Department of Economics, Entrepreneurship
and Business Administration
“Using best EU practices for sustainable economy forming in Ukraine” for students and scientists of Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics

The first module of Jean Monnet program “Using best EU practices for sustainable economy forming in Ukraine” (UBEUP) 553 185-EPP-1-2014- 1-UA-EPPJMO-MODULE) ended with a series of lectures and thematic workshops in Kharkiv. 

March 26-27 in Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics (Simon Kuznets KhNEU) there was a series of lectures, began earlier by Prof. Leonid Melnyk, Head of the Department of Economics and Business Administration at Sumy State University (SSU), Director of Institute for Development Economics under Ukrainian Ministry for Education & Science and National Academy of Science. Students, PhD students and professors attended Professor Leonid Melnyk’s lecture "EU experience in shaping sustainable development in Ukraine". Associate Professor from SSU Iryna Dehtyarova delivered the lecture "Sustainable development in Ukraine".  Prof. Melnyk also presented his monograph "Trialectic basics for control of economic systems development" and the textbook "The EU Practices for Sustainable Economy Implementation in Ukraine" to Simon Kuznets KhNEU library.


Simon Kuznets KhNEU 


Prof. Leonid Melnyk and Prof. Tetyana Lepeyko with presented books Dehtyarova’s lecture


Prof. Melnyk’s lecture

A series of classes ended with a round table debate held in English. Students, PhD  students and university teachers of the Department of Management and Business took part in it. It was organized by the mentioned SSU teachers and Associate Professor of the same university Oleksandr Kubatko. The jury, which concluded the results of the debate, led by the Head of the Department of Management and Business, Dr. Prof. Tetyana Lepeyko and Associate Prof.  Serhiy Vasylyk.  


Before the round table debate

The participants of the round table debates discussed the controversy of the use of negative and positive incentives instruments for promotion fundamentals of "green" economy in Ukraine. In other words, it was a question which is better: to punish with the increase in taxes and fees for not environmentally friendly producers or encourage the development of environmentally friendly activities. The discussion was very lively. At the round table debate everybody had the opportunity to express their views.   Winners of the debate and active participants in the roundtable received Jean Monnet program certificates.

Ass. Prof. Oleksandr Kubatko during the round table debate


Awarding the winners of the round table debate


Prof. Leonid Melnyk and a student from Japan Higuchi Tomohisa

It was a pleasant surprise for Prof. Melnyk to meet his almost a countryman - a student from Japan. We remind that Professor had a one year scientific training in Japan. It is not a coincidence that at the roundtable there were many examples of Japanese environmental management practices. One more surprise was for Associate Professor Oleksandr Kubatko – a student from Turkey, who was actively involved in the debate, appeared to be a footballer.

Teachers from Sumy had time for cultural program only in the evening. They were pleasantly impressed by the dolphins show in Kharkiv dolphinarium. Marine actors show was wonderful. 


Sea lion and dolphins  show 

It was a pleasure to see ataman Kharyok (founder of Kharkiv) monument in the center of the city

Kozak Kharyok monument