Final project conference online

Following the decision of the project management team and the statements of the authorities of Ukraine, Moldova and Estonia on the organization of the educational process using distance learning technologies in pandemic lockdown caused by COVID-19, the project participants held a final HRLAW conference on April 8, 2020 using Zoom service.

During the meeting, the project team leaders of all partner organizations presented their achievements, told about the peculiarities of the project in their educational institutions, shared plans for future support of project results and agreed on the stages of preparation for the final project report and project audit.

The conference participants thanked all the students and invited stakeholders who took the time to join the discussion.

Guidelines used by HRLAW teams for curriculum development process
Examples of modules developed
Examples of modules developed
Informational bochures and leaflet on how to apply for Student Ombudsman services
Example of guest lecture slides delivered by ISTU in KhAI
Example of spin-off visit of Ukrainian team to ECHR in 2019

Capacity building and QA control visit to Tallinn Technical university

According to the good tradition of visiting the city of the coordinator on the eve of Christmas and New Year, the project participants held a training seminar and coordination meeting in Tallinn Technical university on December 16-21, 2019.

The seminar program included lectures on the Erasmus + Jean Monnet Module “The Economic and Legal Evaluation of Digital Ecosystems in the EU Jon Pareliussen (OECD)”, a series of reports on the implementation of project tasks by Kristi Joamets, Study Program Director at the Department of Law, lectures by prof. Pawan Dutt on Human Rights and and legal challenges of biotechnology.

Based on the results of the coordination meeting, the project team reported on the implementation of the work plan for 2019 and agreed on open issues and tasks that need to be finalized in the last months of the project until April 2020.

Training session and admininstrative visit to University of Huddersfield, UK

The delegation of the National Law University headed by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Prof. Yuriy Barabash, visited Huddersfield University, University College Cork, Ireland, and London Metropolitan University as part of the Erasmus + HRLAW project on December 1-7, 2019.

The parties discussed cooperation on the project, presented project outputs produced by the staff of the National Law University, discussed further plans for academic cooperation and the possibility of using project materials to launch a joint program of double diplomas on human rights with British universities.

International seminar “Law and Human Rights” in Chisinau, Moldova

On October 3-6, 2019, delegations from all Moldovan and Ukrainian project partners have met at the Faculty of Law of the State University of Moldova (Chisinau) to hold an international seminar “Law and Human Rights” on the ERASMUS + HRLAW project.

Representatives of Moldovan partner universities Moldova State University, Police Academy Stefan Cel Mare, Universitatea de Stat „Alecu Russo” din Bălți, students and PhD students made reports on different aspects of the application of various legal norms in the regulation of issues related to the protection of the rights of women, children, people with disabilities, and vulnerable social groups. On the second day of the conference, the parties held a round table on topical issues of human rights protection in Moldova and Ukraine.

Invited ombudsman from National Aerospace university KhAI, Ukraine, Yaroslav Cherevko, presented his experience on managing OSO office in KhAI and described recent cases of sucessful conflict resolution.

NEO montoring session in Ukraine

On September 4-5, 2019, delegations from all Ukrainian partners visited the National Aerospace University “KHAI” (Kharkiv) to participate in the coordination meeting and monitoring of the ERASMUS+ HRLAW project.

On the first working day, the participants of the project consortium resolved all urgent issues of dissemination of materials, involvement of various stakeholders in the dissemination of project results, holding guest lectures at Ukrainian universities and organizing the final project conference at the National Law University. Yaroslav the Wise, Kharkiv.

On the second day of the seminar during the monitoring for the representatives of the National Erasmus + Office in Ukraine the achievements of the project were presented by all partner teams, the produced textbooks were presented, the issues of administrative and financial management of the project were discussed.

Capacity building workshop in the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH

On June 11-14, 2019, delegations from all participating universities visited the Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) to participate in the ERASMUS + HRLAW training session and coordination meeting.

During the first working day, the participants of the project consortium became acquainted with the legal features of the higher education of Sweden, as well as with the code of conduct and employment policy of the Royal Institute of Technology, after which intensive work was carried out in groups on the given tasks.

On the second day of the meeting, internationalization of higher education was discussed, and all consortium participants participated in training and panel discussions on gender equality in STEM.

On the third day of the meeting, project participants continued their work on training and panel discussions on gender equality in STEM, followed by a coordination meeting and internal monitoring of ERASMUS + HRLAW results.

TTÜ Department of Law is the winner of the EU competition

TTÜ Department of Law won the competition for the provision of research services to the European Commission in the field of the rights of EU citizens. The consortium is led by the European Centre for Political Science and, besides TTÜ Department of Law, also Maastricht University and European University Institute are involved in the research. The total cost of the project is half a million euros.

According to the head of TTÜ Department of Law Professor Tanel Kerikmäe (project coordinator for Ertasmus+ HRLAW project), citizenship of the European Union is an initiative that should enhance our European identity. “The goal of the project is to study the rights deriving from EU citizenship and the impact thereof on the political and legal environment. In particular, it will be interesting to analyze, which legal challenges are facing multilevel Europe in the digital era.”

Please also read the latest news: The Evaluation Report on Research in Law in Estonia has been presented:
https://www.ttu.ee/…/researc…/evaluation-of-research-in-law/

Study visit to the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH

April 1-4, 2019, the study visit of ERASMUS + 573861-EPP-1-2016-
1-EE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP “European Human Rights Law” was held
at the Royal Technology University of KTH (Stockholm, Sweden)
for Universities of Ukraine and Moldova “- ERASMUS + HRLAW.
Khmelnytskyi National University was presented by the head of
the Department Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor
Govoruschenko Tetiana Oleksandrivna, Dean of the Faculty,
Professor Oleg Savenko, Associate Professor Sergey Lysenko
and Associate Professor of Law Doctor of Law, Associate
Professor Alla Hertz.

The first day of the coordination meeting was a round table with
the staff of the Royal Technological University, as well as a tour of the
territory, library, and buildings of the KTH University. During the
round table, the staff of the Royal Technological University
presented the University’s Strategy of Activities, the Student
Ombudsman’s Strategy and the Code of Academic Integrity
adopted by the KTH.

On the second day of the meeting, the staff of the Royal
Technological University presented the strategy of the
Department of International Relations conducted training on
writing grant applications, and talked about the features of
student and student lending mobility. In addition, on the second
day of the business trip, a project management session was held
on which T.O.Govoruschenko presented the results of the SWOT
analysis of the need for the Student Ombudsman, the Code of
Academic Integrity and the Commission on Academic Ethics at
Ukrainian Universities, and also described the approval process of
the Student’s Office Ombudsman at the Khmelnytsky National
University. Savenko O. S. told KTH partners about the peculiarities
of the process of approval of the Code of Academic Integrity and the
Commission on Academic Ethics at the Khmelnytsky National
University.

In the third and fourth days of the coordination meeting, Ukrainian
partners took part in the training seminar “Gender and equality in
higher education in accordance with the European Human Rights
Law”.

Impact monitoring visit to Police Academy, Moldova

Monitoring meeting of the implementation of the project “European Human Rights Law for Universities of Ukraine and Moldova”, co-funded by the Erasmus + Program was head in Police Academy Stefan Cel Mare (PASM) on March 19, 2019.

Among the main objectives of the project are:
✔ Establishment of Ombudsman for Students (OSO) offices and introduction of the Academic Integrity Code at participating universities;
✔ Providing modern curricula based on case studies, master students and PhD students at law faculties.
✔ Strengthening the Capacities of Law Teachers of Universities in Moldova and Ukraine.
The beneficiary institutions in the Republic of Moldova are the State University of Moldova, the “Stefan cel Mare” Police Academy, the Alecu Russo State University in Balti, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova, CRCT Gutta-Club.