Press conference on supply of books to centers of temporarily displaced residents of Ukraine in Montenegro and Poland

On April 13, at 12:00, a press conference will be held on the topic: “Cultural projects: supply of books to the centers of temporarily displaced residents of Ukraine in Montenegro and Poland” (Hall 2, Zoom).

Organizer: Ukrinform.

Participants: Dragica Ponorac – Ambassador of Montenegro to Ukraine; Natalia Fialka – Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of Ukraine in Montenegro; Larysa Petasyuk – Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine; Yevhenia Kravchuk – Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy, People’s Deputy of Ukraine; Olga Oleksienko – Honorary Consul of Montenegro in Ukraine; Oleksandr Afonin – President of the Ukrainian Association of Publishers and Booksellers; Igor Stepurin – Chairman of the Library Country Charitable Foundation; Maria Deskur– Head of the Fundacja Powszechnego Czytania Foundation (Poland); Ivan Stepurin – Chairman of the Committee on Culture of the Public Council of the Kyiv City State Administration; Tetyana Stus -the head of the children’s reading promotion project “BaraBooka. Space of Ukrainian children’s books “, expert, children’s writer.

Topics for discussion: Humanitarian support for temporarily displaced persons from Ukraine. Assortment and required number of books, including children’s literature of Ukrainian publishers to each of the European countries. Crowdfunding and procurement financing. Supply logistics and book distribution system in European countries. For reference. As part of numerous initiatives of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine on humanitarian support of temporarily displaced Ukrainians in Europe “We are together” Library Country Charitable Foundation together with the Ukrainian Association of Publishers and Booksellers, Fundacja Powszechnego Czytania (Poland) initiated projects in Ukrainian publishing houses and more than 3,000 children’s books of Ukrainian publishing houses were transferred to the centers of temporarily displaced residents of Ukraine in Montenegro and Poland. European countries are joining the action: Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Portugal and others.

Accreditation of media representatives by e-mail: [email protected]

Accreditation will last until 11:00 on April 13, to confirm the name, surname, title of the publication. We invite representatives of domestic and foreign media.

Event format – online (Zoom)

Journalists will be able to ask questions online through ZOOM.

The event will be broadcast on Ukrinform’s YouTube channel:

Use of any materials from the official Ukrinform YouTube channel is possible only if the copyright established by the channel is respected. Demonstrating the video during the live broadcast, it is necessary to refer to the author – Ukrinform – to show its name on the screen and say it out loud.

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