Round-table “Is there a place for Europeanisation interdisciplinary studies in Ukraine?”

The Jean Monnet Module roundtable took place on 16 of October 2014 within the framework of the VIII Congress of the Ukrainian Association of European Studies “Modern Challenges of Teaching and Research of European Studies”. The event was attended by 56 participants from Kyiv, Odesa, Vinnitsa, Kirovograd, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Lviv, and Poltava. LINK

The speakers for round-table included:

  • Tatiana Kyselova, Jean Monnet Module leader, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • Roman Petrov, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law, Head of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • Maxym Yakovlev, Associate Professor, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • Volodymyr Streltsov, Professor of Law and European Integration, Kharkiv Regional Institute of Public Administration
  • Margaryta Chabanna, Director of the PhD School, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
  • Olexandr Shnyrkov, Jean Monnet Chair, Institute of International Relations, Taras Shevchenko National University

The key speaker of the roundtable – Dr. Tatiana Kyselova - presented the Jean Monnet Module in Interdisciplinary Europeanisation Studies and discussed how the module and associated activities would address the problem of interdisciplinarity in Ukrainian academia. Tatiana has conducted a short survey of the Congress participants to identify the interest of scholars outside the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy to take part in Jean Monnet distance-learning course on Interdisciplinary Europeanisation Studies.

In conclusion, participants of the round-table highlighted the lack of interdisciplinary approaches in Ukrainian academia and invited Ukrainian scholars to take part in the dialogue to identify institutional, cultural and methodological problems currently faced by the researchers attempting at interdisciplinary research.