“Norman Format” Negotiation Model in the Ostroh Academy
December 07, 2018
On December 6, the National University of Ostroh Academy hosted a negotiation model. The organizers of the event were members of the discussion club "Foreign Policy Club" and the curator of the club Associate Professor of the Faculty of International Relations Nataliia Konopka.
The event began with speeches by experts. The Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Relations Professor Alla Atamanenko highlighted the ethnopolitical aspect of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict. The report of Professor Oleksandr Tsvietkov, a well-known diplomat-practitioner who repeatedly participated in security missions in Transnistria, Georgia and other countries, in the work of the Ukrainian-Russian intergovernmental commission. He consistently headed several units of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Department of the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Oleksandr Tsvietkov was the Consul General of Ukraine in Edinburgh and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Norway. Statements of the speakers caused a number of questions and a lively discussion.
Subsequently, the participants of the model held a meeting in the “Norman format”, during which students from different faculties tried themselves as advisers, foreign ministers and leaders of states, discussing the Ukrainian-Russian conflict and ways of resolving it. The result of the discussion was the solemn signing of the Declaration, which outlined the main ideas about the possibilities of resolving the Russian-Ukrainian confrontation. The solemn signing of the Declaration, which outlined the main ideas about the possibilities of resolving the Ukrainian-Russian confrontation, became the result of the discussion.
“The “Norman format” model is a unique opportunity for students to test their communicative and diplomatic skills. Such measures help to try yourself in the shoes of heads of states, ministers, advisers, and realize the complexity of the negotiation process. It was a great experience that promoted the development of analytical thinking and team-working skills.” shares the impressions of the event participant the Head of the Student Brotherhood of the National University of Ostroh Academy Bohdan Mykhalchuk.