COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Ukraine/ 3.4 International cultural co-operation  

3.4.6 Other relevant issues

Nowadays the average number of people of Ukrainian descent that live abroad is between 12 and 20 million. According to State Statistics, the population of Ukraine in June 2014 was 42.8 million persons.

Among the countries where the Ukrainian communities are numerous there are:

  • Russian Federation – 1.93 million (10 million by unofficial statistics);
  • Canada – 1 209 085;
  • the USA – 89 299 (more than 1.5 million by unofficial statistics);
  • Brazil – 500 000;
  • Moldova – 477 000;
  • Kazakhstan – 333 000;
  • Argentina – 250-300 000;
  • Belarus – 159 000;
  • Germany – 123 300;
  • Uzbekistan – about 87 000;
  • Romania – 51 700;
  • Poland – 49 000;
  • Latvia – 45 690;
  • Australia – 38 800;
  • the UK – about 30 000 by unofficial statistics;
  • France – about 30 000;
  • Azerbaijan – 29 000 (not more than 15 000 by unofficial statistics);
  • Turkmenistan – 23 000 (not more than 14 000 by unofficial statistics);
  • Kyrgyzstan – 22 900;
  • Czech Republic – more than 22 000;
  • Estonia – 22 000;
  • Lithuania – 22 000;
  • Serbia and Montenegro – more than 20 000;
  • Austria – about 12 000;
  • Paraguay – 10-12 000;
  • Hungary – over 8 000;
  • Slovakia – 7 430;
  • Georgia – 7 000;
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – about 5 000;
  • Croatia – 4 000;
  • Tajikistan – more than 3 000;
  • Bulgaria – 1 800;
  • Armenia – 1 600; and
  • Chile – about 1 000.

At the same time, a large number of Ukrainian citizens - representatives of the Ukrainian portion of the temporary labour migration market - are concentrated in Spain (86 000), Portugal (about 42 000), Greece (more than 32 000) and other countries.

The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is an authoritative international Ukrainian organisation, which brings together about 300 non-governmental organisations of foreign Ukrainians from more than 30 countries.

There are also other International Ukrainian associations, organisations that reflect the interests of Ukrainians living abroad: the European Congress of Ukraine, which represents Ukrainian communities in 23 countries (mostly in Central and Eastern Europe), the World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organisations, as well as the World Federation of Ukrainian Lemko Associations. (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine).


Chapter published: 05-06-2015

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