Three students and a graduate of Mariupol State University received scholarships to study at the School of European Law and Management in Athens. This prestigious educational establishment works with the European Public Law Organization (EPLO) in order to prepare a new generation of socially responsible leaders of the European Union.
The agreement on the internship of students on the basis of the European Public Law Organization was reached as a result of negotiations between the rector of Mariupol State University, Professor Konstantin Balabanov, and the director of the EPLO, Professor Spiridon Flogaitis. The head of the EPLO visited the university in June 2019 and expressed his intention to support the specialties “Law” and “International Law”, in which Mariupol State University provides training for specialists.
After a thorough selection, the main criteria of which was a high level of the English language proficiency, in September 2019, students of the specialty “Law” Ivan Apanasko, Daria Kuzmishkina and Dmitry Beskrovny and a graduate of the specialty “Language and Literature (New Greek)” Valeria Zatsepina went to the Greek Republic. Scholarships that are allocated by the EPLO exclusively for students of Mariupol State University cover the cost of three years of studying and residence in a hostel.
This international educational program has no alternatives in the world. At the School of European Law and Management, students study the basic laws of the EU, as well as the national legislation of one of the EU countries, and at the same time get acquainted with the principles of modern governance in the European Union. The educational process takes place in an interactive form: together with teachers, young people conduct discussions, watch videos and presentations, and preparation for classes takes place on the basis of the library of the European Public Law Organization.
MSU students study the disciplines “Introduction to legal systems and the formation of legal considerations”, “The modern history of Europe and the evolution of legal and political systems”, “Civil Law”, which are taught by graduates of leading European universities and practitioners in international law. In addition, program participants take part in conferences; attend open lectures, and in particular, the lectures of a professor of the faculty of law at the University of Cambridge David Feldman, as well as informal events – evenings of Greek music, excursions.
After completion of the training, students will receive a bachelor's degree, which is accredited in Europe.