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10 December 2019

Activity Details (ID# 33101)  

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Title Intercultural Cities Joint Programme - Ukrainian Network 
Description Establishment and development of the Ukrainian network of Intercultural Cities (Ukrainian Platform) 
Status Completed 
Date 01/06/2011 - 30/11/2011 
Location Melitopol, Ukraine
Countries CoE Members: Italy / Ukraine
Organisations: Council of Europe / European Commission
Groups: States Parties to the European Cultural Convention
  Joint Programme Activity - Int-Cit3
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Int-Cit3 - Intercultural cities 2011-2013    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2011/DG4/JP/2647   Intercultural cities - governance and policies for diverse communities
Expected Result 1.1 - To consolidate the Intercultural cities methodology by monitoring progress in pilot cities and accompanying implementation of the Intercultural integration model in new cities
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.3 – Promoting Democratic Governance and Stability
Programme ☆ III.3.5  Intercultural dialogue

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Small scale meeting 
Directorate (Service) Education, Culture and Heritage, Youth and Sport (Directorate of Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage)
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1 http://www.coe.int/interculturalcities  
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Activity Synopsis (ID# 33101) (Hide Synopsis)

Output/Results Ukrainian Network of Intercultural cities
Activities in 2011

According to the Administrative Arrangement 53/11 as of June 16, 2011, the Development Centre “Democracy through Culture” (located in Kyiv, Ukraine) received from the Council of Europe/European Commission a grant in aid of a maximum of € 10 388 for activities and events related to the establishment and development of the Ukrainian network of Intercultural Cities (Ukrainian Platform), in 2011.
The network establishment process started in March, 2011, when the Memorandum on the Ukrainian Platform was signed by representatives of 8 cities at a conference «Intercultural Cities: Ukrainian Platform and perspectives of enlargement and collaboration» in Kyiv, in March 29-30, 2011. The following Ukrainian cities took part in the conference: Melitopol, Yuzhne, Khmelnytsky, Lutsk, Pryluky, Nizhyn, Zhytomyr, Vinnytsia, Kherson. This conference was organized by the Development Centre “Democracy through Culture” with support of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. The Director of the Mondisieme Centre in Reggio Emilia, Adil El Marouakhi, took part in this conference presenting the Italian Intercultural Cities Network.
Before and after the conference, the Development Centre experts organised special visits to cities which expressed their will to join the Ukrainian Platform of intercultural cities. Below, the visits, dates, objectives and participants are listed.

Melitopol, 20-22.03, 2011
Presentation of the targeted programme “Melitopol, intercultural European city” to the City Council, planning events Deputies of the City Council, local team of the Intercultural City, head of national minority associations

Melitopol, 28-29.04, 2011
Presentation of the established Ukrainian Platform of Intercultural Cities; discussion of park reconstruction concept with representatives of local business
Local team of the Intercultural City (17 persons including 2 vice mayors, 5 deputies and 3 heads of the City Hall departments); representatives of local business including 5 national minority entrepreneurs

Melitopol, 19-20.05, 2011
Training for local team, representatives of culture, health and social security sectors presenting them RB approach
Local team, representatives of different sectors of local economy – 40 persons

Dnipropetrovsk, 03-04.06, 2011
Information workshop for regional cultural administrators and culture sector of the city of Pavlograd which has expressed desire to join the Ukrainian Platform of Intercultural Cities Cultural administrators of region and the city of Pavlograd – 30 persons

Signing the Memorandum on Ukrainian Platform
Pryluky, 17-18.06, 2011
Meeting with mayor, local administration and local team for discussing their participation in the Ukrainian Platform in terms of exchange visits Restructuring of the local team, discussing their possible leading role in international culture exchange visits after good experience in Crimea (Interministerial Meeting on May 26-27)

Lutsk, 20-22.08, 2011
Participation in the Day of the City with special information report on ICC Programme; opening of the exhibition of Lithuanian historical maps organized by “Democracy through Culture” Centre together with Lithuanian EmbassyShaping local intercultural team consisting of different sectors, NGOs and national communities

Nizhyn, 24-25.09, 2011
Participation in the Day of the City with special information report on ICC Programme; meeting with city administration (mayor, vice mayors and chiefs of departments)
Public discussion of ICC programme in the local library (50 persons)

Nizhyn, 10-11.11, 2011
Participation in the opening of the monument to M. Bernes (erected by the Maecenas Yu. Koptiev), special information about exchange programs within and out of Ukraine involving of the city of Nizhyn into intercultural exchange schemes with support of private foundation of Koptiev.

Kyiv Visit of city deputy of Melitopol, Liabakh V. for special meeting with the Centre. Discussing possibilities of municipal targeted programme in 2011 city budget – concrete expenditures and actions

Kyiv Ms Yulia Lysenko, formulating idea and presentation materials for Lisbon meeting

At the same time, the construction of the special web site dedicated to the Ukrainian Platform began.

In August, some of cities took part in the meeting with Thijs Malmberg discussing CBRA approach to improve results of intercultural cities initiatives. The meeting took place on August 26, in the office of the International Renaissance Foundation in Kyiv. The following cities took part in the meeting: Melitopol, Pryluky, Nizhyn, Zhytomyr, Lutsk. The city of Melitopol was included to the pilot scheme to test this method (along with Lisbon, Oslo and Tilburg), and the Ministry of Culture expressed the interest to support the best practice dissemination in Ukraine. The Development Centre organized a special meeting on August 25 in the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine with the vice minister to discuss possible collaboration in this term. On behalf of the ministry the vice minister promised to consider possibility of special program for sharing experience among other intercultural cities in Ukraine.
In September, 8-9, an International workshop for cities composing the Ukrainian Platform, was organized in the city of Yuzhne, Odessa region (see the Agenda and a List of Participants). Emphasis was put on information policies and the index of interculturality, besides other important issues. The Spanish experience in monitoring and research as well as in networking was presented by Nuria Franco Guillen, assistant co-ordinator of the Spanish Intercultural cities network. M. Glaudemans from Stadslab Tilburg , took part in the workshop presenting (along with Melitopol participants) the concept of public space transforming into intercultural space.
On demands of cities and owing to saved resources, the Development Centre organised a concluding workshop in Kyiv on December 8-9, 2011, for the following cities: Melitopol, Pryluky, Lutsk, Nizhyn, Pavlograd, Kherson, Vinnytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Yuzhne, Khmelnytsky (see Agenda 1 and a List 1 of Participants). The Ministry of Culture took part in this workshop informing cities about the planned Forum in 2012, in Lutsk. The Forum will be supported by the Ministry of Culture and City Hall and will take place in Lutsk in June 23-26, 2012. Among main objectives of the Forum are envisaged: discussion of achievements of the Ukrainian Platform of Intercultural Cities – events, surveys, projects, exchanges, political decisions, etc.; sharing experience with European cities in implementation of intercultural approach; special sections “Intercultural events” and “Intercultural spaces”; training for intercultural researchers and media; cultural performances and exhibitions. It is expected that results of the Forum will be: signing of the formal Agreement with CoE and Ukrainian Platform; planning activities for the second half of the 2012 including collaboration with European cities; generating ideas for the national programme of intercultural cities for 2013; presentation comparative index of Ukrainian intercultural cities along with European practice.
During the December workshop in Kyiv the web site of Ukrainian Platform was restructured (according to desires of cities – see appendix “Information Scheme for cities”), and the draft action plan for 2012 was adopted (see appendix “Plan for the first half of 2012”).
The Financial Report reflects all expenses made by the Development Centre using the CoE resources. It doesn’t reflect other expenses (con-funding) in executing the project, in particular, Ministry of Culture (March) in amount of UAH 30000 (2.700 EUR), local governments (Yuzhne, Lutsk, Pryluky, Nizhyn, Melitopol, Pavlograd) in amount of UAH 25000 (2.000 EUR), and the Development Centre “Democracy through Culture” in amount of UAH 20000 (1.700 EUR).
In 2011, the Development Centre organized also cultural events in some cities (exhibitions) for starting discussions about intercultural policies with local communities and media. Particularly, there were exhibitions of Lithuanian maps and photos in Lutsk, Pryluky and Melitopol (with support of Lithuanian Embassy), Czech photos in Melitopol and Nizhyn (with support of Czech Centre in Kyiv).

Appendix 1
Information Scheme for Cities-Participants of the Ukrainian Platform developed and approved at the workshop in Kyiv, December 8-9, 2011
(Information for the web site, no more than 2-3 pages, no more than 10 photos, duration of video – 2 min.)
Brief information about the city
- History, name origination, interesting data (legend, person, heritage)
- Population composition: ethnic, gender, age, professional…
- Power structure (number, composition, interaction with civil society, budget)
- Video appeal of the mayor: why is it worth coming, investing in the city (2 min.)
Map of resources:
- Economic and cultural profile (peculiarities, brand, unique products or services)
- Network of cultural institutions (national associations, activities, target groups)
- Network of hotels, restaurants, parks, culture centers, cinemas…
- Tourist routes (uniqueness, organization, comfort)
- The most interesting events which are worth visiting
- Internet links
- Interesting publications, photo, video

Appendix 2
Draft Activity Plan for 2012 (January – July)
14-15, Lutsk

January, Kyiv
Ethno-Festival “Christmas in Lutsk” with participation of local communities from Pryluky, Melitopol, Ivan-Frankivsk, Lublin, and local national associations. Intercultural beginning of the year in the city where there will be Forum of intercultural cities in June.
Lithuanian photo exhibition in the Parliament library of Ukraine and discussion on intercultural dialogue with central agencies
11-12, Sejny (Poland)

16-17, Pavlograd
January – February Kyiv, Ministry of Culture
Coordinating meeting about Summer School on Intercultural Dialogue

Training on intercultural approach

Presentation of Ukrainian Platform web site to national media
20-21, Kyiv

23-29, Reggio Emilia


March-April, Kyiv
Training on White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue: democratic governance of cultural diversity

Intercultural exchange visit to Reggio Emilia of Ukrainian cities of Pryluky, Nizhyn and Lutsk with support of Koptiev private foundation
Intercultural exchange visits to Lublin and Pecz of Ukrainian cities of Pryluky, Nizhyn and Lutsk with support of Koptiev private foundation

Workshop “Media as an intercultural platform”
14-15, Ivano-Frankivsk

20-21, Dnipropetrovsk

Establishing of Modern Art Centre as a space for intercultural art exhibitions
Training on CRBA for regional cities

Conference of university researchers on city intercultural index in Melitopol (alternatives: Nizhyn, Kyiv, Zhytomyr)
Intercultural exchange visits between Ukrainian cities
14-16, Zhytomyr

Training on White Paper on Intercultural Dialogue: intercultural competence, the role of culture and education
Art exhibitions of Hungarian, Spanish and Czech artists in cities of Ukrainian Platform with public discussions and/or master classes
23-26, Lutsk
Forum of Intercultural Cities
2-4, Melitopol
12-17, Sejny (Poland)

29-31, Crimea (tbc)
CRBA Conference
Summer School on Intercultural Dialogue for building trans-regional network of partnership in the intercultural dialogue in Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Georgia – joint action of Borderland Foundation, Sejny, Poland, Belarusian Collegium, Minsk,Belarus, Caucasus Foundation, Tbilisi, Georgia, Development Centre “Democracy through Culture”, Kyiv, Ukraine

International conference “Participatory policies through intercultural activities” with support of the Koptiev private foundation

Development Centre
Conclusions/Follow Up  
CoE Secretariat  
Total No. Participants 50 
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