The Mission of Culture during Crisis is a basic subject of the 3rd EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CULTURE CONGRESS to be held on the 4th – 6th September 2015 in Lviv, Ukraine.

The Congress is going to feature more than 500 participants from over 20 countries to debate culture urgencies. Five proposed discussion panels are aimed to elaborate concrete proposals and recommendations to the authorities, and appeals to colleagues. During the Congress, the city of Lviv will become an open venue for various culture manifestations and actions. Despite a debate component, the event will include a mighty art programme to attract more people for communication.

Five discussion panels to be conducted during three days will be free for participation, depending on interests and concerns. Venue: Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Besides, an ‘intellectual’ street café to be equipped with a big LCD screen in front of the University is going to become a platform for informal communication and for online monitoring of all debates.

Join the 3rd EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CULTURE CONGRESS and participate in the discussion panels. Delegate registration: http://epccongress.lviv.ua/en/. Registration is free. All registered participants will be provided with free meal and a range of discounts for accommodation during the IІІ EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CULTURE CONGRESS in Lviv (3-6 September 2015)

The 3rd EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CULTURE CONGRESS: Discussion Panels and Persons

The Crisis of European Values

Curators: Andriy Bondarenko (Ukraine), Agata Will (Poland)

  • Eastern Partnership: Declarations and Praxis
  • The Reality of Political Boundaries: the ‘EUROPE Fortress’ Construction
  • Do “European Values” Exist in Europe?
  • “European Values” in Ukrainian and Post-Soviet Contexts.
  • Specific Forms and Practices of Integration. Spokespersons: Robert Alagjozovski (Macedonia) and Alim Aliyev (Crimea-SOS project, Ukraine).

Panel Members: Philippe De Lara (France), Krzysztof Chizhevsky (Poland), Alexei Bratochkin (Belarus), Tomasz Kitliński (Poland).

Fear in Culture/Culture of Fear

Curator Zoryana Rybchynska (Ukraine)

  • Fear as a Metaphor for Contemporary Culture.
  • Fear and Hope in (Ancient / European) Culture. Lecturer Andriy Sodomora (Ukraine).
  • The Regimes of Fear and the Culture of Hopes: the Precedents of Resistance in Culture.
  • Fear(s) in Art: Censorship and Self-Censorship.
  • Phobias of Modern Humanities /round table.

Panel Members: Adam Pomorski (Poland), Frank Furedi (UK), Myroslav Marynovych (Ukraine), Jiří Dědeček (Czech Republic), Gábor Demszky (Hungary), Andriy Pavlyshyn (Ukraine), Natalia Kosmolinska (Ukraine), Joanna Wichowska (Poland), Sergiy Shabohin (Belarus), Oksana Barshynova (Ukraine), Lasha Chkhartishvili (Georgia), Olena Haleta (Ukraine), Oksana Forostyna (Ukraine), Jan Sowa (Poland), Ilia Utekhin (Russia)

Art as a Provoker of Changes

Curator Krystyna Beregovska (Ukraine)

  • Provocative Art: Jamie McCartney’s Model (UK)
  • Provocative Art: the Index of Its ‘Provocativeness’.
  • Art as a Way to Explore the World.
  • Contemporary Art Space: Intellectual Provocations.
  • Art as a Tool to Change the Urban Environment.
  • Inclusive Arts Practice: presentation of successful projects and discussions.

Panel Members: Jerzy Onuch (Poland-Canada), Tamar Raban (Israel), Bohdan Shumylovych (Ukraine), Tiberiy Silvashi (Ukraine), Marat Gelman (Russia-Montenegro), Ragnar Siil (Estonia), Jean-Christophe Canter (France), Ilya Kenigstein (Ukraine-Israel), Paweł Romaszkan (Poland).

Cultural Policy and Cultural Economics

Curators: Olesya Ostrovska-Lyuta (Ukraine), Ilya Kenigstein (Ukraine-Israel)

  • Cultural Policies: Country, Region, City
  • The Strategic Choice/ Models of Cultural Policy for Ukraine
  • Innovations and Culture: Mutual Inspiration
  • Economy of Culture: Models of Financial Stability for Cultural Institutions /discussions, workshops

Panel Members: Olesya Ostrovska-Lyuta (Ukraine), Natalia Zabolotna (Ukraine), Iryna Podolyak (Ukraine), Andriy Sadovyi (Ukraine), Levan Kharatishvili (Georgia), Vyacheslav Kyrylenko (Ukraine), Valery Fishchuk (Ukraine), Ilya Kenigstein (Ukraine-Israel).


Communications of Culture.

Curator Hrytsko Semenchuk (Ukraine).

  • Culture: Its Links to Influence & Change Society.
  • The Role of State Media to Promote Culture.
  • Influential Media? The Experience of Europe in Creating Popular Culture Media Projects.
  • Contemporary Culture Processes: The Impact of Media
  • Forthcoming Global Media Trends: What Should Culture Expect?
  • The Ways to Promote Culture for Mass Media: workshop for cultural managers

Panel Members: Audronė Nugaraitė (Lithuania), Václav Bělohradský (Czech Republic), Pawel Janicki (Poland), Joseph Confavreux (France), Iryna Slavinska (Ukraine), Zurab Alasania (Ukraine), Miłosz Zieliński (Poland), Edwin Bendyk (Poland).

Besides, the 3rd EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CULTURE CONGRESS is going to present numerous cultural presentations from all over Ukraine, Lviv art projects and master classes on art criticism, amateur film making, journalism involved in culture issues, etc. In general, the 3-day Congress programme will demonstrate around a hundred intellectual and artistic actions (including the Polish-Ukrainian Festival of Partnership and the Days of Performance Art in Lviv). A special Congress events’ map-guide is planned by the organizers as well.

Please, browse the 3rd EASTERN PARTNERSHIP CULTURE CONGRESS website: http://epccongress.lviv.ua/en/.

The list of speakers and artistic programme will be supplemented intensively, stay tuned on the page of the III Eastern Partnership Culture Congress.


Lviv City Council

Municipality of Lublin City

DZYGA Arts Association


Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

Consulate General of Poland in Lviv


The project is co-financed by:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland / within the Cooperation in Public Diplomacy 2015 project

Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland

Ministry of Culture of Ukraine