11:32 23.09.2015

EU to help Ukraine use its cultural legacy for economic development – Culture Ministry

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EU to help Ukraine use its cultural legacy for economic development – Culture Ministry

The signing of the memorandum of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU with the Council of Europe on the implementation of the Comus project is a step towards using Ukraine's cultural legacy for the economic development of the country, Deputy Culture Minister on European Integration Andriy Vitrenko has said.

"The main part about the realization of the project is first of all opening up new opportunities to attract the experience of European partners to use the cultural legacy [of Ukraine] as a significant instrument for economic development under Ukrainian conditions," Vitrenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.

He said that the goal of the memorandum, which was signed in Tbilisi on September 18, is to enhance the cultural legacy of Ukraine for the socio-economic development of small and medium sized towns, as well as to enhance European regional partnership.

The project will be realized in Ukraine by June, 2017 and the pilot cities of the project will be Lutsk and Zhovkva.

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