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Project activities and their results are structured in four groups:

    1. New institutional structures having a dialogue in the field of European Studies - Creation-development of centres in the field of European Studies. (Foundation of the Centre for European Studies from Chernivski and providing necessary conditions for the Centre for European Studies in Chisinau, equipment, creating web sites of the two centres, Workshop for opening the Centre for European Studies in Chisinau) aims to create (or develop) institutionalized structures in the two partner universities, similar to those of UAIC, to develop the European dimension of education and training in the partner universities.

    2. Cross border educational exchanges in developing the professional competences in the field of tertiary education and European studies researches - The program will represent the first experience of cross border cooperation between the partner university centres, in promoting some different formulas of partnership for developing the potential of education, professional training and research, in the field of European studies in the 3 universities. Three basic components will be focused on: competences and know-how transfer through teaching mobility; competences and know-how transfer through common research activity for the young researchers and competences and know-how transfer in in-service programs in the continuous learning system. The target groups are: the professors and researchers from the three universities, students in the master and PhD programs; complementarily, we will attract professional groups of specific interest in the on-line application within the in-service program.

    3. Dialogue between peoples and culture. East European cross border actors in the dialogue (Workshop series in Romania, Republic of Moldavia and Ukraine, a Cross border EURO Conference, essay competition “My European dream”), aims to open up dialogue between cultures and share common values, understanding the place and role of each nation in the European cultural space, promoting tolerance and coexistence among peoples across borders.

    4. Youth in Action for a Durable Europe (A campaign of awareness and promotion of environmental practices in production and consumption behaviour, organizing of an annual summer school, the Campaign “A clean park in my city”) aims to inform target groups on the need for a clean, unpolluted environment.

The partners will engage in many joint activities with significant cross-border character, which will be provided either by unified thematic organization or joint plan of actions undertaken and / or flows of moderators / participants / lecturers or common training modules such as:

  • 3 series of work-shops: European identity and cultural diversity at the eastern border of the EU; Youth and the religious factor, tolerance and laicism. The dialogue in the European context; Human rights and fundamental freedom in construction of a sustainable democracy in Europe;

  • The “Cross border EURO CONFERENCE “Dialogue between peoples and culture. East European cross border actors in the dialogue”; the essay contests “My European Dream”

  • The campaign of promoting ecological activities in the production and consume behaviour;

  • The campaign “A Clean Park for My City”

  • The annual summer school “Cross-border cooperation in prevention the deterioration of the environment. New challenges for the new generation”;

The cross-border impact lies on: improving skills of target groups in the field of European studies, the development of competitive capacity of tertiary education systems in the concerned regions by providing the necessary specialists with necessary training imposed by the European competitive environment; creating the base for providing mobility workforce; creating educational base and professional skills for shaping Euroregions and activation of the feeling of belonging to Europe.

The Joint Operational Programme Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova 2007-2013 is financed by the European Union through the European Neighborhood and Partnership Instrument and co-financed by the participating countries in the programme.

This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union or ofthe Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova Joint Operational Programme 2007-2013 management structures.