Igor Tsependa, rector of the Precarpathian University, took part in the work of the XIII European-Ukrainian forum in the Polish city Zheshuv. The representatives of the authorities, some local governments, universities, public organizations, businessmen met for the 13-th time in order to discuss the most important issues of relations between Ukraine and European countries in the spheres of politics, economy, security and education.
During the discussion at the XIII European-Ukrainian forum “Strategic Partnership of Poland and Ukraine. Slogan or Reality?” rector Ihor Tsependa focused on the need to conduct a permanent dialogue at all levels of relations: from the dialogue at the highest level to a dialogue at the regional level, especially between the youth of the two countries. That is why the Precarpathian University actively cooperates in programs with the University of Warsaw and other Polish partner universities for many years, through which Ukrainian students are integrated into the student environment of Europe. Construction of the International Meeting Center for Young People of Ukraine and Poland in Mykulychyn is a vivid example of what the Precarpathian University is doing for European perspectives. This is unprecedented case, when the Ukrainian government financed the project (almost 6 million euros) and named it the Center for Polish-UkrainianYouth’s Meetings.
The International Centre for Youth’s meetings and other programs of the Precarpathian University, which improve the cooperation between young people of Ukraine and European countries, were also discussed during another panel of the Forum “Shaping the Future – Strengthening Ties. Youth Cooperation in Europe“.
Rector of the Precarpathian University told the colleagues from different countries that he is convinced of the positive perspectives that are provided, in particular, by joint master’s programs. He also noted the positive influence of European foundations that grant scholarships to the best students of the Precarpathian University, motivating them to study well in Ukraine.