The Faculty of Law of UzhNU has launched a DRC Initiative Fund project

The Faculty of Law of UzhNU has launched a DRC Initiative Fund project

According to the official announcement of the Danube Rectors’ Conference International Initiative Fund, they positively evauated a scientific and practical project "Cross-border Cooperation of Higher Education Institutions: Theoretical and Legal Foundations" and allocated a grant for its implementation.

The main goal of the proposed project is to study the cross-border cooperation of higher education institutions of EU member states and Ukraine. This study is relevant and timely, it is important for further expert identification of successful legal decisions and models of activity of higher education institutions of EU member states in the field of cross-border cooperation, which can be rationally adapted to the legislation and practice of Ukraine. As a result of this research project, there will be developed recommendations for further improvement of the domestic legislation taking into account the norms of the European law, in particular, the provisions of the Council of Europe treaties and the EU – Ukraine Association Agreement regarding the creation of the European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) by higher education institutions.

 The project is implemented by a working group whose members are Prof. Yaroslav Lazur, the dean of the Faculty of Law, Doctor of Juridical Science, the head of the working group; Prof. Maria Mendzhul, deputy dean of the Faculty of Law for research, professor of the Department of Civil Law and Civil Procedure, Doctor of Juridical Science – an executor; Assoc. Prof. Yulia Fetko, associate professor of the Department of International Law, PhD in law – an executor.

This project is a continuation of the projects which have been successfully implemented by the Faculty of Law of UzhNU before. These projects are related to the development of cross-border cooperation, they include the project funded by Pallas Athéné Domus Educationis foundation "Positive impact of the creation and functioning of European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation (EGTS) on the economic development of the European Union and its external border"; the Council of Europe project "Decentralization and reform of local self-government in Ukraine"; the development of a scientific and practical study "Cross-border cooperation: legal foundations and successful practices" and the project of the International Visegrad Foundation "The Europeanization of Ukrainian borders through cross-border cooperation".

The results of the project will be presented at the next annual Danube Rectors' Conference.