Acquaintance with Lublin: Communication, Cooperation, Media
November 01, 2018
The delegation of students and lecturers of the Faculty of International Relations and the Department of Journalism of the National University of Ostroh Academy recently took part in an exchange project that took place in Lublin, Republic of Poland. The project was aimed at developing journalism competencies.
The project, aimed at developing of the competence of youth in the field of journalism as a platform for cooperation between the two countries, has helped to change participants’ directives, destroy myths and, most importantly, establish communication with Polish students of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin.
The conference, attended by Ukrainian and Polish students, was open to participation. There were presentation of the student magazine “Coś Nowego” and media platform “Passion TV”, acquaintance and exchange of experience. The Ukrainian and Polish delegations once again proved in a joint conversation that communication is a two-way process, and language is not a barrier to understanding each other.
An interesting language practice became for us the opportunity to listen to lectures of рrof. Michał Wyrostkiewicz, who spoke about the importance of such simple elements as the title letter in the texts and the new media in journalism.
A vivid memory is the tour to the Polish channel TVP3. As far as the election campaign in Poland is under way, it has been especially interesting for future journalists to look behind the scenes of the media.
The most emotional time of the project has become a trip to the former concentration camp Majdanek, where people got an opportunity to understand all the tragedy horror of the Second World War. Renovated premises, excursions, groups of tourists from different countries and exhibits of that time left no one indifferent.
Lublin is a comfortable for life student town. Here you will find elements of urban context and Old City buildings similar to Ukrainian Lwiw, as well as a feeling of pleasure when no one is in hurry.
During these days, the team of the Ostroh Academy had the opportunity to plunge into another city and get acquainted with its culture. The work on scientific papers within the framework of the project, which later will be included in the joint collection of scientific articles, has turned out to be a great output.
The second part of the project was the arrival of Polish participants to the Ostroh Academy. The program of their visit consisted of interesting excursions, meetings and lectures from the professors of our University. The joint Ukrainian-Polish conference became the last stage of the project. Ukrainian students talked about the Ostroh Academy, studying and cultural life of the town.
On behalf of the participants, I express our sincere appreciation to the organizers of the project – The Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, the National University of Ostroh Academy, the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and the Ukrainian-Polish Council of Youth Exchange.