Today it is difficult to deny the fact that strict quarantine as a result of the coronavirus pandemic “COVID-19” cardinally changed the world, influenced the understanding of human values and their hierarchy. And as a result, most of us are increasingly aware of the importance of not only our biological needs, but also the social nature of the individual as a civilizational phenomenon: only when developing with Others, among Others, it does a person develop himself as an individual.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the MEDIATS project team from CHNU, literally a few weeks after the official approval of the master’s program by the Academic Council of the University (April 6, 2020), continues to work stubbornly not only within his powerful team, but also tries to communicate effectively with project partners with the goal as an individual development of each team member and in order to best implement the joint goal: the dissemination of mediation values in Ukrainian society and the development of the most adapted to the needs of modern Ukrainian society master’s program in mediation. Since the development, piloting, improvement and state accreditation of the educational and professional program “Mediation” is the core of the three-year work plan of the project team of CHNU on the implementation of the project “Mediation: training and society transformation” of the EU Program ERASMUS + KA2: CBHE.
So, on April 30, 2020, an on-line working meeting took place with our partners from Catholic University San Antonio (Murcia, Spain), at which many important questions were raised related to the improvement and implementation of the master’s program in mediation at Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. So, we discussed the possibility of this university to share its knowledge, experience and the materials they developed, the literature that they use to train mediation specialists. We also discussed the appropriateness of using disciplines in educational programs for educational purposes while implementing a master’s program in mediation of Russian-language translations of the most popular books on mediation, for example: Parkinson L. Family Mediation – Appropriate Dispute Resolution in a new family justice system 2nded. Family Law (2011); Machteld Pel. Verwijzen Naar Mediation / Practijkgids voon een effectief mediationvoorstel. Sdu Vitgevers by Den Haag, 2008. Since in Ukraine is currently the biggest problem with free access to high-quality new European mediation literature.
Therefore, we can safely state that life goes on and dwell on the achieved results by the MEDIATS project team of CHNU is early, we still have many horizons and peaks that await us.
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