Jean Monnet Chair
There is already a substantial need and there will be a growing demand for professional training of civil and public servants in the area of European Integration.
The impact of the Jean Monnet Chair project shall be reflected in the increased appeal of the KRIPA among the young candidates and the graduate students in what concerns the acquisition of specialized knowledge in the field of European governance and common policies and a stronger involvement of the civil society in the decision-making process at the local and regional level.
Objectives of the project:
• Strengthening training capacities and distance learning facilities at the KRIPA NAPA in the area of European Studies/ European Integration by June 2014;
• Development of competences for further professional formation and a stronger cooperation between universities and the civil society;
• Development of 2 new modules for the NAPA system in the area of European Studies/ European Integration in line with recognised international standards by June 2014;
• permanent information of the target groups on European problems and the activity performed by KRIPA, in view of perfecting the research activity and involving them in the process of information dissemination.
He teaches the courses on the ENP and European civil space within the KRIPA. He had won a Central European University competition for developing and teaching a one semester long course «European system of human rights protection and promotion». Director of Center for European Enlargement Studies, Ad personam Jean Monnet Chair Prof. Piter Balazs was his supervisor. He is the project coordinator and holds the major responsibilities regarding the accomplishment of all the envisaged tasks.
Like a PhD student has defended the dissertation named "The mechanism of European integration policy coordination in Ukraine" (the decision of Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sport of Ukraine from 17.05.12 № 593 ). She attended a M.A. program at the National School of Public Administration, in Warsaw. Her specific tasks within this project will be related to the organisation of workshops, conferences and seminars.
PhD student has defended the dissertation named "The mechanisms of state regional policy in Ukraine" (the decision of Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sport of Ukraine from 29.03.2012 № 378). She wrote a M.A. dissertation on the regional policy of the EU and teaches the seminars on the History of European Integration, Governance in the European Union and Community Policies, being, in the same time, involved in various research projects.
Activities of the Jean Monnet Chair
Jean Monnet Chair offers the following courses for M.A. students:
Jean Monnet Chair conducts traditional scientific conference and round tables (March, May)
Impact and relevance of the results
The drive to EU enlargement receive more attention either at the level of research or at the level of university curricula. This is perhaps most true of the CEE region itself where the impact of enlargement is likely to be felt most strongly.
a) The development of competences for further professional formation
A better quality management of the upper education segment involves the development and improvement of the teaching methods, the permanent renewal of courses by giving a proper value to the results of personal researches or to those obtained by means of exchanges of experience. All two courses mentioned in the project are obvious examples of the concern manifested by the teachers of KRIPA, in order to provide the students with information and knowledge at the same qualitative level like the one provided in the other EU member states.
b) Attracting young candidates and graduate students towards a formation and specialization in the field of European integration and governance
The envisaged courses include the most important elements that characterize the European integration process, the procedures through which the principles of good governance and the objectives on medium and long term of the EU programmes are implemented. The beneficiaries of these courses, the M.A. students, will acquire the necessary abilities and competences to find the proper solutions for the problems related to the implementation of EU policies. The number of graduate students within the “Master of Public Administration” M.A. Program has practically doubled during the last 5 years, this M.A. program being preferred not only by the young graduate students from KRIPA, but also by the graduate students coming from other institutions in Ukraine.
c) The development of material and human resources inside KRIPA for teaching and research purposes
The increase of the scientific competences of the young PhDs and researchers can be accomplished by their participation to research grants, earned both at national and European level, national and international conferences and by publishing papers in international reviews. This Jean Monnet Chair project involves the participation of two young PhDs. The accomplishment of this project represents an excellent opportunity for the young PhDs who are involved in the project to participate to international conferences and to publish the results of their researches in the form of books and articles in national and international reviews. The development of the material basis for research, by the acquisition of teaching materials, equipment etc. shall contribute to the increase of the scientific level of the written papers and the efficiency of the research activity.
d) The permanent information of the target groups regarding European problems and the activity of KRIPA
The activity of the research team involved in the implementation of the Jean Monnet Chair project also includes actions that trigger the permanent information of the target groups on important events within both the EU and Ukraine, in particular on the application of community policies. This objective shall be accomplished by the creation of a Newsletter within KRIPA starting with January 2012.
e) The increased cooperation between universities and the civil society
The cooperation between the KRIPA and the different organizations that represent the civil society constitutes an important objective; in the same time, an increased level of cooperation is strongly related to higher competences of teachers and researchers of KRIPA and their prestige due to the results of previous researches. In this project, an increased level of cooperation shall be obtained by the organization of seminars every trimester, during which, the topics subjected to discussion shall be chosen according to the requests formulated by the University’s partners.