A Team from the UCU School of Law will Represent Ukraine at the Brown-Mosten International Client Consultation Competition Competition in Dubbine

A Team from the UCU School of Law will Represent Ukraine at the Brown-Mosten International Client Consultation Competition Competition in Dubbine

Last weekend was intense for law students of legal clinics as during February 23-24 the National Client Consultation Competition 2019 took place at the National University of Ostroh Academy. The topic of this year’s competition was “Corruption Crimes and Misdemeanours”.

Eleven teams from various legal clinics and from different cities of Ukraine and universities have participated in the two rounds of semifinals: Lviv – Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and UCU Law School; Kyiv – National Academy of Internal Affairs; Ostroh – National University of Ostroh Academy; Vinnytsia – Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University; Dnipro – Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs; Sumy – Sumy National Agrarian University; Chernivtsi – Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University ; Ternopil – Ternopil National Economic University; Severodonetsk – Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University. The participants were pre-qualified by their video consultations.

The Competition was held for the first time exclusively in English. Three teams of finalists were selected by the results of two previous rounds. They were representatives of legal clinics of the UCU Law School, the National University of Ostroh Academy and the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Students took the first, second and third places respectively.

Participants were evaluated by representatives of the USAID New Justice Program (from the American people), international organizations and missions, the Directorate for Human Rights, Access to Justice and Legal Awareness of  Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the advocates union “Juscutum”, other practices and, of course, the representatives of the Association of Legal Clinics of Ukraine.

The finalists were awarded with diplomas, they also received literature and, the winners – a free subscription for a legal newspaper from Yurinkom-Inter Publishing House. Three finalists were chosen by the advocates union “Juscutum” representative who was also a judge in previous rounds, to gain the possibility of internship in this law-firm.

The winners – Iryna Kania and Yurii Shvab, students of the master’s program at the UCU LAw School – shared their impressions: “We were impressed by the Ostroh Academy. We never could think that there is such a university in such a small town. Students were affable and friendly, they helped us every time. Moreover we would like to add a few words about the organization. Volunteers have done a great job. The rooms were perfectly prepared for the competition. Most of judges were true professionals and gave important and useful advice. Actors have played their roles for all hundred percent. Special thanks to the organizers for such a great work done! We will make every effort to present not only the university, but also Ukraine in the international rounds. Thanks again to everyone! ”

We wish the winners new achievements and success in preparation for the Brown Mosten International Client Consultation Competition, which will held during April 3-6, 2019 in Dublin, Ireland!

We also express our gratitude to the organizers, volunteers and judges who have done the impossible by organizing the Competition without any funding.

Mariia Tsypiashchuk, Communication Development Manager of ALCU and the organizer of the Competition, told about her impressions of the event: “Despite the fact that I have been organizing and coordinating the Competittion for the fifth time and the fourth one on the basis of the Ostroh Academy, this year’s competition is associated with the frase ” for the first time”. For the first time, we organized it without attracting any funds, for the first time – and this was my  long-cherished dream – the Competition was held exclusively in English, for the first time we had so many foreign experts who also were judges and fulfilled the role of clients. yet, for the first time, the cases (the situations with which the participants worked) was developed by an international expert, a professor at the Catholic University of Lublin, an American lawyer, Delaine Swenson. We did not even expect such a positive result when planning this year’s Client Consultation Competition in an updated format”.

So, we invite legal clinics from all over Ukraine to try their hand at next year!

A Competition for Training for Public Advisers Is Announced

A Competition for Training for Public Advisers Is Announced

The International Renaissance Foundation, the Coordination Centre for Legal Aid Provision, the Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation, the Legal Development Network and the Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv organize a competition for training for public advisers.

All those who understand the problems of their community, seek change and are ready to work for this purpose can participate in the selection.

The specialized course will include a series of trainings that address issues of security, decentralization, information and financial literacy, the work of government institutions, resource mobilization, the exercise of rights to education, health care, and qualified professionals.

To become a public adviser and to take part in the competition, you need to register with the link https://cutt.ly/1CpE8

More details on participation can be found at the link and on the Facebook page

http://ulaf.org.ua/shukayemo-aktivnih-gromadyan-konkurs-na-navchannya-dlya-gromadskih-radnikiv-3/

https://www.facebook.com/UkrainianLegalAidFoundation/posts/2103640643091003

OSCE in Ukraine: Vacancies for international experts and not only

OSCE in Ukraine: Vacancies for international experts and not only

International Consultant for Mid-Term Project Evaluation is required for an interim analysis of progress in building up cooperation between Ukraine and Moldova on sustainable and integrated water management in the Dniester basin.

The deadline for submitting applications is February 19th.

Vacancies for residents of Ukraine.

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator works to help Ukrainian institutions better mitigate the risks associated with hazardous chemicals. To enhance this work, Project Assistant is needed.

The deadline for submitting applications is February 24.

Active young professionals are invited to compete for the position of the Intern in “Rule of Law” program. Expected duration of the internship, which will begin in April 2019 is 6 months.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 3.

The second competitive selection of participants of “Training for Trainers” on “Soft skills development in a work with vulnerable groups of clients of the FLA system” is announced

The second competitive selection of participants of “Training for Trainers” on “Soft skills development in a work with vulnerable groups of clients of the FLA system” is announced

The Legal Aid Coordination Center in partnership with the project “Affordable and Qualitative Legal Aid in Ukraine” announces the second selection of participants of “Training for Trainers” (TT) on “Soft skills development in a work with vulnerable groups of clients of the FLA system”.

The selected participants will have three-day training for trainers. As a result, they will hold a two-day training “Soft skills development in a work with vulnerable groups of clients of the FLA system” in legal clubs PRAVOKATOR   for lawyers and employees of the SFLA centers involved in the provision of legal aid in all regions of Ukraine.

The conditions for participation and the requirements for candidates can be found at the link.

Victor Pinchuk Foundation will host the 3 rd Ukrainian Lunch during the Munich Conference on Security

Victor Pinchuk Foundation will host the 3 rd Ukrainian Lunch during the Munich Conference on Security

On February 16, 2019, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and the Yalta European Strategy (YES) will host the 3 rd Ukrainian Lunch in Munich atitled “Ukraine 2019 – A Future Choice” organized on the occasion of the Munich Conference. The event will be devoted to discussing Ukraine’s security issues and its implications for Europe and the world order. The discussion will be attended by world and Ukrainian leaders.

Watch the live broadcast of the event at the link.

All details on the site.

Round Table “Language of Education as an Instrument of Integration into Society” will Take Place in Kyiv

Round Table “Language of Education as an Instrument of Integration into Society” will Take Place in Kyiv

At the event, the results of sociological surveys conducted in the Chernivtsi, Zakarpattia and Odessa regions as a part of the project “Promoting Reforms in the Regions” will be made public. As well as representatives of the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting will give their recommendations for educational policy.

Two issues will be discussed during the round table:

  1. Teaching by minority languages ​​in schools is preservation of a national identity or barrier to integration into Ukrainian society?
  2. What are the problems with the implementation of Art. 7 of the Law on Education and the ways of their solution?

The event will be held on Monday, February 18, 2019 in the conference hall of the hotel “ALFAVITO-Kyiv” (Kyiv, Predslavinskaya st. 35D) and will last from 10:00 to 12:00. Registration of participants will begin at 09:30.

Registration for participation is obligatory.

The event is carrying out a project of Promoting Reforms in the regions implemented by the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting and “European Law” with the assistance of the European Union and the International Renaissance Foundation.

All details on the site, as well as on the Facebook event page.

Free Course “Countering and Preventing Bullying (Harassment) in Educational Institutions”

Free Course “Countering and Preventing Bullying (Harassment) in Educational Institutions”

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation, has prepared a free on-line course “Countering and preventing bullying (harassment) in educational institutions”. The video lectures will be available on the educational platform Prometheus since March. Registration is currently underway.

More information on Facebook.

New opportunities for attorneys from the Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation

New opportunities for attorneys from the Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation

Ukrainian Legal Aid Foundation announces the competition for the selection of expert attorneys which will be involved into an expert-legal analysis of criminal proceedings, in which secondary law aid has been provided by lawyers for free is holding.

You can submit applications by 20.02.2019. The application form consists of a questionnaire, a motivational letter, recommendations (if there were any) and copies of documents confirming the high level of qualification. They should be sent by the organizers’ e-mail (commission.ela@gmail.com). On the basis of this participants for the second stage of the competition will be selected. It will takes place in the format of the interview on February 28, 2019 – March 6, 2019 in Kyiv.

More information on the site or on Facebook.

A set for a scholarship program for studying abroad “Vsesvitni Studiyi”

A set for a scholarship program for studying abroad “Vsesvitni Studiyi”

Great opportunity for those who want to study abroad!

A set for a scholarship program for studying abroad “Vsesvitni Studiyi” (“Universal Studies”)

Great opportunity for those who want to study abroad!

Applicants may submit the documents from February 1 to May 15 on the site http://worldwidestudies.org/. Those who wish to apply have to comply with following requirements:

  • to be citizens of Ukraine under the age of 35 at the time of admission to the university;
  • have a Bachelor’s degree, or higher, in the specialty required by the selected foreign university and the master’s program of this university;
  • to be enrolled (with documentary confirmation) as a student of the selected master’s program of the foreign university and ready to start to study in the fall of 2019;
  • have a clear plan for applying the acquired knowledge and skills in Ukraine;
  • have a firm intention to work in Ukraine on a specialty.

Grants from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation will cover tuition fees at the university, textbooks and health insurance. However, the amount is set on a case-by-case basis.

The International Renaissance Foundation invites to a regional conference “Myths and Facts of Eurointegration: Where to Find Opportunities?”

The International Renaissance Foundation invites to a regional conference “Myths and Facts of Eurointegration: Where to Find Opportunities?”

The International Renaissance Foundation invites to a regional conference “Myths and Facts of Eurointegration: Where to Find Opportunities?”

Regional Conference “Myths and Facts of European Integration: Where to Find Opportunities?” will take place on February 11, 2019 in Khmelnytskyi. The event will be attended by experts on cooperation with the EU, public activists. Entrepreneurs, educators and mass media representatives will take part in the discussion.

You need to fill in the Google form for participation beforehand

More information on the site and Facebook page.

 

The regional conference is supported by the project Civil Synergy, funded by the European Union and implemented by the International Renaissance Foundation.

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