International conference of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet module dedicated to the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (05.05.2024, Chernivtsi)

On April 5, 2024 Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University hosted a large-scale event – the international conference “Ways to Implement European Values in Ukrainian Education, Science and Sport”. This scientific forum, held within the framework of the European Union’s Erasmus+ Jean Monnet/EVUESS module , was dedicated to the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

The participants were welcomed by the Vice-Rector for Research of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences Andriy SAMILA , who stressed the importance of European values in the modern scientific world.

The event was attended by more than 50 scholars from Romania and Ukrainian higher education institutions, as well as educators, heads of sports federations, physical education teachers, coaches, industry professionals, and students. This diversity of participants underlines the comprehensive interest and commitment to the idea of implementing European values in education, science, and sports in Ukraine.

The opening plenary session featured a fascinating demonstration performance by students of the Faculty of Physical Culture and Human Health under the guidance of Olena MOROZ, Associate Professor, who is the head of the faculty’s cheerleading team.

Among the plenary speakers were:

  • Anna SCHOCH, Secretary of Eurodoc, a researcher from the University of Zurich (Switzerland), shared her experience of introducing European innovations into the academic research environment;
  • Anastasiia SIMAKHOVA, First Deputy Head of the Council of Young Scientists at the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Doctor of Economics, Professor of the Department of Business Analytics and Digital Economy at the National Aviation University, emphasized the importance of digitalization in education and science;
  • Andrii OHNYSTYI, PhD in Physical Education and Sports, Associate Professor at Volodymyr Hnatiuk Ternopil National Pedagogical University, Head of the Regional Branch of the Olympic Academy of Ukraine in Ternopil Region, focused on the development of sports in the regions;
  • Oleksandr TOMENKO, Head of the Department of Theory and Methods of Physical Culture at Sumy State Pedagogical University, named after A.S. Makarenko, Doctor of Science in Physical Education and Sports, Professor, shared his experience of integrating Olympic values into the educational process.

The project participants, Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Yaroslav ZORIY, who presented a report to all those present, and Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Professor Yuriy MOSEYCHUK, shared his vision of the development of physical culture and education in Ukraine, made a significant contribution to the event.

Ihor NAKONECHNYI, Associate Professor and candidate of Psychological Sciences, highlighted psychological aspects in sports, and young scientists Yulia YERMECHUK and Dmytro SHEPA presented their research reflecting the latest trends in physical culture and sports.

The project coordinator, Yaroslav HALAN, Associate Professor, PhD in Physical Education and Sports, stressed the importance of international scientific cooperation for the development of Ukrainian education, science and sports.

All participants of the conference were awarded commemorative certificates confirming their active participation in a significant event aimed at implementing European values in the fields of education, science and sports in Ukraine.

To watch the video report of the conference is available via the link.

Prepared with materials from Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University.


Information about the project:

“Integration of European values into Ukrainian education, science, and sports,” coordinator Yuri Fedkovich Chernivtsi National University; the goal of the project is to study the experience of the EU in the implementation of European values in the field of education, science, and sports, the main results of the module will be: a database with materials about European values in the field of education, science and sports for teaching and research.

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