Strategy Development
The short-term strategy that drove the Ukrainian Institute in 2019 was formulated at the close of 2018, following a series of public and internal strategic sessions, as well as over 100 consultations with both Ukrainian and international professional consultants. This helped define the basic principles of the Institute's activities —the mission, the strategic goals, the values and principles.
The Mission:

To promote a better understanding of and a fraternal attitude towards Ukraine, as well as to create opportunities for Ukrainians of interacting with the world.

Strategic goals:
To ensure the representation and recognition of Ukraine on the world cultural map.
To create a sustainable system of communication between Ukrainian and international cultural actors.
To strengthen Ukraine's representation in global humanitaristics.
To facilitate the promotion and spreading of the Ukrainian language abroad.
To provide regular monitoring of the perception of Ukraine abroad.
Values of the Ukrainian Institute:
The Institute's strategy is based on and augmented by its values and principles. The values of the organisation determine the daily behaviour of the team in order to achieve our strategic goals.
We are transparent in our activities, open to partnership, ready to share experience and listen to new ideas.
We take up current challenges and speak the language of today. By respecting traditions we create new meanings.
We are professionals in our field, we constantly develop and attract the best to our team. We take our decisions responsibly and thoughtfully.
We generate ideas and look for original solutions. Not only do we support proven formats, we also invent new ones.

The strength of our team is unity. Respect for people, inclusivity and dignity are at the heart of our work.

Work principles of the Ukrainian Institute:
Principles are fundamental norms that help determine the legitimacy of our actions
We do not discriminate
We embrace the diversity of world cultures, forms of expression and manifestations of human individuality.
We do not tolerate corruption
We create not the individual but the public good, and we are not guided solely by personal preference.
We do not politicize
We serve the interest of the state and do not act to benefit any individual political authority or entity.
We do not engage in propaganda
We do not manipulate human consciousness, nor distribute false, untrue, or unverified information.
We never stop learning
We believe in continual self-improvement, learn from our experiences, and are open to dialogue and discussion.
Throughout 2019, the Ukrainian Institute's team had been actively working on developing a mid-term strategy for 2020-2022. Both internal and external expertise have been engaged in this process. In particular, Volodymyr Sheiko, Director General of the Ukrainian Institute, and Maria Zadorozhna, Executive Director, took the "Strategic Architect School" course at the Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. Also, a series of strategic sessions involving external moderators (in particular, Olesia Ostrovska-Liuta, Solomia Borshosh and Inga Vyshnevska) have been held. The Institute's mid-term strategy for 2020-2022 is currently being prepared for publication.
"The Ukrainian Institute has attracted a wide range of stakeholders to work on the strategy, and this has certainly had a positive effect. The strategy is based on years of expertise and is at the same time quite innovative for a Ukrainian state institution. There have been a lot of meaningful discussions concerning all of the formulations and goals that had been worked out in 2019 and which now truly reflect both the needs and vision of the intellectual community and real foreign policy goals of our country."

Olesia Ostrovska-Liuta, Director General of the Art Arsenal