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Project “Norway-Ukraine”  “Retraining and social adaptation of military personnel and their family members in Ukraine. Integration of the Norway-Ukraine project model into the state system”

The Norway-Ukraine project has been implemented in our country since 2003 and for 17 years of its existence has become one of the largest international projects in Ukraine. In 2015, more than 1,000 service members and members of their families completed retraining. Chernihiv Polytechnic National University became the 16th higher education institution in Ukraine to join the project.

The purpose of the project is to reduce the impact of the negative social effects of economic reforms and the reforms of the defense sector of Ukraine on the retired military personnel, ATO/JFO veterans and their family members and to promote cooperation between the two countries.

The project objectives:

  • professional retraining of military personnel and their family members in civil specialties that are in demand in the employment market in Ukraine in order to increase their professional competitiveness;
  • psychological rehabilitation of the project participants in order to increase their motivation to active social adaptation in the civil society with a market system of relations;
  • legal adaptation of military personnel and their family members in order to improve their social protection in a civil society;
  • employment assistance to the project participants in order to improve the living conditions of military families;
  • assistance in the creation of their own (family) business under conditions of high unemployment in Ukraine, realization of organizational skills of the military personnel and their family members as well as formation of a class of law-abiding taxpayers;
  • development of cooperation between educational institutions of Ukraine and Norway, initiation of new joint projects in the field of education and research;
  • development of business cooperation between the enterprises of Ukraine and Norway with the participation of the Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce.

The focus of the project is professional retraining of military personnel and their family members in civil specialties that are in demand in the labour market in Ukraine, provision of project participants with the legal and social adaptation to the conditions of civil society.

The executors of the main part of the project is Chernihiv Polytechnic National University and  NORD University, which organize and carry out professional retraining of the project participants in the selected specialty in the amount of 500 academic hours (10 hours of which are taught by lecturers of the Norwegian University). NGO “Chernihiv European” is a partner organization that enrolls participants in the study group, provides psychological rehabilitation and employment assistance to the project participants.

This project is a social one. Participation of military personnel and their adult family members in the Project is free.

The retraining is performed in specialties (programmes) that are in demand in the labour market in Chernihiv region:

Retraining takes place at Chernihiv Polytechnic National University in the following programmes:

  • Organization of Entrepreneurial Activity
  • Internet Technology in Business and WEB Design
  • Entrepreneurship in the Field of Hotel and Restaurant Business
  • Entrepreneurship in the Field of Tourism and Restaurant Business
  • Internet Technology, WEB Design and Business English

Professional retraining for military personnel and their family members within the Norway-Norway project is conducted twice a year: spring semester (February-May) and autumn semester (September-December).

Semester Duration Enrolment period Contact person
Spring semester Start date – mid-February,
Completion date – end of May
January-February Tetiana
tel.: 093-51-65-856
Autumn semester Start date – mid-September,
Completion date – end of December
July-September Tetiana
tel.: 093-51-65-856

Please contact the coordinator in Chernihiv Polytechnic National University, Tetiana Kolenichenko, tel.: 093-51-65-856 to learn more about the programmes.

Follow the links to learn more about the project:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1548045162179419
http://ifsa.kiev.ua/

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