Such international initiatives as Visegrad Fund project, Tempus Cabriolet project, and Jean Monnet program encourage the young scientists to adopt the best European scholarly innovations and to share experience.
VISEGRAD FUND PROJECT
Information about course ‘Democracy in transition with V4 experience’
Research on Eastern European attitudes toward democracy has not comprehensively examined the economic, social, and political origins of support for and satisfaction with democracy and what these portend for democratic consolidation in Eastern Europe. A transitional democracy is a country that is relatively democratic but shows incomplete signs of democratic consolidations. They fall midway between an established democracy and non-democracy. Differentiating origins of mass support and satisfaction clarify whether ordinary citizens perceive democracy as a normatively correct, legitimate process of making collective and binding decisions or merely as a means of achieving efficiency and distributive justice. Multivariate analysis revealed that among social, economic, and psychological factors influence support, only economic evaluations predict satisfaction. This identifies that support for democracy in Eastern Europe emanates more from recognition of the moral worth of the process than from a calculus about its benefits. However, the study reveals that dissatisfaction with democratic government abounds and may affect support. This challenges optimism for speedy consolidation, showing Eastern Europe poised to linger at the crossroads of transition for a while.
The major aim of the course is to study the changes in the scope, nature and characteristics of democratic transitions presently underway as the result of globalization and European integration. It discusses the origins of ‘Democracy’ concept and reviews the relationship between civil society, economic development, political stability and modernization. It also considers the relevance of democratization to debates about the Eastern Europe Partnership development today. Proposed course considers the notion of ‘Democracy’ and traces some of its origins across different fields from political science to philosophy and sociology. The course puts the main emphasis on the question about challenges of democratic development and transition in modern Europe. It then provides some important practical recommendations for civil society representatives and political elites concerning ways of implementation the democratic values in the Ukrainian society.
Information about lecturers
TEMPUS CABRIOLET Project
Project goals and objectives
The goal of the project is to address society demand for high qualified specialists in electronic and computer engineering by introducing integrated model-oriented approach for smooth and effective evolvable cooperation and communication between academia and industry by 2016. The application fits within the development strategy of UA universities namely “State program on economy activation till 2014” and “Concept of the scientific and innovation politics in the system of higher education of Ukraine for 2012-2016”.
Objectives of the project:
- to introduce model-oriented approach for effective academia-industry cooperation in electronic and computer engineering by 2016;
- to develop intelligent knowledge-based system for supporting the model-oriented approach by 2016;
- to develop cloud-based web-portal as communication mechanism between involved parties by 2016;
- to arrange intensive capacity building measures based on 3 training blocks by 2016.
- development of web portal for communication;
- development of intelligent knowledge-based system for decision-making support of the model-oriented approach;
- internal dissemination actions & networking.
- web-portal is developed and effectively functioned;
- the intelligent knowledge-based system for support of model-oriented approach is successfully developed and implemented;
- 3 training blocks are developed and practically implemented;
- project results are disseminated.
Project coordinator and partners
Project coordinator from Ukraine:
National Aerospace University – Kharkiv Aviation Institute, www.khai.edu
tel.: 0038 057 7884 503, fax: 0038 057 7884503, e-mail: email@example.com
Responsible person: V’iacheslav Kharchenko, Professor
tel.: 0038 057 7884 503; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners from Ukraine:
Odessa National Polytechnic University, http://www.opu.ua
tel.: 0038 0482 344025, e-mail: email@example.com
Responsible person: Oleksandr Drozd, Professor
tel.: 0038 067 6873 880, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chernihiv National University of Technology, http://www.stu.cn.ua
tel.: 0038 0462 231651, e-mail: email@example.com
Responsible person: Volodymyr Kazymyr, Professor
tel.: 0038 046 2952 088, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University, http://old.chdu.edu.ua
tel.: +38 0152 500333, e-mail: email@example.com
Responsible person: Yurii Kondratenko, Professor
tel.: 0038 015 2464 074, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, http://www.chnu.cv.ua
tel.: 0038 0372 526 235, e-mail: email@example.com
Responsible person: Vasyl Liashkevych, the Head of International Department
tel.: 0038 037 2525 195, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sevastopol National Technical University, http://sevntu.com.ua
tel.: 0038 0692 243590, e-mail: email@example.com
Responsible person: Dmytro Voronin
tel.: 0038 066 0900 917, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics of NAS of Ukraine, http://incyb.kiev.ua
tel.: 0038 044 5263348, e-mail: email@example.com
Responsible person: Olensandr Palahin, the Head of the Department of Microprocessor Devices
tel.: 0038 044 5263348, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Information Technology Enterprises of Ukraine, http://apitu.org.ua
tel.: 0038 044 5858283, e-mail: infoapitu.org.ua
Responsible person: Yurii Perohanych, Director
tel.: 0038 067 5051201, e-mail: email@example.com
Tel.: 0038 057 7884018, e-mail: infoapitu.org.ua
Responsible person: Mykhailo Khokhlenkov, Executive Director
tel.: 0038 057 7884018, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, http://www.mon.gov.ua
tel.: (044) 486-28-76, e-mail: email@example.com
tel.: 0038 044 4862876, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web-site of the project: www.my-cabriolet.eu
Jean Monnet program
The Jean Monnet program information
What is Jean Monett Program all about?
The Jean Monnet program aims at stimulating teaching, research and reflection in the field of European integration studies at the level of higher education institutions within and outside the European Community.
European integration studies are defined as the analysis of the origins and evolution of the European Communities and the European Union in all its aspects. They cover both the internal and external dimension of European integration, including the European Union’s role in the dialogue between peoples and cultures and the European Union’s role and perception in the world.
Launched in 1989, the program is now present in 72 countries throughout the world. Between 1990 and 2011, the Jean Monnet Program has helped to set up approximately 3,700 projects in the field of European integration studies, including 165 Jean Monnet European Centres of Excellence, 879 Chairs and 2,139 permanent courses and European modules.
Since 2007 the Jean Monnet Program has formed part of the new Lifelong Learning Program 2007-2013.
The main features of the program are the following ones:
- The purpose and goal is to increase knowledge and awareness about European integration by promoting teaching, research and debate (relevant subjects include the EU’s relations with other regions in the world and the dialogue between people and cultures).
- Jean Monnet is aimed exclusively at higher education institutions (university-level). They must be formally recognized in their country (i.e. have a proper legal status) before they can participate.
- Since 2001, Jean Monnet has operated on a worldwide basis. The network is currently active in 62 countries on the five continents. Universities from every country in the world are eligible and encouraged to apply.
- The selection of Jean Monnet projects works via an annual call for proposals. The call is managed by the EU’s Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.
The main directions of the program of Jean Monnet are:
- Jean Monnet Modules:short courses of minimum 40 teaching hours per academic year. Modules may cover several disciplines (maximum grant over three years: 21 000 euro)
- Jean Monnet Chairs:teaching posts with a specialization in European integration studies. Chair holders must personally teach a minimum of 90 hours per academic year (maximum grant over three years: 45 000 euro).
- “Ad persona” Jean Monnet Chairs:teaching posts reserved for: (i) distinguished Jean Monnet Chairs who deliver evidence of a high-level international teaching and publication record (part of which was achieved outside their country of residence); or (ii) professors with a background as high-level practitioners in European integration. Chair holders must personally teach a minimum of 90 hours per academic year (maximum grant over three years: 45 000 euro).
- Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence:institutes pooling scientific, human and documentary resources, studies and research on European integration studies within one or more universities. Each Centre works under the direction of a Jean Monnet Chair (maximum grant over three years: 75 000 euro).
- Associations of professors and researchers:for associations whose aim is to enhance the visibility of regional or national scientific and physical resources in European integration studies (maximum grant over three years: 24 000 euro).
- Information and research activities relating to European integration:promoting discussion, reflection and knowledge about via conferences, seminars, and round tables (maximum grant over one year: 40 000 euro).
- Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Groups:partnerships in European integration studies between at least three Jean Monnet Chairs from different universities in three different countries with a joint research plan (maximum grant over two years: 80 000 euro).
The application and selection process
The Jean Monnet selection is centralized in Brussels to ensure consistency. Applications are submitted to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency on the standard application forms, not through any national body.
The selection is based on a rigorous peer-review system: independent academic experts (university professors) assess the quality of each application according to four criteria:
- Quality of the applicants:excellence of the academic profile (CVs) in the specific field of European integration studies;
- Quality of the methodology and work program:quality and detail of the planned teaching, research and/or debating activities (with particular attention to the academic added value, the multidisciplinary synergies and the openness to civil society);
- Impact and relevance of the results:likely impact of the activities on education and/or training at the European and/or global level, with specific attention given to activities outside the EU;
- Innovative character:degree of innovation in the project: creation of new teaching, research and/or debating activities (as appropriate); application by higher education institutions/associations in countries not yet covered by the Jean Monnet Action, or higher education institutions/associations not yet supported by Jean Monnet funding, or involving academics not yet in receipt of Jean Monnet funding for the same type of activity.
The European Commission does not impose any restrictions on the academic freedom of recipients of Jean Monnet professorships. The network is valuable and academically prestigious precisely because it creates independent and critical analysis of European Union question
Teaching and Research Center for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration
Teaching and Research Centre for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration at Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University was created by the order number 21 from October 10, 2006 pursuant to the Decree of the President of Ukraine “On the State Program on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine for 2004-2007” from December 13, 2003 # 1433 and the relevant Resolution of VerkhovnaRada of Ukraine. The aim of the Centre is undertaking constant measures in order to meet the needs of state and local governments in promoting the dissemination of objective information about European and Euro-Atlantic integration in the world today. Realization of this goal involves the following areas of activities of the Centre :
– Scientific and methodological support of student community and other groups of people, in particular civil servants and local government officials on wide topics of international relations and governance in the areas of European and Euro-Atlantic integration;
– Organizing, conducting and coordinating research on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine ;
– Informing the public authorities and local self -governance, public media on the results of scientific research conducted by the centre.
According to its main tasks the Centre carries out the following activities:
– Participates in the training of the specialists in the area of international relations, civil servants and local government officials on European and Euro-Atlantic integration;
– Organizes re-qualification of state officials on European and Euro-Atlantic integration issues and the development of appropriate training programs;
– Prepares information, analytical and methodological materials for school teachers and university professors in order to expand their acknowledgment about NATO;
– Conducts research on the topic of European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine , in particular sociological study of public opinion on European integration processes in Ukraine, risks, consequences and appropriate policy directions of for its further improvement;
In May 2011 with the participation of the Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira and a number of EU embassies on the basis of the University Jean Monnet Chair with the Order № 195 from 13.05.2011 had been officially opened. The initiative to organize this department was launched by a vise-Rector of the University on scientific and pedagogical work Professor Bagmet. The head of the newly-created Chair became PhD in Political Sciences Y. Palagnyuk..
Jean Monnet Department
Members of the Department
The Jean Monnet Department as a multidisciplinary research department in the sphere of European integration was honourably opened during Day of Europe celebration (14.05.2011) with the presence of EU countries’ ambassadors, including the Head of the European Commission Representation in Ukraine Jose Manuel PintuTeisheira. YulianaPalagnyuk became a head of the Jean Monnet Department.
Professor Bagmet is the Honoured Worker of Science of Ukraine, the Head of the Department of Public Policy and Management, Vice-rector for research and educational work and development, Head of the Educational and Research Centre for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine at the University. He is Academician of the Ukrainian Academy of Political Science, Head of Mykolayiv branch of the Centre for Political Research; supervisor of postdoctoral, PhD and MA dissertations in Political Science and Public Administration on the topic of European Integration. Mykhaylo takes an active part in scientific and informational activities. He is co-organizer of the round tables and conferences, head of editorial committees for the publication of scientific and information works on the European integration aspects. He is author of about 650 published works on topics of public administration, political science, and history, including the multidisciplinary aspects of the European integration.
Yuliana is a Postdoctoral student writing postdoctoral dissertation on the topic of “Public Policy of Ukraine towards European Integration”. She is Head of the Jean Monnet Department, which is multidisciplinary research department in the sphere of European integration honourably opened during Day of Europe celebration (14.05.2011) with the presence of EU countries’ ambassadors, including the Head of the European Commission Representation in Ukraine Jose Manuel PintuTeisheira. Her Ph.D. thesis in Political Science “Political Analysis of the Media Reforms in Ukraine and the Republic of Poland” received the 2nd place in the 3rd All-Ukrainian competition of the Ph.D. dissertations of Polish Embassy in Ukraine named after Y. Gedroyts. Yuliana received MA degree in Political Science from Central European University (Hungary), was a Visiting Graduate Student at the University of Oxford (UK) and University of Silesia (Poland). She is author of about 40 published works on various aspects of European integration.
Svitlana is a Postdoctoral student writing postdoctoral dissertation on the topic of “Interaction the parliament and the government in realization the administrative functions: experience of EU states for Ukraine”. Svitlana was a Visiting Graduate Student at the A.Mickiewicz’s University in Poznan (Poland) under the grant of Polish-American Fulbright Commission and wrote diploma work «Transformation of the State Power System in Poland: contents, conditions and results» (176 pages). She is author of about 40 published works on various aspects of Public Administration and European integration.
Vira is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Policy and Management. Her main courses are “Public Administration” and ‘”Social and Humanitarian Policy”. She currently writes a postdoctoral dissertation in the sphere of creation and development of a family policy in Ukraine. One of the aspects of the research is the influence of European integration in the field of social and family policy. Vira takes an active part in international programs, trainings, projects and other activities, which are connected with aspects of European integration. She is an author of about 10 published works in the relevant field.
Yuliya is the head of the Mykolayiv branch of Ukrainian Association of European Studies – a national network of researches and professors of European Integration in Ukraine, member of the global association of European Studies ECSA-World. She is also an Associate Professor at Political Science department of Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University. Yuliya received MA degree in Political Science from Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University. In 2011 she defended her Ph.D. thesis in Political Science “Cosmopolitan Conceptions in Western Social and Political Thought of the Second Half of XX – Beginning of XXI Century”. She is author of about 20 published works.
Lydmula is a Dean of the School of Sociology. She holds a PhD in Political Science and is an Associate Professor. Lyudmila takes active part in organization of trainings, round tables, conferences including in European integration questions. Since 2006 she is the head of the Mykolayiv Centre for Sociological Studies and in 2011 she became a member of the Board of Sociological Association of Ukraine. Lyudmila is an organizer and performer of sociological surveys and studies on the issues of Ukrainian integration to the global space, including to the EU. Ms. Lyapina studied in the courses at the Universities of Cracow and Warsaw (Poland), organized by the Institute for Strategic Studies. She has 20 years of scientific experience with more than 60 articles and 5 textbooks published by Lydmula as an author or in co-authorship. There have been over 50 scientific conferences in which she took part in during her scientific career.
Volodymyr is a PhD student writing his dissertation on the topic «Informative policy of Ukraine as a basis for the formation of public opinion towards Euro Atlantic Integration». Volodymyr is a Deputy director of the Educational and Research Center for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine. He is an author of 14 publications on various aspects of European and Euro Atlantic Integration. He also supervised 30 MA dissertations of students of the Institute of Public Administration of Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University.
Tetiana is a PhD student writing postgraduate dissertation on the topic of “Scandinavian Sub-region in the Context of European Policy of Ukraine”. She is an assistant of the Head of the Jean Monnet Department, which is a multidisciplinary research department in the sphere of European integration honorably opened during Day of Europe celebration (May, 14, 2011) with the presence of EU countries’ ambassadors, including the Head of the European Commission Representation in Ukraine Jose Manuel PintuTeisheira. Tetiana received MA degree in International Relations from Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University (Department of Political Science). She is an author of about 10 published works on various aspects of European and Euro Atlantic integration.
Oleksandra is a PhD student in Public Administration with the topic of research “State regulation of migration in Ukraine in the context of its European integration aspirations” from 2011. She has LLM. Degree in European and International Law with Merit from the University of Bremen (Bremen, Germany). She also teaches classes on European and Human Rights Law, The Theory of State and Legislature, Migration and Refugee Policy. Oleksandra is a member of the Jean Monnet Department, which is centre for European integration research, where she undertakes research connected with foreign relations of the EU (including “good neighbourhood” and “eastern partnership” policies) and European security studies (including the topics of combating transcontinental criminality, terrorism and trafficking of human beings; maintaining border integrity and energy security issues).
Maryna is a member of the Mykolayiv branch of Ukrainian Association of European Studies – a national network of researches and professors of European Integration in Ukraine, member of the global association of European Studies ECSA-World. Maryna is a PhD student writing postgraduate dissertation. She is member of the Jean Monnet Department, which is a multidisciplinary research department in the sphere of European integration honorably opened during Day of Europe celebration (May, 14, 2011) with the presence of EU countries’ ambassadors, including the Head of the European Commission Representation in Ukraine Jose Manuel PintuTeisheira. Maryna received MA degree in Political Sciences from Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University (Department of Political Science). She is an author of about 10 published works on various aspects of European and Euro Atlantic integration.
Dmytro works on PhD dissertation “Introduction of the European Standards in Ukraine” devoted to political science aspects of introduction of the European standards in modern Ukraine taking into account the legislation in this sphere, sociological questions and comparison of standards in Ukraine and the countries of Europe. Dmytro has a specialist degree in Political Science, MA degree in Public Administration. He is a Deputy director of the Educational and Research Center for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine. Dmytro was a co-organizer of the conference “European and Euro Atlantic integration of Ukraine: problems and ways out”; participated as a researcher in a project “Implementation of educational and informational activities on European and Euro-Atlantic integration of Ukraine in Mykolayiv region”, which was ordered by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. He is an author of about 18 published works on different aspects of European integration.
The Jean Monnet program Project for 2012-2013
The aim of the project is research, learning experience, generalization and popularization of European standards and principles in Ukraine through information and research activities about the European integration and European standards and principles.
The objectives are:
- – to organize and hold four events (scientific-practical conference “European integration: implementation of European standards and principles in Ukraine”; student roundtable discussion “Youth of the South of Ukraine about European integration: history and modernity”; workshop “Directions and resources for implementation of European standards in Ukraine: project realization objectives”, and the interactive seminar “Implementation of European standards and principles in Ukraine: project realization results”) with the goal of unification of information and research efforts of scientists and society; to enhance the discussion between scientists, policymakers and civil society in the area of European integration of Ukraine; to support the public policy of Ukraine towards European integration through dissemination of research results and information about the EU including practical recommendations in this area.
- – to familiarize with the experience of information and scientific as well as teaching activities of the Jean Monnet departments, professors, scientific and information centres, which are created in the Universities and public organizations in Donetsk, Chernovtsy, Uzhgorod, Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine. This is to be done in order to facilitate the work of network of the Jean Monnet departments and centres in Ukraine and its functioning for wider dissemination of information and research results about European integration processes and the role and place of Ukraine in them.
- – to outline the state of European integration activity of the public organizations and scientific and research centres in Ukraine, which act in the sphere of European integration in the higher educational institutions and research institutions in Ukraine, and to create the coordination centre for mobilization and enlargement of their activities during duration of this project and after. The objective is to facilitate the communication and exchange of experience among such centres in Ukraine, to find new research and information forms of activities etc. Such centres exist in Kyiv, Donetsk, Lvov, Kharkov, Odessa, Lutsk, Ivano-Frankovsk, Cherkassy, Kherson, Poltava, Vinnitsa and others.
Herald of Jean Monnet
‘Visnyk’ # 1 of December 25, 2012
Brochures according to the Jean Monnet project
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ІМПЛЕМЕНТАЦІЯ ЄВРОПЕЙСЬКИХ СОЦІАЛЬНИХ СТАНДАРТІВ В УКРАЇНІ
tel.: 0512 – 50-03-33 – Rector, Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University.
tel.: 0512 – 46-41-24 – Vice-rector, project manager, Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University.
fax: 0512 – 50-00-69 – Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University
Cooperation with Ukrainian Jean Monnet Departments
The Jean Monnet Programme has the objective to enhance knowledge of the European integration process. It does so by encouraging higher education institutions and/or associations of professors and researchers specialising in European integration to create teaching, research, reflection, information and debate activities on the European integration process.
Ukrainian Higher education institutions joined Jean Monnet programme since 2001.
The following Jean Monnet Modules have been introduced respectively:
Donetsk National University: Fundamentals of EU Law (2001), Achievements and Prospects of European Educational and Scientific-Technological Integration (2002);
Uzhorod National University European Union Enlargement and the Neighbourhood Policy (2005);
Donetsk State University of Management: European Economic Integration (2006), European social policy and models of social partnership (2009). Under the Action Information and Research Activities the following projects have been implemented: Ukrainian Euro-Synergy: Transparency, Networking and Building the Capacity in the Field of European Integration Studies in Ukraine (2008) by Ukrainian European Studies Association; Architecture of European Safety: Integration, cooperation of confrontation (2008) by Donetsk State University of Management.
National University Kyiv – Mohyla Academy, project «The EU and its Neighbourhood: Towards the association between the EU and Ukraine», under Action ‘Jean Monnet Chair’ (2010);
International Association for Institutional Studies, project «Human Security and Security Strategy: Institutions and Policies in a European Perspective», under Action ‘Information and Research Activities’.
Kharkiv Regional Institute of Public Administration. Jean Monnet Chair offers the following courses for M.A. students: EU-Ukraine: development of relations and main areas of cooperation (in Ukrainian); The Economics of EU enlargement and accession (in Ukrainian). Jean Monnet Chair conducts annual working session (last decade of March) within the framework of International Congress “Public Administration and Local Self Government”
More details can be found at EACEA web-site