DEMOCRATIC TRANSFORMATIONS EXPERIENCE OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND IN THE GUEST LECTURER’S LECTION WITHIN THE PROJECT SUPPORTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL VISEGRAD FUND
This year started with the new stage of the Democracies in Transition with V4 Experience project supported by the International Visegrad Fund . It is a three-year project for 2014-2017 academic years.
The project involves special course for the political science students, where the democratic and European integration transformation processes at V4 countries (the Republic of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Slovak Republic) are covered and outlined. From the 8-th to the 10-th of February guest lecturer from the Polish Naval Academy of the Heroes of Westerplatte at Gdynia Poland and the EU-TACIS program consultant, candidate of sciences from Poland Piotr Lizakowski came to the Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University in order to give two lectures “The process of local government authorities transformation on the example of the Republic of Poland” and “Security policy and its peculiarities in the Republic of Poland”.
Piotr Lizakowski told the students information about positive and negative consequences of reforms at the Republic of Poland and the most successful reform connected with government authorities. Students got really interested with this subject because Ukraine now goes through the process of transformation and it is really important to know as much as possible about other countries experience in effective reformation.
The most attention was attracted by the student’s question whether Ukraine should take as example the experience of Poland. Our guest lecturer said that everything depends on the country’s will to take up reforms. Also Piotr Lizakowski mentioned the plans to the future cooperation within the project to write joint monograph with the professors of our University studying the question of transformations and reforms.
Our project gives opportunity to the students to get acquainted with the V4 countries experience, to enrich student and academic mobility and to take over the experience of foreign lecturers.
Besides this International Visegrad Fund project, the Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University develops and fulfills huge amount of projects in cooperation with international funds and foreign university-partners.