The implementation of the project Jean Monnet Module SCEGES in the National Pedagogical Dragomanov University created a strong interest in the EU and constitutes the basis for future poles of European knowledge in a quite large audience, promoted the EU issue students who do not study specifically on European issues.
The core activities SCEGES - teaching the main module "Community Development: European Studies", conducting seminars and workshops not only for students but also for educators and community members, organizing the international round-tables on actual topics for education and governance, conducting international web conferences for better cooperation and best practice exchange with other universities, which are taken place in various Erasmus projects. Seminar "Social Cohesion in Governance: European Practices" and both seminars "Social Cohesion in Education: European Studies" were practically oriented and used recent achievements and technologies. Development of the distance learning course "The EU Cohesion Policy for Ukrainian Civil Society Development" and its placement at the cloud dimension of NPDU extended the module to wider audience. This distance course will be the starting point of the digital space of EU Studies Centre in NPDU. Lectures, seminars and events of the project were designed to provide practical knowledge and skills for students, educators and other participants to use in their professional life. The training “The EU Social Cohesion Policy for Ukraine” promoted discussion and reflection on EU issues, including understanding the concept of Europe and the nature of European integration, its fundamental principles, Ukrainian opportunities to implement the European experience via discussion, learning of theoretical materials and practical tools. Also, the internal EU expert held 2 webinars on the actual topics of European Studies, social cohesion policy and shared EU best practice of implementation of European principles and standards, records at the .
The project also included study visits of teachers to the Spanish and British universities in order to raise the awareness in the EU social cohesion in education and community development, to learn from the best practice, benefit from the exchange of ideas, enable them to formulate relevant recommendations for Ukraine. All results of study visits have been implemented in teaching activities and local community development practices. Study visits also helped teachers develop students’ professional skills as a result of improvement curriculum modules.
The methodology of the project also has been improved by 1 scientific research with the results published in 13 academic papers, 5 theses of the conference, 1 part of monograph, 1 Training didactic material (300 e-copies, 100 printed extra). During the project realization, the existing teaching and research methodologies have been improved and presented not only to the local but international academic community (2 international Congress, 5 international conferences and roundtables). The additional results of the project: module components were delivered to wider audience not only masters but bachelors, post-graduates and educators. The project has been oriented on to the promotion of EU Values in education and governance, provided of 3 connected by EU values events – international dissemination web conference on social cohesion development in education, international round-table debates re. best EU practices of social cohesion development, 2 conference on actual themes for European integration and round table re. challenges for education; 1 training for educators from the higher institution on the topic of social cohesion in education, 3 workshops on social cohesion in education topics, presentations of the project results at the 5 local and 4 internal NPDU conferences and 1 international Conference. Cooperation with other EU programs as British Council "Active Citizens”, Association4U, UNDP, EU4U, USAID (DOBRE) sufficiently improved the quality of the project. Mutual cooperation of international Jean Monnet team leaders was very effective and made a great impact on the implementation, dissemination and further sustainability of the project SCEGES.
The total amount of participants is more than 3500, among them - 507 students of planned teachings.