Summer School 2015Support for Democracy in Ukraine

Project Management
Prof. Dr. Oesten Baller, Mechthild Bonnen

Project Duration
7 June to 20 June 2015

Seminar under the framework of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) sponsoring programme, funded by the German Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt)


Project Description

The 7th Summer School on Law and Public Administration was held from 7. to 20. June 2015 at the Campus Lichtenberg of the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR Berlin).


The 23 Summer School’s participants were students of Master programmes of the National Academy of Public Administration - the President of Ukraine (NAPA) in Kiev, the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Institute of Public Administration, the Ivan Franko Lviv National University in Lviv, the Kharkiv Regional Institute of Public Administration, the Lviv Regional Institute of Public Administration, the Odessa Regional Institute of Public Administration, the Classic Private University in Zaporizhja and the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kiev.

The Summer School is financed by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and Auswärtiges Amt (Federal Foreign Office) under the programme “Support to democracy in the Ukraine”.

It closely follows the funding of the program DAAD Summer School and has a legal and administrative sciences focus. With regard to content, the program focuses on key issues and key principles of a democratic state. Complementary teaching of the state system and the political and social system of the Federal Republic of Germany shall be given in addition. The individual lectures in English by the professors of the BSEL will give a broad area of discussion with good English speaking students from Ukraine, conveying not only technical knowledge, but in particular promoting a modern teaching methodology, the criticism and discussion culture of the students.

German, students in the "Security Management" and "public administration" field actively participated in a business game called "Hurricane over Odessa" and a workshop on "welfare state and social law".

In addition, excursions to the German Bundestag and the Bundesrat, in various district offices, the Berlin Administrative Court and in a section of the Berlin police were held.