Mr Oleksandr Butsenko is Director of the CSO Development Centre “Democracy through Culture”, Vice Director General for development of the National Museum of History of Ukraine, consultant of the Parliament Committee on Culture and Religions, and member of the European Cultural Parliament. He is a writer, translator, researcher, art critic, lecturer, journalist.
He is a UNESCO ICH facilitator, expert of the Council of Europe on cultural policies, cultural heritage and development strategies, and coordinator of various international projects in Ukraine concerning cultural and local development. He has edited numerous books, magazines and bulletins, and articles and essays in domestic and foreign periodicals concerning the whole spectrum of modern society building. He has translated several novels, stories, poems and non-fiction books from English and Spanish into Ukrainian. He is member of the Association of journalists of Ukraine and the National Writers’ Union of Ukraine.