One of the most important outcomes EUVOLIA can be proud of is its building up a network of projects dealing with various aspects of European values promotion in Ukraine. National Pedagogical Mykhailo Dragomanov University, widely known as an important hub for such activities, has become EUVOLIA’s trusted partner right from the project’s start. Since 2018, EUVOLIA team has taken part in multiple initiatives under JMM SCEGES and JMC SCAES and JMP EVDISD projects. This year, EUVOLIA co-coordinator Olena Tupakhina had an opportunity to share EUVOLIA’s most important achievements with academic community on an International conference “Values-oriented sustainable development of education: EU lessons for Ukraine” held under Erasmus+ Jean
Monnet Project «European values of diversity and inclusion for sustainable development»
(EVDISD) 620545-EPP-1-2020-1-UA-EPPJMO-PROJECT in cooperation with
The conference gathered over 100 participants from Ukraine, Italy and Slovakia. It served as a dissemination platform for several Jean Monnet initiatives, including Jean Monnet Chair «EU Climate Leadership» 620031-EPP-1-2020-1-UA-EPPJMO-CHAIR, Western Ukrainian Research Center in European Studies (Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence) / 599469-EPP-1-2018-1-UA-EPPJMO-СоЕ, Jean Monnet Chair FoodPro (#587488-EPP-1-2017-1-UA-EPPJMOCHAIR) and EUforUA (611278-EPP-1-2019- 1-UA-EPPJMO-SUPPA).
Dr. Tupakhina’s report interpreted the results of 10 student research projects submitted as a summative assessment for EUVOLIA course within 2018-2020. Among the most interesting tendencies spotted by the researcher, a clear support of such European values as diversity, inclusiveness, gender equality and individuality, in the products targeted at young adult audience should be mentioned. To Olena Tupakhina’s mind, such shift can signalize of gradual change of attitude in favor of European values among the most progressive and open part of Ukrainian society, i.e. student youth.
On behalf of EUVOLIA team we thank the organizing committee for an opportunity provided and are looking forward to welcoming Dr. Marja Nesterova, EVDISD project coordinator, on our own conference in May 28-29, 2021.