On October 5, 2022, an interactive event «Dissemination of the best practices of teaching European studies and creation of interdisciplinary programs in higher education institutions in Ukraine: exchange of experience» was held within the framework of the project «European studies for students of technical specialties at Lviv Polytechnic National University» (EUSTS) with the support of the EU Erasmus+ programme, Jean Monnet Actions. The event was jointly organized by the Educational and Scientific Center «European studies for students of technical specialties at Lviv Polytechnic National University» and the Center for European Studies of the National University of Ostroh Academy.
During the theoretical panel discussion, the experience of teaching European studies was shared by:
- Yaryna Turchyn, head of the EUTS project (the report topic «Peculiarities of the development of European studies at Lviv Polytechnic National University and prospects for the introduction of interdisciplinary educational programs on European studies»);
- Tetiana Sydoruk, head of the Center for European Studies of the Ostroh Academy («The Center for European Studies at the National University of Ostroh Academy: best practices for the development of European studies»);
- Olena Lukachuk, leading specialist of the Project Office, Lviv Polytechnic («Project Office of Lviv Polytechnic National University: best practices in the implementation of scientific proposals from the EU»);
- Olena Shershniova, head of the project «Civil society in the process of conflict resolution: the experience of the EU for Ukraine» (EURoCoRP) of the National University of Ostroh Academy («Peculiarities of the implementation of interdisciplinary projects on European studies (on the example of the experience of EURoCoRP and EuroVIS»).
The practical panel using interactive methods of teaching European studies was conducted by trainers – participants of the EUSTS project Olha Ivasechko and Oleh Tsebenko. Their reports aroused special interest among the students of the National University of Ostroh Academy, who demonstrated a high level of knowledge and motivation to study European studies.
As a result of the event, further steps were determined for the cooperation of both universities for the development of European studies and the exchange of best academic practices.
The event was organized under the leadership of EUSTS project coordinator Professor Yaryna Turchyn. The participants of the EUSTS project also took part in the preparation of the event, namely Associate Professor Nataliia Vovk (Department of Social Communication and Information Activities), Associate Professor Oleksandr Markovets (Department of Social Communication and Information Activities), Senior Lecturer Iryna Sukhorolska (Department of Political Science and International Relations), Assistant Khrystyna Zabavska (PSIR Department) and Associate Professor Lidiia Kasha (Department of Electromechatronics and Computerized Electromechanical Systems).
In total, about 50 people took part in the event – teachers, postgraduate students and students who are interested in the European Union and modern teaching methods.
More detailed information about the EUSTS project can be found on its website on the Lviv Polytechnic Portal.