Policy development workshops

The Creative Spark program has launched a series of workshops for partner organizations and interested parties. Poltava University of Economics and Trade has been a partner of the program since 2019.

Recalled that in February 2020, the program organized the Creative Spark Policy Forum – a platform for the formation of strategic approaches to the development of Ukrainian higher education institutions of business competencies for the needs of creative industries. The event was attended by more than 80 participants – stakeholders from ministries, government agencies and Creative Spark partnerships. In the summer of 2021, it is planned to hold the next Creative Spark Policy Forum, which will strengthen the process of developing public policy and determine the possible configuration of the process of development and implementation of such public policy.

Policy development workshops are one of the stages of preparation for the Creative Spark Policy Forum.

The goals are:
1) Develop policy proposals to increase business competencies for the creative industries in higher education for presentation at the Creative Spark Policy Forum 2021.

2) Increase the level of policy development competencies among Creative Spark participants and strengthen interaction with key stakeholders.

Among the 20 participants are Creative Spark partners (representatives of Ukrainian universities, representatives of the State Agency of Ukraine for Arts and Art Education, Ministry of Culture and Information Policy, Office for Export Promotion of Ukraine, SME Development Office at the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, UCF (Ukrainian Cultural Fund) and representatives of Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk city councils.

Among the participants are Inna Pakhomova, director of the Institute of Projects and Innovations, Alina Tkachenko, director of the Institute of Business and Modern Technologies, and Oleksandr Ustyan, manager of the local Creative Spark project.

Facilitators: Volodymyr Vorobey, Director of PPV Knowledge Networks Economic Development Agency and Marta Kobrynovych, Analyst of Creative Economy Projects PPV Knowledge Networks.

The first workshop on policy issues and tools took place on January 28, 2021.

During the event, participants discussed what, in fact, is the problem of low level of business competencies of graduates who join the creative industries – what is the cause and what is the consequence? We have identified what tools we can use to influence the solution of this problem at different levels (from the national to the level of educational institutions).

The following workshops will cover issues of policy making and policy implementation model.