EU Delegation opens a call for applications for the 15th EU Study Days’ session (11/02/2016)

The Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, in cooperation with the Centre for Ukrainian Reform Education, announces a call for applications for the 15th session of the EU Study Days project.

The fifteens session will be conducted from 23 to 27 MarchinKharkiv, and will target students and graduates from Ukraine’s eastern regions. The EU Study Days will create an opportunity for Ukrainian university students and graduates to:

  • get more information about the European Union and EU-Ukraine relations from key experts in the field;
  • comprehensively study major issues in EU-Ukraine relations in all key fields (politics, security, war in Donbas, Minsk process, Crimean annexation sanctions, economy, energy, law, values, visa issues, the Association Agreement and its future);
  • gain the opportunity to get in touch with representatives from the EU institutions, key experts and researchers;
  • develop a network of young people in Ukraine, which will be able to exchange their experience and implement joint initiatives in the future. 

Who is eligible to apply?

The project is open to Ukrainian university students in their last years or recent graduates (who graduated max. three years ago) from Kharkivska, Dnipropetrovska, Donetska, Luhanska and Zaporizhska oblats (target regions of the 15th session).

Priority will be given to students and graduates who obtained (or are obtaining) education in the following fields: international relations, European studies, law, political science, economy, finance, business, sociology, journalism, history, cultural studies, philosophy, philology.

How to apply?

Applications can be submitted online through a special questionnaire available here.

Deadline for applications: March 6th , 2016, 23:00.

40 persons from the target regions will be selected to participate in the session. The selection will be made on the basis of the submitted application upon the following criteria: a) competence of the applicant; b) coverage of the biggest possible number of regions; c) applicant’s proficiency in English (knowledge of English is required to participate in the project).

About the project

The EU Study Days is an education project initiated by the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine. It provides the opportunity for Ukrainian university students and graduates to gain deeper and wider knowledge about the European Union and EU-Ukraine relations from key experts in the field and from different viewpoints. The project also facilitates the establishment of a network of young Ukrainians who will be able to share their experiences and implement joint initiatives in the future.

Participation is free of charge. The project covers travel, accommodation and meals of participants from other cities.

Ukrainian and English are the two official languages of the EU Study Days series.

In 2015-2016 academic year another session will be conducted for south regions of Ukraine.

More information about the EU Study Days series (exact dates, selection procedures, locations) are available on the websites of the EU Study Days (eustudydays.com), EU Delegation (http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/ukraine/index_uk.htm) and on the EU Study Days’ Facebook page (www.facebook.com/EUStudyDays) as well as on EU Study Days’ Vkontakte page (http://vk.com/eustudydays)

Contact persons:

Iryna Movchan, director of the Centre for Ukrainian Reform Education, imovchan@cure.org.ua

EU Study Days coordinating group: email: eustudydays@gmail.com, phone: 097 321 47 30.

Web: eustudydays.com, facebook.com/EUStudyDays.

The project is run in the frameworks of the EU Delegation’s information programme.

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