State Company “Crimean House”

Ministry of Culture
Key objectives of the measure:

After the illegal occupation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea by the Russian Federation in 2014 there arose a need to strengthen the protection of the rights of the Crimean Tatars and other peoples living in the Crimea as well as those who was forced to leave their Motherland for the mainland Ukraine.

In 2014 there was made a decision to create a State Company “Crimean House” in Kyiv in order to secure the rights and freedoms of the citizens of Ukraine, including the national minorities and indigenous people on the temporary occupied territory of Ukraine, to facilitate satisfying their cultural, political, informational, educational, scientific and spiritual needs.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The Crimean House is a platform for cultural and human rights advocacy events and initiatives, educational programs, scientific research, a space for discussions of socially important processes and phenomena.

The Crimean House provides everyone, including the internally displaced people, national minorities and indigenous people, with the possibility to hold cultural events (concerts, exhibitions, performances etc.) as well as educational, scientific, communicative and training events (seminars, symposia, conferences, investigations etc.). The Crimean House supports the development of the national traditions and crafts and provides the legal support in the protection of rights of the national minorities, indigenous people and IDPs.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The Crimean House is expected to continue the support for the IDPs from the Crimea, providing them the possibility to realize their rights. In the long-term perspective it is highly anticipated that the projects initiated in the framework of the Crimean House become sustainable, that the scientific and the educational&training work continue and the Crimean House becomes an institution that represents the Crimean-Tatar community in an integrated manner.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

approx. 130 000 USD per year from the State Budget

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)