March 12-20 is the Francophone Week in Ukraine, an international festival that brings together French-speaking fans of art and culture worldwide.
The festival was launched by the International Francophone Organization, which was established March 20, 1970, since when this day is celebrated as the International Francophone Day. All the lovers of French language who are committed to Francophone values participate in various cultural and educational events taking place in France and worldwide.
The International Francophone Organization has 54 full members, 3 associate members and 23 observer members, including Ukraine. The main topic of the Summit of the Francophone member states held in Dakar in 2014, ‘Women and youth in Francophone: vectors of peace, drives of development’, confirms that the organization is actively involved in combating the pressing challenges of our time.
The organizers of the Francophone Week in Ukraine offer a rich artistic and educational program of activities for all tastes: for children, students and adults, fans of music, visual arts and intellectual discussions. Various events and activities will be held in eight cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Rivne, Kharkiv and Chernivtsi. The program includes exhibitions, competitions, meetings, film screenings, concerts, theater performances and more!
The Embassies of Belgium, Canada, France and Switzerland organize the event to promote French as the language of communication, democratic values, human rights, peace and support of cultural diversity in the world.
Get involved with the Francophone Week in Ukraine, it promises to be interesting, curious and fun!