Tools, Policies and Best Practices for Environmental Protection in the European Union

About Project

According to Ukraine-European Union Association Agreement, Ukraine has to adopt 29 EU Directives and Regulations on environmental protection. This will bring Ukraine closer to EU standards and significantly improve national environmental policy and practices, and will promote solving of long-term Ukrainian problems in environmental protection

The Jean Monnet Module addresses to better understanding of European policy and effective practices for environmental protection and sustainability. The Module comprises university teaching course on European tools, policies and best practices in environmental protection for Master's students in Environmental Science, and in Food Technologies, and summer school for policy-makers, industry experts, representatives of NGOs, and the public. Thus, the Module will include university course and two summer schools, will comprise 356 contact hours and cover about 420 students/learners during 3-year project.

The Module aims at highlighting positive examples of European environmental policies and practices for sustainable development from an interdisciplinary perspective. The main outputs of the Module are an increase of awareness of learners in key aspects of EU environmental policies effectiveness and challenges, and transformation of this knowledge into practical approaches for effective environmental protection in Ukraine.

This Jean Monnet Module will be one of the very first European study courses at the National University of Food Technologies, and will prepare future professionals in environmental protection and in food technologies for effective implementation of best European practices into transforming economy of Ukraine. Also, summer schools will promote the dissemination of knowledge on European policies and best practices into policy-maker bodies and NGOs in Ukraine. The public will also have an access to added value of the Module through the free online course and through the website of the project.

The "tools, policies and practices in the field of environmental protection in the European Union" is intended to upgrade the discipline "Ecological modernization of the EU" for students of educational degree "Master", 101 specialties "Ecology" and 183 "environmental technologies".

About NUFT

The National University of Food Technologies (NUFT) is the only technical university in Ukraine which trains highly skilled specialists at educational qualification levels of bachelor, and Master in 20 specialities and 44 fields of specialisation at Food, Meat and Dairy, Microbiological and Pharmaceutical Industry. The NUFT holds the status of higher educational institution of the IVth (highest) level of government accreditation.

Eleven Faculties, 52 Departments, 5 Research Institutes, 2 Institutes of Postgraduate Education, 12 Colleges and Technical schools are included in NUFT basic educational institution. Thirty five thousand students are studying at NUFT. Teaching staff of the university consists of about 600 teachers, including 21 Academicians, 100 Professors and Doctors of Science, 420 Candidates of Science (PhDs).

NUFTF’s library provides students with all necessary materials and information, with the amount of more than 1.2 million books and publications. The university has a modern sport centre, dining halls and hostels. Internet and modern computer technologies are widely spread within the University which enables students to master the use of computers and receive up-to-date information.

The university has a long-term experience of international collaboration being a participant of many international educational/research communities and a participant of the international projects, including Erasmus projects.

The Department of Biochemistry and Environmental Control is preparing bachelors, and Masters in Environmental Science, including Environmental ¬Control and Audit. The curricula are being adapted to the demand of Bologna agreement. Graduates of the department are employed in private and government enterprises, public administration, research and academic institutions, including the Ministry of Ecology of Ukraine; State Department of Food; the State Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Institute of Ecological Hygiene and Toxicology and many others.