The new project of the Ukrainian Library Association in library-supported local tourism


We’ve got good news – ULA is announced to be the contest winner of projects by European Cultural Foundation (European Cultural Foundation/ECF:!

This year the Foundation has given the financial support for 25 astonishing proposals with focus on culture from across the EU for a Research and Development Grant. ULA submitted its proposal “Library-Supported Tourism in Kiev” on international Idea Camp that took place from 23 to 25 October 2014 in Marseille (France) and further was offered to be awarded with grant to support the project.

There were 25 awarded applicants including us that have been selected among the 50 participants of the contest. Thus, ULA will fulfil the project aimed to develop customised Kiev city tours in 2015. The State Youth Library of Ukraine will serve as a co-working space to host the task force charged with the design of contest for walking tours as well as the virtual ones.

The project will provide tours content development in Ukrainian and English for local residents as well as Ukrainian and international tourists, guides’ training and modern library utilization as “the third space” with a task force charged with the project implementation using the available library resources.

Keep up with information as far as the new project is concerned on the ULA web site and social networks, join us and we’ll gladly meet you on new and interesting tours!

The project is expected to go beyond Kiev and comprise other regions of Ukraine as well where the caring ULA members are concerned with the further development of library-supported tourism.

We wish the new year would bring success to the project team!