Historically, fruitful cultural and humanitarian ties have developed between Ukraine and Georgia, which are actively developing. Relations reached a better level after the opening in 2007 of the monuments to Taras Shevchenko in Tbilisi and Shota Rustaveli in Kyiv.
Contractual and legal basis.
Contractual and legal basis.
The contractual and legal basis of cooperation in the field of cultural and humanitarian cooperation consists of:
Cooperation in the cultural sphere.
In the conditions of Russian aggression cultural and humanitarian cooperation between Ukraine and Georgia is characterized by a patriotic orientation, which contributes to increasing the presence of Ukraine in the information space of Georgia and increasing interest in Ukraine and Ukrainian culture, and also intensifying interaction with the Ukrainian diaspora in Georgia.
Every year, more than 40 events are held in Georgia to celebrate state and national holidays of Ukraine, including with the involvement of Ukrainian public organizations.
On June 3, 2021, the Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine O. Tkachenko met with the Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth of Georgia T. Tsulukiani as part of the visit of representatives of the Government of Ukraine to Georgia. During the meeting, the main topics for discussion were: continuation of construction by the Georgian side of the L. Ukrainka Museum-Library in Suramі, Ukraine's participation in the project "Tbilisi - the capital of books" and the development of Ukrainian-Georgian cultural relations.
On June 1, 2022, in the "Arteria Tbilisi" Art Gallery, the Ukrainian craftswoman V. Mishina's organization "Give a Smile" with the assistance of the Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia organized an exhibition of children's drawings dedicated to the Day of Children's Protection.
On July 13, 2022, the exhibition of works of Ukrainian women artists "The Sky That Fell" was held in Orbeliani Palace. The opening ceremony of the exhibition was attended by the President of Georgia S.Zurabishvili, the Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine in Georgia A.Kasyanov, representatives of the diplomatic corps, famous Georgian artists and representatives of the leading mass media of Georgia.
Cooperation in education and science.
Scientific and technical cooperation between Ukraine and Georgia is carried out on the basis of the Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the Republic of Georgia from 1993, and also agreements between national Academies of Sciences, research organizations, higher educational institutions, etc.
In recent years, no significant projects have been implemented between Ukraine and Georgia in the field of scientific and technical cooperation. The lack of necessary financial resources remains the main obstacle on the way to intensifying the development of scientific and technical cooperation.
April 11, 2022 in Tbilisi, the Ukrainian Sector was officially opened at the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Tbilisi Public School 41 for the education of Ukrainian children who arrived in Georgia due to the Russian-Ukrainian war. The Ukrainian sector was also opened at school 25 in Batumi.
From June 25 to July 1, 2022, a delegation of the State Enterprise "Ukrainian State Center for International Education" of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine was in Georgia with the aim of promoting the activation of international cooperation of Ukrainian educational institutions in the direction of academic exchanges.
Study of Ukrainian language, literature, history and geography in Georgia
The study of Ukrainian language and literature is conducted in the format of Ukrainian language courses held in the building of the Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia and Saturday/Sunday schools organized by Ukrainian public organizations ("Association of Ukrainians - Residents of Georgia", "House of Georgian-Ukrainian Press and Books" (Tbilisi), "Georgian-Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Organization "Yednist" (Tbilisi) Batumi).
In May 2022, at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University opened a three-month course on studying the Ukrainian language.
On March 29, 2022, diplomats of the Embassy of Ukraine in Georgia together with diplomats of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Georgia celebrated the presentation of a book dedicated to Ivan Kraskovsky, the first diplomat of the Ukrainian People's Republic in Tbilisi in 1919-21.
Cooperation in the humanitarian sphere
As part of the project "Children want peace!" in June and July 2022, the Georgian side accepted two groups of Ukrainian children of the project in the city of Batumi.
On July 14, 2022, a meeting of the children of forced Ukrainian migrants with the President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili took place in Orbeliani Palace.