On 25, 27, 29, 30th of May the training courses «EU as Endeavor Entrepreneur» and «Benchmarking and Strategic Implementation of the European Business Model for Ukraine» were held at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.
Trainings were organized by Maryna Pichugina and Lina Artemenko.
The goal of the training is to show the EU as entrepreneur that gives advantages and perspectives both for individuals and for the society and to gain competencies and practical skills in developing own business models, business projects, focused on European competition policy.
42 students and teachers from the Igor Sikorsky KPI took part in the trainings.
Quarantine in Ukraine because of COVID forced to study and work at home. Trainers and participants communicated through zoom conferences. The format of trainings at KPI involves live communication, collective analysis and generation of solutions, effective communication and building relationships. Trainers made efforts to introduce participants, to form a sense of unity and interest in each other. That is why these time the special attention was paid to working in small groups with a trainer-discussion facilitator.
On May 27, 28, 29, 2020, the training courses “Integration Transformation of the EU: Trends, Dynamics, Priorities” (trainer PhD V. Chornii) and “Achievements and Prospects of European Integration For Ukraine” (trainer PhD, Assoc. Professor I. Manaienko) were held at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.
The participants of the training were graduate students and students of 2-5 courses of different specialties of the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Zaporizhia National University, Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic National University. About 30 people took part in the trainings.
During the trainings, participants received basic knowledge of EU expansion priorities, European experience of supranational management, business development in European integration, organizational and economic success of Ukraine’s European integration, the role of the EU in shaping the country’s economic security, etc.
In the conditions of online trainings, the spring season of 2020 was marked by an unconventional approach to the presentation of participants’ research – the team of participants presented a video on the development of European countries in Italy and Greece. Participants took an active part using the platforms Zoom, Google Classroom, Google Form.
At the final stage of the training participants presented their research on the subject of European integration. According to the results of the training, the most active participants received certificates.
On May 27, 28 and 29 2020, trainings “Harmonization of standards as a basis for the implementation of European business models in Ukraine” and “Systemic approach to harmonization of standards – a guarantee of success of European business models in Ukraine” were held using online technologies. This was the final “season” of trainings, which were an important part of the project “European business models: transformation, harmonization and implementation in Ukraine”, work on which has continued at the University from 01.09.2017.
This time, despite the quarantine restrictions we succeeded to popularize the goals of the project even more widely, as the use of the online platform Zoom allowed to take part in trainings for the representatives of universities from different cities of Ukraine, namely: from Zaporizhzhia, Poltava, Pereyaslav, Sumy, Kryvyi Rih, Lviv, Lutsk, Cherkasy, Vinnytsia, Ternopil, etc.
The purpose of the trainings is to substantiate the importance of the process of Ukrainian standards harmonization to EU-ones to improve business conditions in Ukraine, to provide knowledge about standardization systems and methods of honest business, as well as to develop competencies of participants to create their own effective start-up projects.
Coaches – academic coordinator of the project team – Doctor of Economics, Professor Liudmyla SHULGINA and project participant Ph.D. Hanna ZHADLAK – first of all highlighted the importance of the Jean Monnet module projects in promoting European values and the extraordinary role played by this area of activity in European integration processes over the course of its 30 years existence. Then they acquainted students with the essence and tools of Ukraine’s standards harmonization with the EU standards, the dynamics and role of this process in the European business models implementation in Ukraine.
The trainings brought together over 40 participants from Ukrainian universities who gathered at the ONEY to explore in more detail the aspects of Ukraine’s standards harmonization with the EU standards and offered their own projects which could stimulate this process. In addition to extremely motivated and interested students of Igor Sikorsky KPI, the following representations were important: Zaporizhzhia National University, Hryhoriy Skovoroda University in Pereyaslav, A.S. Makarenko Sumy State Pedagogical University, Kryvyi Rih National University, Lviv State University of Internal Affairs, Mykhailo Kotsyubynsky Cherkasy, Vinnytsia State Pedagogical University, V. Hnatyuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University.
As the results of the trainings, the participant’s teams have developed and presented 5 own projects. The participants of the trainings have received practical skills of effective team interaction while working on projects in which they have improved the existing or developed their own standards of the successful implementation of the European business models in Ukraine. At the same time, the main idea was that the systematic approach should be applied to standards harmonization, including the experience of the EU market, the science and education impact on the economy, the role of socially-oriented business and other innovative changes in the business environment.
Thus, the trainers managed not only to develop project competencies and increase the motivation of the academic community to participate in such trainings, but also to promote the dissemination of information about the Jean Monnet project in various universities of Ukraine.