On March 29, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has become the venue for a meeting with leaders of the Danish Cultural Institute and the Ukrainian-Danish Youth House.
Deputy Minister Maryna Popatenko expressed her gratitude to the Danish side on behalf of the Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Vadym Huttsait for the unwavering position of condemning russian military aggression, helping the Ukrainian people, including youth and athletes, and supporting the issue of preventing representatives of aggressor countries from participating in international competitions while russia's war against Ukraine continues.
During the meeting, the Deputy Minister emphasized that the Danish experience in the development of youth policy and the youth work system was interesting and valuable for Ukraine and stressed the relevance of restoring and developing a network of youth centers and spaces to support Ukrainian youth.
Maryna Popatenko emphasized the importance of the Ukrainian-Danish Youth House operation as a center for supporting young people and unlocking their potential and emphasized the need to create similar institutions throughout Ukraine.
In her turn, Camilla Mordhorst, Secretary General of the Danish Cultural Institute, noted that the Ukrainian-Danish Youth House is a flagship project that will provide Ukrainian youth with opportunities to develop skills to be active citizens, express their creativity, engage in democratic practices, and share best practices with Danish and other European youth.
The parties agreed to maintain cooperation in developing the capacity of youth centers and spaces in Ukraine and joint projects to support Ukrainian youth.
The meeting was also attended by Acting Director of the Department of Youth Policy Olesia Kravchenko, Head of the Department of International Cooperation and European Integration Natalia Radchuk, Regional Director of the Danish Cultural Institute Henriette Borg Reinholdt, and representatives of the Ukrainian-Danish Youth House.