EU to Improve Support to Centre of Strategic Communication

The European Union supports the Ukrainian Centre of Strategic Communication and considers increasing this support.

This was stated by EU Ambassador to Ukraine Matti Maasikas during his presentation at Kyiv Stratcom Forum, the first international forum on strategic communications in Ukraine.

“We believe that international partners have to step up their engagement and provide financial support. This includes strategic communications capacities at the central government and local level and cooperation with Ukraine’s disinformation resilience centres – like our today’s organizer: The Centre for Strategic Communication and Information Security under the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy,” said the Ambassador.

According to Mr. Maasikas, disinformation is a common challenge for EU and NATO countries, and such challenges require a joint response, and there is no European resilience without resilience of Ukraine.

“We welcome that Ukraine has demonstrated a high-level interest in the topic of disinformation resilience across different government institutions and co-operation with international partners. We used this, and we have engaged in a close dialogue with the government and other partners in strengthening Ukraine’s capacity to address this challenge”, he summarized.

On December 7-8, 2021, Kyiv Stratcom Forum is taking place in the capital of Ukraine. It is the first international forum on strategic communications in Ukraine. Its participants include NATO and EU diplomats, Ukrainian officials, representatives of Ukrainian civil society organizations specializing in strategic communications and countering disinformation. The Forum has been organized by the Centre for Strategic Communication.

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