Day 1 (17 September)
The Day 1 (17 September) of the Workshop was opened by Roman Kalytchak, its organizer and the LEAP Coordinator at
Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and Başak Alpan, the LEAP Jean Monnet Network Coordinator (Middle East
Technical University, Turkey). They briefly introduced the LEAP Project to all the attendants, both having
acknowledged the importance of educational component of the project and underlined key challenges the EU Studies
face at ‘the periphery’ nowadays.
Special guest speakers representing two Jean Monnet Networks were invited to offer their perspectives on the
development of EU Studies in Eastern Europe and South Caucasus: Gabriela Pascariu from Alexandru Ioan Cuza
University of Iasi (Romania) and Andrey Makarychev, from the University of Tartu (Estonia). Gabriela Pascariu
highlighted main accomplishments and challenges of Jean Monnet Network: European Union and its neighbourhood.
Network for enhancing EU’s actorness in the eastern borderlands (2017-2020). Andrey Makarychev reported on the
European Studies and EU's Post-liberal Governmentality, reflecting on the outcomes of Jean Monnet Network for
Developing European Studies in the Caucasus (2015-2018).
George-Vadim Tiugea from University of Bucharest (Romania) in his paper Teaching and Learning Europe at the
Periphery: A Romanian Perspective focused on the meaning of Europe “as an intellectual concept translated into
pervasive reality” and argued that it should be learnt from different perspectives. Anar Valiyev, Jean Monnet
Chair from ADA University (Azerbaijan), addressed main contemporary peculiarities of the European Union Studies
in Azerbaijan. Ebru Turhan and Rahime Suleymanoglu from the Turkish-German University summarized the results of
their research Mapping EU-Turkey Studies, having stressed upon some theoretical, methodological and thematic
evolution aspects. The reflections on Teaching European Integration in Georgia were presented by Tamar Todria
from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia).
Anna Slavko (Jean Monnet Module) from Sumy State University (Ukraine) having presented her paper European Values
in Education (Pluralism, Equality and Non-Discrimination) discussed main difficulties and challenges which the
Ukrainian educational institutions have still been facing in their pursuit to conform to European values. The
group of Ukrainian academics Olena Tupakhina, Stanislav Cherkasov, Oleksandra Nikolova (Jean Monnet Module) from
Zaporizhzhia National University shared their experience on Teaching European Values through Experiential
Learning and elaborated on some of their researches’ outcomes. Erik Gunnar from Hemming Åland University of
Applied Sciences (Finland) in his report on Centre-periphery Dynamics in Europe defined the notion of periphery
and discussed the metaphors based on Bloom’s taxonomy and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs as useful tools for
teaching European integration and segregation.
How to deal with the EU: interpretivism in case study teaching – the paper presented by Kateřina Kočí, Markéta
Votoupalová (University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic) examines in-depth the case study method of
teaching and learning Europe through the lenses of interpretivist paradigm. By employing a survey and
semi-structured interviews with Czech academics and university teachers, the authors try to examine the type of
case studies and the extent to which they are applied as a learning method. Lucia Boschetti from University
"Aldo Moro" – Bari (Italy) revealed the results of her extensive study of the representations of Europe in
history textbooks with regards to Italian lower secondary school. Her paper Teaching European integration in
Italian upper secondary schools: the representations of EU in Textbooks examines the place of European
integration in Italian formal curricula from 1960 until today and its implementation in the curricula as it has
been perceived by textbooks’ authors and teachers. Svitlana Batsyukova from Kyiv (Ukraine) informed all the
Workshop’s participants about the project “EU lessons for secondary schools of Ukraine” and highlighted its
basic outcomes in her paper Learning EU at School – Requirement of the Time or Investments into the Future?
Maryna Pichugina and Lina Artemenko (Jean Monnet Module) from Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine)
in their presentation Teaching and Learning European business models discussed specifics of EU Studies in
business educational institutions in Ukraine.
Day 2 (18 September)
Tal Hasdai-Rippa from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (Israel) presented his research Europe Day: How Soft
Power Can Teach «Europeanness» in Georgia and Ukraine, aiming at deepening the discourse on 'Europe Day' as part
of the process of promoting the EU’s interests on its Eastern boundaries. In his presentation Challenges in
Teaching European Union Law Cenap Çakmak from Anadolu University (Turkey) addressed main complexities in
teaching EU Law, having shared his own experience and reflected on the Turkish context. Viktor Ladychenko and
Liudmyla Golovko (Jean Monnet Chair) from National University of Life and Environmental Sciences (Ukraine)
analyzed The Relevance of the Study of EU Environmental Policy and Law in Higher Education Institutions.
Challenges and Problems in the Training of Judges in Serbia in the Framework of Harmonization of Legislation
with EU Acquis were examined by Vladimir Medović and Jelena Vapa Tankosić (Jean Monnet Module) from University
Business Academy Novi Sad (Serbia).
Erhan Akdemir from Anadolu University (Turkey) reflected on his university’s experience in Teaching and Learning
Europe in Open and Distance Education. Sergiy Kyrylenko (Jean Monnet Module), having represented Medical
Institute of Sumy State University (Ukraine), addressed key issues and problems connected with the ongoing
process of bringing the Ukrainian higher medical education system to the EU standards. Igor Yakymenko, Oksana
Salavor and Evgeniy Shapovalov (Project Jean Monnet Support of Associations) from National University of Food
Technologies (Ukraine) focused on the key aims of their project Enhancing European Union Studies and Research on
Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth in Ukrainian Universities and revealed their priority activities within
The LEAP Workshop “Teaching and Learning Europe” served as an excellent academic venue for examination and
discussion the state of EU Studies in different national settings. All participants acknowledged potential
opportunities for cooperation in the framework of the LEAP Project and noted the essential role of communication
in forging future partnerships.