophic and economic works (Karl Popper's Open Society and Its Enemies, Deborah Stone's Policy Paradox, etc.).
He is an initiator and editor-in-chief of the information bulletin "Dialogue" devoted to theory and practice of cultural policies and cultural development in Europe.

For more information on Oleksandr Butsenko see ConnectCP