International Foundation for Social Adaptation

The Foundation's mission – the development of civil society organizations and local communities as a basis for social adaptation of the population of Ukraine to the transition to civil society with a market system of relations. Effective organization and implementation of social projects in Ukraine.  >>>Read more

 
 
The first scientific-practical seminar in the framework of Ukrainian-Norwegian university alliance.

On September 15-17 in Western Ukraine there will be held the first scientific-practical seminar in the framework of  "Norwegian-Ukrainian cooperation: achievements and prospects in education and research." The event is organized by the Ternopil National Economic University with the support of the International Foundation for Social Adaptation. Opening of the seminar is timed to the graduation ceremony of participants of the project "Ukraine-Norway", retrained in the spring semester of 2015 on the basis of Ternopil National Economic University, in the cities of Ternopil and Chortkiv. The first day will be held in Ternopil, and 16 and 17 September to continue the seminar in the resort of Bukovel.

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Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce has launched a portal for Norwegian-Ukrainian business contacts

Establishment of business contacts between  Ukrainian and Norwegian companies is now becoming easier. Norwegian-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce (NUCC) has recently launched business portal to facilitate search for business partners and establish contacts with them - www.bmmp.nucc.no.

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First Counselor of the Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine Mr. Richard Nygaard Scarborough visited Odesa

On September 8 during a working visit to Odesa First Counselor of the Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine Mr. Richard Nygaard Scarborough visited South Ukrainian National Ushynskyi Pedagogical University, which has been a partner of the Ukraine-Norway project since 2014 and is also a member of the Norwegian-Ukrainian university alliance. The meeting was held between Mr. Richard Nygaard Scarborough, the university rector Oleksiy Chebykin, vice rector  for scientific work and a head of the public organization of veterans of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Sergiy Tron’ko.

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Выпуск участников проекта «Украина-Норвегия» в г. Николаев.

28 августа в г. Николаев на базе Черноморского Государственного Университета им. Петра Могилы состоялся выпуск участников Проекта переподготовки и социальной адаптации военнослужащих и членов их семей в Украине «Украина-Норвегия». В весеннем семестре 2015 г. 57 человек прошли переподготовку по специальностям «Бизнес-коммуникации. Английский язык» и «ВЕБ-дизайн и английский язык в информационных технологиях». Все участники получили сертификаты украинского и норвежского университетов, дипломы Министерства иностранных дел и Министерства обороны Норвегии. Часть выпускников 2015 года продолжают обучение уже на магистерских программах в ЧДУ им.Петра Могилы.

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Graduation of the participants of the "Ukraine-Norway" project in Lutsk

On July 30th a range of the July graduation ceremonies of the participants undergoing retraining and social adaptation of military personnel and their family members in the framework of the "Ukraine-Norway" project finished in the city of Lutsk.The group consisting of 26 people successfully completed the professional retraining in the specialty of "Management of organizations" based on Eastern European Lesya Ukrainka National University. The first adviser to the Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine Richard Scarborough represented the Kingdom of Norway. The event was attended by the heads of the International Foundation for Social Adaptation and the International Fund "EuroAsia", Chief specialist on the matters of social adaptation in the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine Borys Venger, as well as representatives of local government: Deputy Head of Volyn Regional State Administration Svitlana Myshkovets, the first deputy mayor of Lutsk Taras Yakovlev, Director of the Department of Social Policy of the Volyn Regional State Administration Oksana Gorobey, Acting Volyn Regional military commissar of the Military Commissariat Col. Roman Kulik.

 

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Graduation of the participants of the "Ukraine-Norway" project in Vinnytsia

On July 29 in Vinnytsia there was held a solemn graduation of the participants of the Project on retraining and social adaptation of military personnel and their family members in Ukraine, "Ukraine-Norway". In the spring semester 2015 in Vinnytsia the retraining of military personnel and their family members was established on the basis of two Vinnytsia universities: Donetsk National University (28 persons, specialty "Specialist in business efficiency") and Vinnytsia National Technical University (28 persons, specialty "Information technologies in business"). Project supervision and organization of activities in social adaptation and employment assistance of the project participants was performed by a charity fund "EuroAsia".

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Graduation of the participants of the "Ukraine-Norway" project in Kirovohrad

On July 28 on the basis of Kirovohrad Flight Academy there was held the ceremonial graduation of the “Ukraine-Norway”project participants of the spring semester. There were two groups retrained in the specialties of "Business Management" (35 people) and "Organization of search and rescue operations" (35 people). All participants received the certificates of Kirovohrad Flight Academy, the University of Nordland, diplomas of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence of Norway.

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Graduation of the participants of the "Ukraine-Norway" project in Odesa

Odesa became the third city in the semester where a ceremonial graduation of the participants of the “Ukraine-Norway”project on retraining and social adaptation of military personnel and their family members took place. The group underwent retraining in the specialty of “Business Management" on the basis of the South Ukrainian Ushinsky National Pedagogical University though the classes  were held not  in Odesa but in the city of Izmail, Odessa region. The decision to hold classes for the border region was made based on the need for retraining and social adaptation of the retired employees of the Border Troops of Ukraine.

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Graduation of the participants of the "Ukraine-Norway" project in Chernivtsi

On July 23 in Chernivtsi on the basis of Chernivtsi National Fedkovych University there was held a graduation ceremony of the project participants who underwent the "Ukraine-Norway" project for retraining and social adaptation of military personnel and their family members in Ukraine. 26 people were retrained in the specialty of "Business security". The ceremony was attended by all group members. All participants received certificates from Ukrainian and Norwegian universities, diplomas of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of Norway. Chernivtsi National Fedkovych University has been operating as a partner of the "Ukraine-Norway" project since the fall semester 2014 and will soon start recruiting participants for the fall semester of 2015.

 

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Control of execution of the terms of agreement on the implementation of the project "Ukraine - Norway" and assistance provided to its performers

 

In the period of June 29 - July 4 the President of the International Foundation for Social Adaptation, Vladimir Rubtsov and the head of PR- department Olga Filina carried inspector's tour of Ukrainian cities, where the "Ukraine - Norway" project takes place. They have visited the following cities: Izmayil, Mykolayiv, Kirovohrad, Vinnytsia and Lutsk.
Spring Semester 2015 started later than usual in the month of May, which caused the need for better coordination between the IFSA, NGOs and the university partners of the project.
During the visit in all the cities there were carried out the surveys of the project participants, meetings with the leaders of public organizations, local authorities, military command, teaching staff and university leaders.

 

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First graduation of the “Ukraine-Norway” project participants of the spring semester 2015 took place in Kyiv

On June 25 at the University of Economics and Law "KROK" a solemn graduation of the participants of the project for retraining and social adaptation of military personnel and their family members  in Ukraine in the specialty of  "Securing business entities in Ukraine" took place. The two groups with the amount of 64 people received Certificates of retraining of the state standard from the Ukrainian University "KROK", the Norwegian University of Nordland and diplomas of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of Norway. The solemn ceremony was attended by the Vice-rector for scientific and pedagogical (educational) work of the “KROK”university Elena Shikova, director of Training and Research Institute of Safety Management at the University "KROK" Professor Alexander Zakharov, professor of management of financial and economic security Mykola  Zubok, professor of the University of Nordland Anatoli Bourmistrov, president of the International Foundation for Social Adaptation, Vladimir Rubtsov and other representatives of the project organizers from Ukraine and Norway. The ceremony began with Norwegian and Ukrainian anthems. On the flagpole in front of the building of the University "KROK" and in the hall where the awarding of diplomas took place there were hung flags of Ukraine and Norway.

 

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Participation of the IFSA in the visit by the delegation of the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Defense to Ukraine

 

On 15 -17 July 2015 a delegation of the Ministry of Defense of Norway visited Kyiv. The purpose of the visit was to coordinate areas for further cooperation between the Ukrainian and Norwegian Ministries of Defense.
The delegation was led by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of Norway, Øystein Bø.

 

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Plan of graduation ceremonies of the “Ukraine-Norway” project participants in the first semester of 2015

 

June 2015


June 25, Thursday. Kyiv. University of Economics and Law "KROK". Two groups. Specialty "Security of business entities in Ukraine"


July 2015


July 23, Thursday. Chernivtsi. Chernivtsi National Fedkovych University. One group. Specialty "Business security"
July 27, Monday. Odesa. South Ukrainian State Pedagogical University named after K.D. Ushynsky. One group passing retraining in “Business Management";

 

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The list of educational institutions and specialties of the professional retraining in fall semester 2015

 

The list of educational institutions and specialties of the professional retraining in fall semester 2015

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Rector of the Ternopil National Economic University - IFSA partner on the project "Ukraine-Norway" was awarded the honorary title "Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine"

On May 15 the rector of Ternopil National Economic University, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Andriy I. Krysovatyi, has been conferred the honorary title "Honored Worker of Science and Technology" (Presidential Decree number 269/2015 of 15 May 2015).

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В рамках Проекта «Украина-Норвегия» подписан новый пятилетний договор по переподготовке и социальной адаптации военнослужащих и членов их семей в Украине.

20 апреля между МФСА и Университетом Нурланда (Королевство Норвегия) заключен договор о выполнении проекта UKR-14/0033 «Переподготовка и социальная адаптация военнослужащих и членов их семей в Украине».
Проект рассчитан на пять лет (2015 - 2019 годы) и предусматривает профессиональную переподготовку, психологическую адаптацию и содействие в трудоустройстве 4200 военнослужащих и членов их семей. В том числе 700 человек, по условиям договора, должны быть переподготовлены за счет средств украинских университетов.

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A new stage of cooperation between Norway and Ukraine in the project "Professional retraining of retired military personnel of Ukrainian Armed Forces and other law enforcement agencies and their family members, employment assistance"

 

In February 2015 there expired the next three-year phase of cooperation between Norway and Ukraine in solving pressing social problem - social adaptation of servicemen and members of their families to the living conditions in the civil society.
In the period 2012 - 2014 about 3238 people became project participants including 1609 people who underwent professional retraining in the final stage of the project in the fall semester of 2014.

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The first graduation in the framework of the "Ukraine - Norway" project takes place in Ternopil, Chortkiv and Lviv

 

Following Chernivtsi a solemn graduation of the "Ukraine - Norway" project participants took place in Ternopil, Chortkiv and Lviv. In 2014 the geography of the project has significantly expanded and the number of the participants increased. Fall Semester 2014 has resulted in 35 study groups in 17 cities of Ukraine. It’s worth mentioning that project participants have not only undergone retraining courses in the chosen specialty but also received assistance in psychological rehabilitation which enabled them to adjust to new living conditions. They have also been provided with employment assistance.

 

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The first graduation in the framework of the "Ukraine - Norway" project takes place in Chernivtsi

A solemn graduation of the "Ukraine - Norway" project participants took place in Chernivtsi. In 2014 the geography of the project has significantly expanded and the number of the participants increased. Fall Semester 2014 has resulted in 35 study groups in 17 cities of Ukraine. In Chernivtsi the “Ukraine- Norway” project was implemented for the first time. Chernivtsi National Fedkovych University has become project partner in this city.
During the event the graduates expressed the words of gratitude. The rector of the university Stepan Melnychuk delivered commencement speech. Particularlywarm thanks were addressed to the Norwegian partner - the University of Nordland. Both project participants and university faculty noted the importance ofinternational exchange of experience, which has been made possible due to the Project, and highly efficient operation of the Norwegian professors who conducted their lectures in Ukraine as part of the project curriculum.

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Graduation of “Ukraine-Norway” project participants takes place in Kyiv at the University of KROK

 

 

On December 15 at the University “KROK” there have been conducted solemn ceremony on the occasion of graduation of “Ukraine-Norway” project participants. There have been retrained 4 out of total 35 groups of the retired military personnel. The graduates were retrained in the following specialties: “Construction and administration of modern IT-based networks”, “Modern telecommunication technologies”, “Ensuring the safety of business entities in Ukraine”, “Security of tourism business in Ukraine”. Each participant received a diploma from the Univeristy “KROK” and the Norwegian University of Nordland.

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