INENCY - Instruments of the EU Environmental Policy

INENCY is a 36 months (2017-2020) Jean-Monnet module advancing kmowledge of the potential and application of EU environmental policy instruments in Ukraine through teaching, research and dissemination activities hosted by V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine, UA).

The INENCY work program is organised around 8 ECTS (119 hours) module on environmental policy instruments in the EU for at least 25 undergraduate students and consisting of 3 cross-referring courses on ICT tools for environmental policy and management, advanced topics of sustainability, climate change economics and EU climate policy (with possible application in UA). The first phase of the module development includes needs assessment, research to reflect on the relevance of the EU experience, preparation of detailed syllabi and course materials, creation of the e-learning site. Once each course of the module is delivered (year 1), additional research is planned and conducted to follow-up student/faculty feedback, and new developments in the field of studies, in particular new legislation and implementation practices in the EU and UA. The findings will be incorporated into updated syllabi and course materials to deliver as a revised version of the module in the year 2. This cycle repeats over again for revising the module for the year 3.

The research program will be designed and updated to cover teaching needs and follow-up annual courses evaluations, and to serve dissemination purposes through the involvement of practitioners representing state and non-state actors into stakeholder talks (and securing their participation in the taught course and the annual seminar), and also preparing the research outputs for submission to national and international peer-review. The research findings will be reported on the annual Science-Policy Seminar to be organised by the end of each academic year, and intended as a discussion platform for a broader community of practitioners and researchers from UA, with possible involvement of EU speakers. Proceedings and conclusions of the seminars will be made available from the INENCY webpage. INENCY researchers will also seek feedback from their EU and UA peers through conference talks (at least 4), and publications in research journals (at least 3 in national and 2 in an international peer-reviewed journals).

The work program organised in the three cycles of project activities is designed to address the project objectives. The key instruments are broad involvement of stakeholders’ representatives into teaching, research, evaluation & dissemination (learning contents are disseminated as open education resources); continuous monitoring of the quality of project deliverables, including peer-review of syllabi & research papers; participation of faculty from EU institutions to help the transfer of teaching, research & dissemination expertise; encouraging PhD students and early stage faculty to participate in teaching & co-design the curricula; and close integration of curriculum and research development. To achieve the objectives under the budget constraints and to ensure project sustainability, we involve additional funding options, including institutional support for publications and seminars, external research funding etc.

The representatives of Erda RTE, Anton Shkaruba and Viktar Kireyeu, will be involved in all the module's activities, in particular in the teaching and research components.