Following the signing of a cooperation agreement between Alfred Nobel University and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), for 2021-2022 academic year. a new training course will be introduced to acquaint applicants with the peculiarities of democratic governance.
The main goal of the course "Democracy: from theory to practice" is to strengthen the knowledge, skills and attitudes that are associated with effective civic activism among students. It is expected that the course participants will not only gain knowledge about the peculiarities of the functioning of democratic states but also develop skills of critical thinking and analysis.
The implementation of the course will be actively supported by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. In particular, at the first stage of the programme implementation it is planned to offer training for scientific and pedagogical workers.
“It is very good that such initiatives are being implemented at our University. Many young people should know about the peculiarities of the functioning of democratic states. Moreover, not only the basic principles, but also specific tools of interaction with public authorities” – said the project participant, lecturer at the Department of Law, Political Science and International Relations Henrikh Matukhno.
According to the results of the trainings, teachers who will take part in the project will have the right to teach the course at the University. It is expected that the discipline "Democracy: from theory to practice" will be available to applicants in the next academic year.
Reference: The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) is a non-profit international organization founded in 1987. Its main activities are assistance in reforming the electoral legislation, administering elections, and strengthening the capacity of civil society. IFES currently operates in more than 145 countries, including Ukraine.