Ostroh Academy Opened the Information Center of the European Union
Today at the National University of Ostroh Academy there was the opening of the EU Information Centre — the 20st in Ukraine and the single one in Rivne and Khmelnytsky regions. The purpose of the Center is to disseminate information about the European Union and its politics, to aid the universities and research centers, to promote students’ participation in debates on European issues, obtaining scholarships, etc.
«Ostroh Academy itself expressed a desire to establish such an Information Center. We always try to support such initiatives. This means that the university has already got a vision for the development of European Studies. This center has to become a kind of a discussion club on European integration, where students could create an interesting academic platform for sharing experiences, new projects, which could be granted by money investment of the EU. Now it is necessary to strengthen this enthusiasm by implementation of specific measures»,
According to the newly elected head of the EU Information Centre in Ostroh Academy, candidate of political sciences, associate professor Andriy Rybak, Ostroh Academy should continue the mission begun in the 16th century by its predecessor — the Ostroh Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy. This is the maximum adaptation of Ukrainian society with European values. Thus creating the EU Information Centre at the university, in his opinion, is a helpful thing in a way of approaching Rivne and Khmelnytsky regions to Europe.
Also on September 30 — October 4, in Ostroh Academy the 13th School of European Studies of the EU Delegation (EU Study Days in Ukraine) takes place. The initiative aims to provide students and graduates of Ukrainian universities with the deeper and broader knowledge of the main features of the current European Union and the relations between Ukraine and the EU.
In addition, tomorrow the students will have a possibility to visit literary and informational event «Book Eurotoloka» that involves communication with writer Sofia Andrukhovych and presentation of her book «Felix Austria», which received three awards in 2014, including the «Book of the Year BBC». Also tomorrow the Book Fair will be organized by the Old Lion Publishing House, including a competition «The Book that Changed Europe», where contestants in a dialogue mode during five minutes will have to express their ideas about which book changed Europe and why.
By the way, all the events in Ostroh Academy are being held within the framework of the information campaign «Let’s Build Europe in Ukraine». These are the series of awareness-raising events (street actions, exhibitions, seminars, trainings, round tables), the EU Delegation presents in different cities of Ukraine. The purpose of the campaign is to spread European values and to raise an awareness of Ukrainians on the development of relations between Ukraine and the EU.