The Second Summer School “Urban Revitalization – EU Experience for Ukraine” at the Faculty of Financial Management and Business has ended

28.06.2022 | 21:32

On June 27, the Second Summer School “Urban Revitalization – EU Experience for Ukraine” ended, which took place from June 20 to 27 at the Faculty of Financial Management and Business. The event was implemented within the framework of the Jean Monnet Module of the Erasmus + program with the support of the EU (Urban Revitalization – the EU experience for Ukraine 620957-EPP-1-2020-1-UA-EPPJMO-MODULE). The studies at the school were moderated by associate professors of the Department of Financial Management Olga Sych and Vira Kruglyakova.

In his welcoming speech, Andriy Stasyshyn, Dean of the Faculty of Financial Management and Business of Ivan Franko Lviv National University, drew attention to the growing relevance of the summer school, because in a full-scale war with russia will need restoration not only post-industrial facilities and territories, but entire cities and regions of Ukraine, suffering from hostilities.

Petro Krainik, Jean Monnet expert of the National Erasmus + Office in Ukraine, in his address supported the University’s efforts to implement European practices in the domestic realities and stressed the exceptional role of student youth in creating projects to restore a sovereign Ukraine.

The event was also attended by Natalia Sytnyk, Head of the Department of Financial Management, Professor, emphasizing the importance of financial aspects of revitalization programs and the need to find appropriate resources from diversified sources.

The school was attended by more than half a hundred students of various specialties of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, other educational institutions, teachers and practitioners interested in EU policy on urban renewal and sustainable development.

The summer school program was rich it includes lectures and seminars, trainings and workshops, meetings, and analysis of the best cases of revitalization.

The speaker of the summer school was Orest Hryniv, Head of the Department of Industry, Entrepreneurship and Investment Policy of the Lviv Regional Military Administration, focusing on such topical issues as investment attractiveness of the Lviv region, key areas of cooperation with the EU.

The meeting with Andriy Pundor, the head of the “Strategy” program at the City Institute to discuss the development strategy of the city of Lviv – “Breakthrough Strategy”, aroused interest.

The lecture of associate professor Oksana Kraevska, institutional coordinator of the Erasmus + program at the University of Ukraine-EU relations, which allowed to set global priorities for the development of our country, including in the field of revitalization, was extremely relevant.

In addition, the school participants met with Oksana Hnatkovych, a professor at Ivan Franko Lviv National University and director of the Green Economy NGO and discussed European practices for revitalizing cities with a focus on the creative industry.

Students of the II summer school got acquainted with the essence of urban development policy in the EU, types and methods of revitalization of cities, sources of its funding. The practical classes considered the stages of development of the city revitalization program, assessed the Ukrainian realities and analysed the current directions of revitalization of European cities. Daily meetings with experts allowed the participants to delve into the domestic experience of revitalization processes – JamFactory and Kivsh cases were developed.

In conclusion, the participants of the school presented their own projects of revitalization of cultural heritage sites, post-industrial areas and elements of the ecosystem, demonstrating the successful assimilation of the material and its successful implementation in practice. High-quality preparation and confident defence of projects was noted by the head of the Department of Financial Management, Professor Natalia Sytnyk, and school participants took part in a survey on its results, noting the professionalism of the project team and innovative school material.

According to the Dean of the Faculty Andriy Stasyshyn, the knowledge gained during the summer school, confirmed by a European certificate, will deepen students’ awareness of the European experience of urban revitalization, encourage the implementation of their own projects and form an active civil position of young people, that after the victory will restore Ukraine.