Mgr. Michal Cirner, PhD (Slovakia) gave an open lecture on international cooperation of Presov Self-Governing Region
On Thursday, February 2, 2023, PhD. Michal Cirner gave an open lecture on international cooperation of Presov Self-Governing Region at UzhNU. Associate Professor of Presov University Natalia Maradyk assisted him by providing translation for students and teachers of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of UzhNU.
"Presov Self-Governing Region borders on Ukraine and Poland,.These countries are its main partners in cross-border cooperation. The lecture will be interesting not only for students, but also for teachers, as we are planning to introduce mirror courses at Presov University and UzhNU next year. The lecture will be devoted to state administrative agencies in Presov Self-Governing Region, which closely cooperate with the state agencies in Transcarpathia, primarily the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration and local self-governing bodies," said Michal Cirner.
During the lecture, Michal Tsirner dwelt upon the peculiarities of functioning of regional authorities in Presov Self-Governing Region, their structure and functions, focusing primarily on their international activity.
The Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Research and International Relations Myroslava Lendel noted: "It was a very practical lecture, because we understand what kind of model we can use as an example in our movement towards the EU. Today, together with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, 15 members of the European Commission arrived in Kyiv for consultations with the Ukrainian government. Thus, the practical work on bringing Ukraine closer to European policy standards has begun. Therefore, it is important for us to focus on the experience of the Slovak Republic, which is close to us, and it is quite possible that this kind of model will be implemented in Ukraine."
The lecture took place as part of the visit of our Slovak colleagues Michal Cirner and Natalia Maradyk, during which meetings with students and teachers of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration took place, and the introduction of the integrated course "Border Studies" for students of various specialties was discussed.