EURASIA – European Law educational cooperation Oslo – Ukraine
The project aims at establishing and developing joint educational activities and student mobility within European law, Human Rights and International Law between the Law faculties of the Universities of Oslo (Norway) and National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine).
About the project
European Law and Human Rights are increasingly important and complex areas of law, influencing the legal systems of both Norway and Ukraine. To provide for a high level of education for law students, legal scholars and educators need to cooperate across political and disciplinary borders. Law Faculty of the UiO offers a range of relevant courses taught in English that involve European law, Human Rights and International Law issues. The main partner in Ukraine, Law Faculty of the 400-year old National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” hosts the Jean-Monnet Centre of Excellence (Prof. Roman Petrov, Jean-Monnet Chair in European Union Law) and teaches Human Rights courses, included the Council of Europe Law (Prof. Tatyana Antsupova).
Ukraine is a country in the process of integration into the European legal and political order and has entered into the Association Agreement with EU. It also has strong economic bonds with Norway, in particular, through the EFTA-Ukraine free trade agreement. It is now more than ever important to develop a solid basis for the academic and educational cooperation between the two countries in order to promote the understanding for EU law and Human Rights.
The network partners from Kazakhstan and Georgia participate in the exchange of information about the relevant courses and discussing the possibilities for student exchange agreements in the future as well as guest lectures.
The short-term objective is the conclusion of a bilateral student exchange agreement between the participating Faculties, in order to enable student mobility. The Law Faculty also cooperates with the International Summer School at UiO by providing a stipend for Ukrainian students enrolled at the Human Rights course there.
The project aims at establishing educational partnership between the partner Universities through guest lectures and student mobility, by sharing experience in teaching EU law and Human Rights in Europe, and discussing areas of their educational programs which may benefit from the exchange of experience.
The results will be published on the website of the project and communicated to the public by other means available.
The project is financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Center for International Cooperation in Education (SIU) under short-term EURASIA program (2017-2018).
Partners will strive to continue cooperation by deepening and expanding the common activities and increasing student mobility and plan to apply for long-term financing from available sources.