Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine became a co-organizer of the All-Ukrainian interdisciplinary scientific and practical online conference “Ukraine on the road of reconstruction: tasks of science and education in the Europeanization of the state”, which took place on May 17-18, 2023. A wide range of conference participants included scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and scientific branch academies; teachers of higher education institutions; representatives of departments and administrations of education, institutes of postgraduate education, etc.

The event took place within the framework of the International Exhibition “Modern Educational Institutions” and was designed to update the theoretical and practical problems of innovative development of Ukrainian society, in particular education and science; the post-war recovery of Ukraine based on the European values of democracy, human rights, freedom, equality, respect for human dignity and the rule of law; development of gifted children and youth in the conditions of the struggle for the independence of the Ukrainian state.

The scientific topics of the conference were outlined in four main areas:

  • Innovation VS tradition: philosophical, historiosophical, historical discourse
  • Alter ego of Ukraine after the war: social and psychological determinants of development
  • Education in the transformations of Ukraine: priority tasks
  • Gifted children and giftedness: present and future

Director of the Institute, Vice-President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Oleg Rafalskyi, together with the President of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine Vasyl Kremen and the President of the National Center “Small Academy of Sciences of Ukraine” Stanislav Dovgiy opened the conference with motivational speeches.

Oleg Rafalsky’s motivational speech

In his speech, Oleg Rafalskyi outlined the problems and tasks that Ukrainian science faced in wartime, emphasizing the extraordinary importance of scientific innovations not only in peaceful life, but also in the development of defense technologies. Under such circumstances, the state faced the urgent task of preserving and developing the scientific potential, which lies to the greatest extent in human capital. Summarizing his speech, the vice-president of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine noted that the main goal of science and education in the Europeanization of the state is to ensure the breakthrough development of Ukraine in the field of fundamental and applied sciences based on the model of combining education, science and innovation, training highly qualified scientific personnel for scientific institutions, higher education institutions of Ukraine, innovative and knowledge-intensive enterprises and promotion of integration into the European and global educational and scientific space.

Vasyl Kremen’s welcome speech

Stanislav Dovgiy is speaking

The main research associate of the Institute Maria Karmazina took part in the plenary session of the conference, and gave a speech on the topic: “The hypostases of Europe (to which we aspire): analysis of the reflections of the President of Ukraine during the 445 days of Russian aggression against Ukraine (February 24, 2022 – 14 May 2023)”.