Summer School “Sustainable development: Conflicts and their Solutions on Post-Soviet Space”

Karazin Kharkiv National University
Kharkiv, Ukraine
15 August, 2017 - 26 August, 2017
Organised by:
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

The main objective of the Summer School “Sustainable development: Conflicts and their Solutions on Post-Soviet Space” is to give students from the EU understanding of different conflicts on Post-Soviet space on theoretical and practical base.
For this reason, we worked out an intensive educational program with huge practice component, showing the history and actual political problems. Main subjects of our summer school are:
– “history”, historical perspective on the problem of conflict existence;
– “culture”, traditions and differences in mentalities and ideologies of peoples in post-soviet countries;
– “politics and geopolitics”, development of CIS, different points of view and political reasons of conflicts (including economic one) and, of course, a deeper look on all “conflicts on post-soviet space” and “conflict-management”.
All these modules consist of lectures, seminars and practical work, like meetings with national minority organizations or active workshops. To complete the program there will be also excursions around Kharkiv region, which are connected with topics of the modules.
The main objective of the Summer School “Sustainable Development: Conflicts and their Solutions on Post-Soviet Space” is to analyze the contemporary political and economic processes that take place in nowadays Ukraine and Post-Soviet countries and get better understanding of the local conflicts and their possible solutions.
Summer School propose intensive educational program with practical component, covering multidisciplinary topics (150 hours). Lectures and workshops will be delivered by well-known professors and politicians from Ukraine.
The modules of the Summer School consist from lectures, workshops, study visits, informal meetings with politicians and professors, national minority organizations, refugees from Donbass. At the end of the Summer School students are expected to prepare and present their projects on Effective Conflict Prevention and Resolution.
• the candidate must submit a document package which includes:
• the completed online application form(http://goo.gl/forms/f4o93htR94);
• curriculum vitae (CV);
• motivation letter.
CREDITS
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University is a fully accredited university in Kharkiv, Ukraine. All credits should be transferrable towards your degree in your college or university. Students are encouraged to check with their academic advisor and/or the Registrar’s Office to find out more about their school’s credit transfer policies. The programs outlines are available on our website. V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University mails official transcripts to your school of record upon the completion of the program.
Overall there will be given 5 credits for this summer school.
ACCOMMODATION
Participants of the Summer School will be accommodated in double or triple hotel rooms. Breakfast and lunch are included.
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND FIELD TRIPS
You will have walking trips around the city with various theme topics to choose from. Weekend day trips around Kharkov area will be included and you will be blown away by the spectacular Slavic ancient traditions that you might be part of.
EXCURSIONS
Sightseeing tour of Kharkiv (Kharkiv).
History-tour: “The original and little-known monuments of Kharkiv” (Kharkiv).
Excursion: «Kharkiv multinational» — a tour around Kharkiv with elements of ethnographic practice (Kharkiv).
Ethnic tours “Revival of Ukrainian culture in the region of Slobozhanshchina”
Picnic with traditional Ukrainian dishes
Participation fee ( include accommodation, breakfast and lunch and field trips transfer) 650 euro

Overview of the program
Day 1. 15 August 2017
9.00-10.00 Breakfast
11.00-18.00 STUDY VISIT: City Tour
19.00-21.00 Welcoming dinner
Day 2. 16 August 2017
8.00-10.00 Breakfast
10.00 Meeting at the hotel lobby
10:30-11:15 Introduction to the Summer School
(Karazin University Northern Building, 6 Svobody sq., room 201)

11:30-13.00 STUDY VISIT: University Museum and the Central Scientific Library (Karazin University Main Building, 4 Svobody sq.)
13:15-14.00 Lunch

14.30-16.00 STUDY VISIT: Meeting with the Honorary Consul of Germany in Kharkiv Tatyana Gavrish (14 A Skrypnika str.)
16.00-18.00 STUDY VISIT: City tour
Day 3. 17 August 2017
8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast, transfer to the university
10.00-11.45 Opening speech
Member of the Academy of Sciences, President of the University, Vil Bakirov
11.45–12.00 Coffee-break
12.00-13.45 Lecture:
Prof. Vladymyr Streltsov
European Neighbourhood Policy: Opportunities for the Transformation of Conflict
14.00-15.00 Lunch
15.15-17.00 Lecture:
Dr. Vyacheslav Tseluiko
Territorial Conflicts on Post-Soviet Space: General and Particular Features

Day 4. 18 August 2017
8.00 – 9.30 Breakfast, transfer to the university
10.00-11.45 Lecture:
Dr. Vyacheslav Tseluiko
Role of Armed Citizen Formations of Territorial Defense in Russian-Ukrainian Conflict

11.45-12.00 Coffee-break
12.00-13.45 Lecture:
Dr. Maksym Folomieiev
Overlook of the Stereotypes in Ukrainian-Russian Cultural Dialogue

14.00-15.00 Lunch
15.15-17.00 Lecture:
Dr. Maksym Folomieiev
Confrontation between Russia And Ukraine: Overview of Ukrainian and Russian representation of the Causes, Scenarios and After-Effects.

Day 5. 19 August 2017
8.00-9.30 Breakfast, transfer to the university
10.00-11.45 Lecture.
Prof. Larisa Hizhnyak
Presentation of the sociological research on actual problems of internally displaced people from the ATO area

11.45-12.00 Coffee-break
12.00-15.00 STUDY VISIT: refugees camp-module town in Kharkiv

Additional information: Module town was built with finance help of Germany and started operating in January 2014. It based on Kharkiv outskirts. Now about 350 refugees (173 of them are children) from Luhansk and Donetsk region that broke out of war.

15.30-17.30 STUDY VISIT: «Станция Харьков» (“Station Kharkov” NGO) and roundtable with internally displaced people from Donbass

Additional information: http://station.kharkov.ua/?lang=en

Day 6. 20 August 2017
8.00-9.30 Breakfast, transfer to the university
10.00-11.45 Lecture.
O. Deineko
Media-activity as a mean of struggle against raiding
11.45-12.00 Coffee-break
12.00-13.45 Lecture.
Dr. Eugene Grigorenko
National Security Protection
14.00-15.00 Lunch
15.15-17.00 Lecture.
Dr. Olena Shapovalova
Territorial issues in Russian-Japanese relations
Day 7. 21 August 2017
6.30-21.30 STUDY VISIT: Ethnotour to Poltava, Sorochinsky Fair.

Additional information: National Sorochynsky Fair is the largest exhibition and trade fair event in Ukraine. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it has survived from the XVIII century to the present day. Traditionally it is held once a year. The Fair is extremely graphically described in the story of the genius of the world literature Mykola Gogol «Fair at Sorochintsy» (the cycle of stories «Evenings at Hamlet next to Dikanka»).
Day 8. 22 August 2017
8.00-8.30 Breakfast
9.00-21.00 STUDY VISIT: field trip to Sharovka, Natalivka ,"Singing terraces", Krasnokutskiy Arboretum

Additional information: Sharovka, Natalivka and Krasnokutsk are natural reserve funds of landscape architecture in Kharkiv region.
Day 9. 23 August 2017
8.00-9.30 Breakfast, transfer to the university
10.00-11.45 Lecture:
Sen. Lecturer Olga Guzhva.
Manipulation techniques and information security in the context of frontier
11.45-12.00 Coffee-break

12.00-13.45 Lecture.
O. Manina , journalist from Crimea
The Role of Media in Conflict Rousing/Resolution
14.00-15.00 Lunch
15.15-17.00 Round table and discussion
Day 10. 24August 2017
8.00-9.30 Breakfast, transfer to the university
10.00-11.45 Lecture. Svitlna Batsyukova, PhD candidate, Department of Political Science, V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University NEGOTIATIONS AS A WAY TO AVOID CONFLICT
11.45-12.00 Coffee-break
12.00-13.45 Lecture:
Sen. Lecturer Olga Guzhva
Conflicts and Community: strategy “win-to-win”
14.00-15.00 Lunch
15.15-17.00 CASE STUDIES
Day 11. 25 August 2017
8.00-8.30 Breakfast
9.00-21.00 Day of Ukraine Independence
Day 12. 26 August 2017
8.00-9.30 Breakfast, transfer to the university
10.00-11.45 Team work “The World Cafe”
Supervisors: Sen. Lecturer Olga Guzhva
Dr. Maksym Folomieiev
11.45-12.00 Coffee break
12.00-13.45 Team work “The World Cafe”
Supervisors: Sen. Lecturer Olga Guzhva
Dr. Maksym Folomieiev
14.00-15.00 Lunch
15.15-17.00 Team work “The World Cafe”
Supervisors: Sen. Lecturer Olga Guzhva
Dr. Maksym Folomieiev
Day 13. 27 August 2016
8.00-9.30 Breakfast
10.00-11.45 Certificates awarding
11.45-12.00 Coffee break
12.00-13.45 STUDY VISIT
14.00-15.00 Lunch
15.15-17.00 Meeting with Olena Rozskazova

Additional information: http://www.irf.ua/en/about/irf/
Day 14. 28 August 2017
8.00-9.30 Breakfast
10.00-18.00 FIELD TRIP to Dergachi (Kharkiv region)
Day 15. 29 August 2017
9.00-10.00 Breakfast
10:00-19:00 Transfer to the airport/train station