Ghent University’s ACADEMY4UA: Launch of an online course to enhance Ukrainian Scholars' expertise in EU law and policy


On 18 April 2023 Jean Monnet Module ‘On-line UGent Academy for Ukrainian Lecturers: EU Law and Policy’ (UGent_Academy4UA) welcomed its participants. This year, 41 scholars affiliated with the Ukrainian universities (professors, lecturers, PhD students) joined the Module to deepen their knowledge about EU law and policy. UGent-Academy4UA seeks to promote excellence in teaching and researching in the field of EU law and policy in Ukraine. Its ambition is to educate a new generation of Ukrainian lecturers. Besides, UGent_ACADEMY4UA provides a platform to discuss problems of teaching EU law and policy in Ukraine and serves as a tool of academic diplomacy fostering cooperation between EU and Ukrainian academia. The project’s team includes members of Ghent European Law Institute (GELI), Ghent Institute for International and European Studies (GIES) and the Human Rights Centre. UGent_ACADEMY4UA is managed by EU Law Professor Dr. Peter Van Elsuwege (promotor) and Dr. Alina Cherviatsova, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow (coordinator), both members of the Eureast Platform Steering Group.

The course has been designed in consultation with the project’s target group – lecturers and researchers from different regions and universities of Ukraine (Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Odessa, Poltava, Sumy, Dnipro) to tailor their academic needs. The Module consists of 62 teaching hours devoted to different aspects of EU law and policy to be held online (April-June, 2023).

Learn more about the project here.