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Ukraine/ 4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate  

4.1 Main cultural policy issues and priorities

On 6 January 2011, the President of Ukraine signed the new Law of Ukraine on Culture, it and it entered into force. The law defines the following priorities of the national cultural policy:

  • development of the culture of the Ukrainian nation, indigenous peoples and national minorities of Ukraine;
  • maintenance, restoration and protection of the historical environment;
  • aesthetic education of citizens, first of all, children and young people;and
  • enlargement of the cultural infrastructure in rural areas (see also  chapter 2.1).

The main priorities for 2015 are defined by the Cabinet of Ministers' Action Programme and the Coalition Agreement (see also chapter 2.3), in particular: to elaborate together with other ministries and experts the Ukrainian Humanitarian (Socio-Cultural) Strategy for 2025; to elaborate a Bill on National Cultural Product taking into account creation, distribution and consumption of national cultural product using diverse and efficient political and financial instruments, paying special attention among others, to copyright provisions and vigilance of international norms.

Chapter published: 05-06-2015

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