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.

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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.

International Conference “Improving the Future: Using Clinical Legal Education to educate Lawyers for a Just Society”

International Conference “Improving the Future: Using Clinical Legal Education to educate Lawyers for a Just Society”

European Network for Clinical Legal Education (ENCLE), in cooperation with the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education (IJCLE), organizes the 7th annual conference, entitled “Improving the Future: using Clinical Legal Education to educate Lawyers for a Just Society”.

The event will be held on July 2-5 at the Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia). Details here. 

You can also find more information on the site of the ENCLE.

Opening of the Sculpture to the International Day against Torture

Opening of the Sculpture to the International Day against Torture

Torture is completely forbidden under any circumstances, but they are still used in Ukraine. Each year, Ukrainian courts consider no more than 10 cases under the article of the Criminal Code “torture”. Despite that fact that last year more than 2,000 people sought medical treatment, they complained about the beating at the police. Torture is widespread throughout the whole country, and especially in the conflict zone.

On June 26, 2018 at 16:00 on the International Day for the Prevention of Torture on Michael’s Square in Kyiv, human rights activists will hold a public action, and also will present a sculpture dedicated to the issue of torture. The moveable art object has to symbolize the destructive power of torture and the harm they inflict on victims and society as a whole.

 

The exhibition of sculptures will last until July 9th.

 

Speakers:

Tetyana Pechonchik, Head of the Human Rights Information Center

Yuri Belousov, Executive Director of the Human Rights Expert Center

Mykola Hnatovskyi, President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture

Marina Gomenyuk, Program Officer, NGO “Ukraine without Torture”

and others

 

The author of the idea: Anya Shcherbyna

Organizers: Center for Human Rights, Human Rights Expert Center with the support of the International Renaissance Foundation.

 

Contact person – Margarita Tarasova, 093 977 53 13, mt@humanrights.org.ua

Recruitment on the Training Course “Human Rights-based Approach in the Development and Implementation of Local and Regional Development Projects and Programs”

Recruitment on the Training Course “Human Rights-based Approach in the Development and Implementation of Local and Regional Development Projects and Programs”

A three-day human rights-based training for civil servants and representatives of the public sector is held by the MART public organization on the initiative of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine in the framework of democratic governance projects that are implemented by the United Nations Development Program in Ukraine with the financial support of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Purpose of the training course: To form the basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills in applying the human rights-based approach to the implementation of projects and programs of local and regional development in participants .

Invited to participate:

1) representatives of bodies of state authority, bodies of local self-government, responsible for planning of local development programs, or representatives of legal services of relevant bodies,

2) leaders and activists of civil society institutions, and

3) employees of other organizations involved in working with authorities in the analysis, planning, development, implementation and monitoring of local development programs.

 

The organizers will select the participants of the training on the basis of the open competition and will form joint groups of representatives of the authorities and the public sector (25 persons for each training).

Training courses will be held:

In Lviv – July 4-6, 2018 for participants from: Ternopil, Volyn, Zacarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv Regions.

In Vinnytsya – July 11-13, 2018 for participants from: Khmelnytsky, Vinnytsya, Zhytomyr, Rivne, Chernivts Regionsi.

In Odessa, on July 18-20, 2018, for participants from: Nikolaev, Zaporozhye, Kirovograd, Odessa, Kherson Regions.

In Kyiv, on July 25-27, 2018, for participants from: Kyiv and Kyiv Region, Poltava, Cherkasy, Chernihiv Regions.

In the city of Dnipro – August 1-3, 2018 for participants from: Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Lugansk, Sumy Regions.

The training program will cover three thematic modules:

 

  1. Human rights and development.

How are human rights related to the development of the community? Modern Human Rights Concept. National mechanisms for the protection of human rights.

  1. An approach based on human rights, its essence, purpose and basis.

Principles of a human rights-based approach. An approach as a basis for building local policies, development programs and as a tool to prevent discrimination. Provision of participation of vulnerable groups of the population.

  1. Strategy and planning of local projects and programs using a human rights-based approach.

Using a human rights-based approach at the stage of implementation of projects and programs, monitoring their implementation and evaluating the results. The role of cooperation between authorities and civil society organizations in achieving positive change and ensuring sustainable community development on the basis of a human rights-based approach.

 

As a result of the training, participants will learn how to develop ideas for local development projects and programs, taking into account the principles of an approach based on human rights.

During the training course participants are provided with food and accommodation. Travel costs are covered by the organizers in the case of presence of originals of travel documents of the established form.

 

TO APPLY

The deadline for filing applications is 23:59 on June 18, 2018.

Participants will be notified on the results of the competition on June 26, 2018.

 

Contact person: Mykola Smirnov eti.ua@undp.org.

The organizational details of the training will be announced on an individual basis upon completion of the competition.

Selection of Ombudsmen and Ombudswomen for Election Rights

Selection of Ombudsmen and Ombudswomen for Election Rights

Do you care about the issue of the fairness and transparency of the elections? Do you care whether violators of the electoral law will be punished? Do you want to help to protect the elections? OPORA Civic Network is looking for Ombudsmen for Election Rights!

At first, these people will take special training course at a modern university in Lviv and will actually acquire a new profession, and they will have a lot of interesting work in their region in 2019-2020 .

All about public ombudsmen and about their future activity: http://bit.ly/ombudsmen

More info here.

The project is implemented with the financial support of the European Union. The contents of this project are the sole responsibility of the OPORA Civic Network and under in any event cannot be considered as reflecting the position of the European Union.

Volunteering at the festival “I HAVE A RIGHT!”

Volunteering at the festival “I HAVE A RIGHT!”

Recruitment of volunteers announced! The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, together with the Main Territorial Department of Justice in Kyiv, the Kyiv City State Administration and the Coordination Center for Legal Aid, organizes the festival “I HAVE A RIGHT!”

More about the event: it is a large law-enforcement event organized by the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine for the International Children’s Day. This is a real holiday for children and adults, during which you can get useful information about protection and exercising your rights, find out answers to the most interesting for you legal issues.

Event organizers invite volunteers to participate in this event. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in organizing large events, as well as many positive emotions, new acquaintances and useful knowledge and life-hacks!

Here is the event program:

  • More than 15 locations for children and adults
  • Quests, games on legal issues
  • Master classes
  • Legal quizzes
  • Free legal advice
  • Lectures on the rights of the child
  • Movies under the open sky
  • Flash mob

Questionnaire for the volunteer of the festival “I HAVE A RIGHT!”

 

The event is being held with the support of the American people, provided through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) within the framework of the “New Justice” Program.

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