Ukraine is an observer country of the NDPC

The Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture reached a significant milestone when Ukraine officially joined the Partnership as an observer country. This important event was celebrated during a ceremony on June 10th in Helsinki, Finland, where participants warmly welcomed the guest of honour, Her Excellency Ms. Olga Dibrova, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Finland.

You can read more about the ceremony here.



The NDPC, a continuous partnership of 10 member countries, is excited to welcome Ukraine. This addition not only enriches the NDPC’s cultural network but also stands as a statement of unity and support for Ukraine amidst ongoing Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine.

In her speech Ms. Dibrova formally announced that the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine had accepted the invitation to join the Partnership as an observer.

The Partnership focuses on knowledge sharing, emphasizing the crucial role of art and culture in addressing global challenges and fostering sustainable development. The NDPC is very much looking forward to the exchange and practical collaborations to advance this mission alongside its peers in Ukraine.

Picture: Katarina Koch (OKM).