Kick-off Meeting of OPTIMA Project (Erasmus+ KA2)

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Dear professors, researchers (especially ECRs), doctoral candidates and students! Welcome to the live YouTube streaming of the Kick-off Meeting of OPTIMA Project. During the event there will be speeches and presentations of well-known researchers and professionals regarding Open Science, academic integrity and their impact on educational quality. Everybody will be able to comment and ask questions to speakers on the chat.

The Kick-off meeting program. Day 1. Feb 23, 2021 (Open)*

* The agenda may be subject to change: check this webpage for updates.

11:00-13:00 CET – Official opening

Welcome Speeches (11:00-11:20 CET):

  • Yuriy Bobalo, Rector of Lviv Polytechnic National University
  • Jean-Claude Burgelman, Professor of Open Science Policy at the Free University of Brussels and former Head of Unit for Open Science Policy at the European Commission
  • Andrii Vitrenko, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine
  • Belén Enciso, Project Officer, European Commission, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
  • Svitlana Shytikova, Head of National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine  
  • Olesia Vashchuk, Head of Young Scientists Council at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
  • Pavlo Zhezhnych, Vice-Rector for Education and Informatization of Lviv Polytechnic National University, OPTIMA Project Coordinator

Virtual Group Photo with speakers and Rectors (around 11:20 CET).

Presentations (11:20-13:00 CET):

  • OPTIMA Project Overview
    Oleksandr Berezko, Assoc. Prof. at Lviv Polytechnic National University, OPTIMA Project Manager
  • Ukrainian Displaced Universities
    Illya Khadzhynov, Vice-Rector at Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University  
  • Open Science and Open Peer Review
    Tony Ross-Hellauer, Leader of Open and Reproducible Research Group at Graz University of Technology  
  • Contemporary Issues in Academic Integrity: European Context
    Sonja Bjelobaba, Vice-president of the European Network for Academic Integrity (ENAI)  
  • Academic Integrity and Education Quality
    Nataliia Stukalo, Vice-Head at National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance, and Artem Artiukhov, Assoc. Prof. at Sumy State University  
  • Climate Change and Open Science
    Svitlana Krakovska, Senior Researcher at National Antarctic Scientific Center of Ukraine

13:00-14:00 CET – Lunch Break

14:00-16:00 CET – Presentations of Project Partners, Questions and Discussion

  • Technische Universitaet Graz (Austria)
    Tony Ross-Hellauer
  • Universite Cote d'Azur (France)
    Auréa Cophignon  
  • Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (Poland)
    Wojciech Wodo
  • Stichting (Netherlands)
    Iryna Kuchma
  • The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Belgium)
    Agnieszka Żyra
  • Sumy State University (Ukraine)
    Kostyantyn Kyrychenko
  • Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University (Ukraine)  
    Illya Khadzhynov  
  • Lutsk National Technical University (Ukraine)    
    Oksana Liashenko
  • National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance (Ukraine)    
    Nataliia Stukalo
  • State Institution National Antarctic Scientific Center (Ukraine)    
    Anatolii Chernov
  • Unicheck Ukraine (Assoc. Partner, Ukraine)
    Andrii Sidliarenko
  • Lviv Polytechnic National University (Ukraine)    
    Oleksandr Berezko