This year, Europe’s most popular education programme, Erasmus, celebrated its 30th anniversary. One of the programme’s biggest advocates, Umberto Eco, believes Erasmus created the first generation of young Europeans. Now the programme’s successor, Erasmus+, continues to unite young people from around the world under its umbrella of opportunities, ranging from university exchanges to volunteering. Read more
Over the past few years in Ukraine, there has been no shortage of workshops, seminars, and other training events dedicated to the European Union and its relations with Ukraine. However, even in this saturated environment, the recognised leader is the EU Study Days: an initiative of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. The “days” are unofficially known as the “EuroSchool.” Read more
Every year, around 25 000 people apply for a traineeship at the European Parliament and 600 of them are selected. Only 10% of the trainees may be nationals from countries beyond the EU and applicant countries, which makes the competition especially tough for Ukrainians. Yet impossible is nothing. A fresh Ukrainian alumnus of this traineeship tells about her long way to the heart of EU law making. Read more
Mariam Kunchuliya of Zaporizhya is studying history at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Working on her third year of studies, she also holds the position of Vice-President of PR at the European Youth Parliament (EYP), an all-European youth-led organisation. Read more
Thanks to the support of the EU, the largest university in Donbas, Volodymyr Dahl National University, will once again open its doors to students this September. Read more
Anastasiia Ianovytska, of Kyiv, completed the Erasmus Mundus programme (which has been included to the general Erasmus+ programme since 2014) on migration and intercultural relations. Now she is writing a thesis on empowering Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ukraine. Read more
Between May 9 and May 24, the annual Europe Day celebrations took place in various cities across Ukraine. Every year these festivities focus more and more on promoting discussion, training sessions, and information sharing. Lavish parades and dancing no longer dominate the Ukrainian streets as they once did during Europe Day celebrations. Of course, such activities are colourful and create a holiday-like atmosphere, but European integration is primarily about internal transformations, and Europe Day is an opportunity to talk about that.