Tue. Oct 4th, 2022

Brussels, 1 September 2022

Today, the Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas is in Kyiv to discuss and reinforce the European Union’s support for Ukraine in the field of health, education, youth, and culture. Together with the Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine, Oleksandr Komarid, the Vice-President will visit a children‘s hospital in Kyiv. The EU is directly supporting Ukraine in the areas of health via the Civil Protection Mechanism and the association of Ukraine with the EU4Health programme.

To mark the first day of the new school year, Vice-President Schinas together with the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Serhiy Shkarlet will participate in the re-opening of one of the local schools. The Vice-President will meet with the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Ruslan Stefanchuk. He will also meet the Minister of Culture of Ukraine, Oleksandr Tkachenko to exchange about the preservation and protection of Ukrainian cultural heritage and the future EU assistance to Ukrainian artists, culture professionals, and cultural organisations. A joint press conference by the Vice-President and Minister Tkachenko will take place after the meeting. 

Source – EU Commission