PARTICIPATION CALL IS OPEN FOR THE UKRAINIAN APPLICANTS!
Please find School Prerequisites and Application Details below.
Deadline for the Ukrainian applicants - 1 June 2015
DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS IS EXTENDED
THROUGH 10 MAY 2015!
HISTORICITY AND POST-REVOLUTION – A JOURNALISTIC RETROSPECTIVE
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA)
ON THE MAIDAN-MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY
SUMMER SCHOOL FOR INTERNATIONAL AND UKRAINIAN STUDENTS
19 July - 5 August 2015
(Sunday arrival / Tuesday departure)
Summer School Team:
Dariya ORLOVA, Kyiv-Mohya School of Journalism
Johann ZAJACZKOWSKI, Lecturer of the Robert-Bosch-Foundation
Larysa CHOVNYUK, Head of the NaUKMA International Office
Olga FEDOTKINA, NaUKMA International Office
International applicants: 1 May 2015 (EXTENDED through 10 May 2015)
Ukrainian applicants: 1 June 2015
The protest movement on the Maidan, being triggered by the unexpected renunciation of the Association-Agreement between Ukraine and the EU in November 2013, growing to a revolutionary mass-movement due to the massive use of state violence and radicalizing itself after the deadly shootings in February that caused the dead of nearly 100 people, seemed to have reached their main aim after the escape of Victor Yanukovych: The removal of an unwanted President, who many saw as the archetype symbol for the abuse of the state-apparatus for his personal enrichment as nobody else.
The presidential elections in May 2014 passed off in a free and fair manner. Nonetheless, the country has to deal with big challenges, not to mention the threat of losing its own statehood: The annexation of Crimea, the hybrid warfare in the east and the question of the possibilities and limitations of a fundamental transformation of the political system even nowadays lead to a hesitative reaction of some of the political observers due to the question of the success of the Revolution of Dignity. This situation is aggravated by the fact that not everybody shares the ideas and aims of the Revolution. The first two revolutions of the Ukraine (1991 and 2004) also did not ground on widely shared belief-systems and ideas about the future of the country. So nearly two years after the beginning of the revolution the following question needs to be posed: What happened with the ideas of the Revolution of Dignity? The Revolution will be the point of departure, since it paved the way to very diverse developments all over the country, ranging from readjustments in the balance-of-power of the oligarch system of quasi-governance to a massive warfare in the Donbass-region in the east.
This is the 4th this type of the Summer School NaUKMA is organizing. A lot has changed in the country for the last year, and we also decided to change our approach to the school - we realized that it is necessary to start talking with Ukraine, not only about Ukraine. Therefore, this Summer School will be the first one to invite Ukrainian students as full participants.
The second our conclusion is that the Summer School needs to take our participants to different regions of Ukraine. Therefore, both the Ukrainian and the international participants are going to multiple-day research trips apart from Kyiv, to the towns of Mykolaiv, south of Ukraine and Rivne, west of Ukraine as a search for first signs of a historization of the Revolution of Dignity. They will take a look at the reception and evaluation of the Revolution in different parts of the country, as well as the question if the expectations linked to the Revolution came true up to now.
- dedicated Students with an educational background in broadly understood Humanities or Social Sciences, with basic theoretical or practical interest about Eastern European Countries in general or about Ukraine in particular
- young next-generation journalists
- people engaged in civil society
- students of social sciences, international relations, humanities, journalism who are interested in coming together with international students and willing to contribute to the Summer School with their knowledge and their intimate expertise on the subjective perceptions regarding the developments in the country since the Revolution of Dignity.
- strong knowledge of English is absolutely required
Since academic knowledge alone is of no great value, Summer School follows the dualistic content and combines theoretical and practical elements.
It is divided into four parts.
1. Part: Basic knowledge
The first part tends to impart political knowledge that is relevant to the subject of the school:
Which impediments and problems challenge the transformation of the political system of the Ukraine?
Which impact did the former revolutions had on the country? To what extend are the developments in Ukraine influenced by its history?
In this part, a catch-up on the developments since the Revolution of Dignity cannot be missing.
This part of the School program will coordinated by Mychailo Wynnyckyj, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Kyiv-MohylaBusinessSchool
Apart from this rather classical and seminar-style transfer of knowledge the participants will also receive illustrative knowledge
in panel discussions with activists, students, teachers from the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy as well as other participants of the Revolution of Dignity.
This will be the topical point of departure, providing a Kyiv-based view on the revolution. Moreover, there will be a guided tour to the Maidan and some more.
2. Part: Practical knowledge and preparation for the research trip
The second part is all about media, organized Mohyla School of Journalism.
The participants are intended to critically reflect the media coverage of their own country and provide a media analysis. This will be conducted in small workshops to diverse sub-topics, together with Ukrainian media-researchers and sociologists as well as activists (stop-fake.org etc.). Moreover, the participants will get an insight into the art of journalism in this part and perform the necessary preparation for the upcoming research trip in the regions: what makes a report a good report, what is to be thought of during interviews with interpreters as well as the more organizational aspects: hedging of the research topic, preparation of the interviews, contact to the universities in the regions and so on. Participants will be expected to work on the group or individual project, upon their decision.
3. Part: Research Trip
The research trip will take place in the third part. Rivne will
represent the western part of the country, and Mykolaiv the southern
part of Ukraine. The participants are divided into 2 groups (the question about the desired destination will appear in the application form.
If there will be more participants to one destination, than another, school organizers will arrange the proportional division.
Changes of the research trip destination will be possible only under the situation of interchange with other school participant)
and travel together into the cities mentioned above. During the project-planning, their task is to prepare the research trips
(selection of the participating students, preparation of the interview appointments, topical research and so on).
During the trip, the Ukrainian participants will act as guides and interpreters and are going to provide
first-hand knowledge due to the research topic.
4. Part: Writing Workshop and Synthesis
After the return of the participants to Kyiv, it is time for the last part of the Summer School – under the framework of a writing workshop the results of the research trip are gathered, compared, matched with one another, extended, discussed and finally transferred into different formats (report, interview, experience-report and so on). On the final day of the School the participants will present
Day-by-day Summer School
19 July - arrival of the School participants
20-22 July - basic knowledge politics and history (diverse NaUKMA faculty)
23-25 July - practical knowledge and preparation (Mohyla School of Journalism)
26 July - travel to destination (Rivne and Mykolaiv)
27-29 July - research and investigation at destination (Rivne and Mykolaiv)
30 July - travel back to Kyiv
31 July-1 August - writing workshop and synthesis, individual consultations with the Mohyla School of Journalism supervisors, other NaUKMA faculty
2 August - free day
3 August - journalistic projects presentation
4 August - farewell event
4-5 August - departure of the school participants
In case of full attendance of, and active participation in, these lectures/seminars, students may obtain 2.5 ECTS points.
FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
School fee for international students is 650 Euro (tuition, cultural visits, accommodation in Rivne or Mykolaiv, but NOT in Kyiv, transportation to Rivne or Mykolaiv)
Selected Ukrainian students will be provided with tuition waiver, travel allowance (Hometown-Kyiv-Hometown as well as the travel to the research destinations), accommodation (or accommodation allowance), meals (or meal allowance)
International students studying in Germany may want to check the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) specialized stipendprogramme for the Summer School attendance.
Please, note that those International students studying in Germany who wish to receive DAAD support have to apply separately and in parallel to the DAAD for this scholarship, details are here. Note also that the DAAD has, unfortunately, only a limited amount of scholarships available for International students studying in Germany.
Arrival in Kyiv
Students are expected to arrive in Kyiv on Sunday, July 19. Pick-up service from Boryspil International Airport, Kyiv International Airport or Kyiv Railway Station can be arranged by the school organizers upon request for additional payment.
Departure is Tuesday, August 5.
Place In Kyiv
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) is located in the historic Podil neighborhood of Kyiv. The campus is located on 3 city blocks stretching from the Kontraktova Square to the Dnipro river.
Please visit ukma.edu.ua for more information about the University and dfc.ukma.edu.ua for the NaUKMA international activities.
Places in Rivne and Mykolaiv
To be announced.
Accommodation in Kyiv
School organizers will suggest the students these types of accommodation:
• Youth Hostel
Summer School students are advised to consider accommodation at the Dream House Youth Hostel. Hostel was opened in April 2012 and it claims to become one of the most modern hostels in Kyiv. It is located on famous Andriyvskyy Uzviz street and it takes about 5 minutes to get to NaUKMA from the hostel. This accommodation option is highly recommended!
Please note that the Summer School students are responsible for their own reservations at the hostel, though the school organizers, upon getting permissions, can provide contact details of the selected school participants for the possibility to arranged shared rooms / apartments.
• Private apartment. Apartments are usually located in walking (up to 15 minutes) distance from the University and from each other. The apartments have typically 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a toilet. All apartments are furnished, and include kitchen supplies, towels, utilities, and a local telephone (outgoing international calls are not allowed). It is recommended for two school participants to share one apartment. Apartments may cost (if to be shared by two participants!) – around 450-500 UAH per night per person, depending on the quality of the apartment.
• If preferred, you can arrange accommodation in Kyiv by yourself. We would recommend rent apartments either in the Podil district or close to it, in order to avoid using public transportation during the rush hours.
PLEASE NOTE THE DAYS YOU WILL BE OUT OF KYIV - YOU CAN EITHER KEEP THE ROOMS FOR THESE DAYS OR CHECK-OUT AND TO PUTT YOUR STAFF EITHER TO THE STORAGE ROOM THE HOSTEL OR AT THE NaUKMA INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
Accommodation in Rivne and Mykolaiv
Accommodation will be arranged by the school partners in the cities.
Transportation to Rivne and Mykolaiv
Transportation to Rivne and Mykolaiv will be arranged by the school organizers.
Meals (but welcome and farewell event) will not be provided, but Summer School students will be able to use the NaUKMA students canteen (45-350 UAH for lunch), the nearest Trapezna or Puzata Khata cafeterias (about 80 UAH for lunches) and many other options available in the University neighborhood. A list of restaurants / cafes in Kyiv can be found on http://www.restaurant.ua/kiev/restoran/
Applicants are asked to inform themselves extensively about living and traveling for foreigners in Ukraine. While Kyiv is not more dangerous than other cities in the region, we would like to alert you to occasional petty crime in public transportation, the presence of HIV/AIDS in Ukraine, and the necessity to boil tap water that you want to use for drinking or preparing meals. In the case of a medical emergency, Kyiv has high class hospitals, but you should make sure you have sufficient health insurance that will cover any possible expenses. There are other things to observe. You can find in the relevant information in the major travel guides, or/and at your Kyiv embassy’s website.
Those interested in participation should submit a competed application form and other required documents (listed in the application form) by 1 May 2015, EXTENDED THROUGH 10 MAY
(please note that in addition to the google form you should send the supporting documents, mentioned in the form on firstname.lastname@example.org also by 1 May the latest).
Students will be notified of participant selection results by 15 May 2015, and should confirm their participation by 31 May 2015.
Course fee payments (partial) are due by 30 June 2015 (payment details will be provided upon receipt of confirmation of participation in the course).
Please, note that those interested in the DAAD stipend should apply for it separately, in parallel, directly to the DAAD.
Deadlile for the DAAD scholarship is identical to the Summer School one, 1 May 2015, EXTENDED THROUGH 10 MAY 2015
Those Ukrainian applicants interested in participation read more should submit a competed application form and other required documents (listed in the application form) by 1 June 2015 (please note that in addition to the google form you should send the supporting documents, mentioned in the form on email@example.com also by 1 June the latest). Students will be notified of participant selection results by 10 June 2015, and should confirm their participation by 15 June 2015.
All questions about the course and the application procedure should be addressed to: Larysa Chovnyuk, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +38 0 44 425 77 70.