The Center for International Studies represents Odesa I. Mechnikov National University in the activities of the "Eurasia Peace Studies Exchange 2020" project. This project has been initiated by the Centre for Peace Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education of The Arctic University of Norway (Tromso) in 2017.

It is funded by Norwegian centre for international cooperation in education.

The Center for International Studies represent Odesa I. Mechnikov National University within the framework of the Erasmus+ project “Rethinking Regional Studies: The Baltic-Black Sea Connection” (586281-EPP-1-2017-1-EE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP)

The project participants are: University of Tartu (Estonia), the project coordinator, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland), Lund University (Sweden), Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania), Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (national coordinator), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Odesa I.I.Mechnikov National University and Mariupol State University.

Interregional Program European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument

Fostering Sustainable and Autonomous Higher Education Systems in the Eastern Neighboring Area (ATHENA) 2012-2015 530465-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-BE-TEMPUS-SMGR

Project goals and objectives:

The ATHENA project aims to contribute to the development, reform and modernization of higher education systems in the Eastern Neighbouring partner countries Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine. As a structural measure, it is designed to support structural reform processes and the development of strategic frameworks at the national level. ATHENA ultimately aims to enhance the quality and relevance of higher education systems in the targeted partner countries and to increase their voluntary convergence with EU developments.

TEMPUS Joint Project - Curricular Reform (JPCR) - 2012-3004/001/001

530391-2012-SI-JPCR, European Neighborhood Policy Law and Good Governance (EUNEG) 2012-2015


To develop curriculum with ECTS and degree recognition, to introduce modern teaching methodology based on research and active engagement of students, to purchase the electronic equipment and establish the study labs at the PCU, to train and educate academics and administrative staff, to build up syllabuses of courses, including teaching methodology, students’ obligations and relevant literature, to realize mobility flows of teachers and students, to deliver modern literature and organization of EUNEG libraries as a nucleus of the EU-PC information point, to create at PCUs the structure that will be able to realize the exploitation and sustainability of the project’s results