EU Study Days in Ukraine, the EU Delegation’s new education project, will hold its first session on March 6-10 in Kyiv. The Centre for Ukrainian Reform Education is implementing the project with support from the EU Delegation.
“EU Study Days will give a unique opportunity to Ukrainian university students and graduates to get new knowledge from prominent EU-based and Ukrainian experts,” says Iryna Movchan, head of the project and director of the Centre for Ukrainian Reform Education. Movchan adds that the study days, “will expose Ukrainian young people to new perspectives about today’s EU and about EU-Ukraine relations: from politics to energy, from gender to visas, from economy to education.”
During the first five-day session, prominent experts from both the EU and Ukraine will deliver lectures to Ukrainian students. Speakers include Andrew Wilson, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations (London), Christian Egenhofer, senior fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies and visiting professor at the College of Europe (Brussels), Andrii Veselovskyi, former Ukrainian representative to the EU (2008-2010), Mykhaylo Gonchar, director of energy programs at the Nomos Centre, Valeriy Chalyi, deputy director general of the Razumkov Centre, Olexandr Sushko, research director of the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, and Tamara Martsenuk, associate professor at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and an expert in gender studies.
The EU Study Days events will also give Ukrainian students the opportunity to network with officials of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine and members of the European Parliament.
“EU Study Days won’t be a one-off event, but will hold a series of study sessions to involve as many young people as possible from all over Ukraine,” Movchan continues. She adds that the initiative will help “create a network of pro-European students and young scholars in Ukraine.”
Participation in the EU Study Days is free of charge. Those wishing to participate are invited to submit a completed application form and CV. More information about eligibility and the application process is available on the EU Study Days website: http://eustudydays.com/application/
Deadline for applications: January 20, 2013.
The project is supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine