Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs has taken part in the following projects:

Participation in a consortium for submitting an application in terms of “Development of Research Competency of the Ukrainian Universities Academic Staff in Terms of European Integration: RЕCasT” project, which has been highly evaluated, though has not won funding.

Bulgarian governmental program “Bulgarian Development Aid”. DSUIA project has won the competition. In the frames of “Tactics of Applying Firearms with Combat Situations Simulation Using Bulgarian Experience to Provide Security” project implementation an up-to-date training center in firearms shooting has been equipped with simulation equipment. Moreover, interactive multimedia laser shooting range to work over professional skills in shooting tactics under different conditions has been created.

International EU technical aid project “Operation Support in Providing Strategic Consultations as for Reforming Civil Security Sector of Ukraine (2019-2021)”. The project aims at assisting state power bodies of Ukraine, which provide tasks performing in the sphere of public order and combatting corruption, to enhance their institutional capacity, conduct efficient investigations of crimes, implement modern personnel management system and advance public relations.

International EU technical aid project “Support of Reforms in the Development of Law Supremacy in Ukraine PRAVO”. The project aims at reforming legal system in Ukraine and coordinating its functioning with the best European and international practices as well as supporting efficient law enforcement system respecting human rights. This support is directed to the population of Ukraine through providing necessary assistance to the National Police and other law enforcement bodies of Ukraine to achieve defined goals.

Participation in exchange programs “CEPOL Exchange”. In 2020, DSUIA joined distance learning platform “LEEd”, which contained numerous CEPOL trainings on different topics and scientific-and-research sources as a documents database with an opportunity to search and filter information under the categories. The principle aim of launching the platform is enhancing educational quality and access to CEPOL training programs.

Participation in a consortium for submitting an application in terms of “Simulation Medicine and Scenario-Based Learning for Emergency Care/ SimS” project in the frames of Erasmus+ program to develop a unified course applying up-to-date educational methods, i.e. scenario-oriented education to train police officers. This would provide an opportunity to prepare practitioners in a simulation mode for them to identify potential dangers, determine situation levels and provide necessary pre-medical aid. DSUIA activity in the frames of the project included working over practical skills by police officers in providing aid under emergency situations as well as at shooting contact with full operational equipment with maximum simulation of real wounding.

As a partner of the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz the conjoint project “Student Entrepreneurship Summer School” has been submitted in terms of “РІТА – Regional Changes” program (the Republic of Poland).

Participation in UNOPS tender in the frames of the EU financial aid project “Support of Reforms in Law Supremacy in Ukraine in terms of police activity, prosecution and Due Administration” as for the development of a training course and educational materials regarding investigation process for members of investigation subdivisions of the State Investigation Bureau of Ukraine.

Participation of the academic staff of Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs as trainers in the international advance training program for Criminal Investigation Bodies of the Department of Justice of the USA (ІСІТАР) in terms of international technical aid program “Support and Provision of Stable Reforms in the National Police of Ukraine” in conducting specialization of district police officers assigned to unified territorial communities.

DSUIA conjointly with the University of Economy in Bydgoszcz has developed and submitted an application to participate in project competition by the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine and Ukrainian-Polish Council in the frames of Ukrainian-Polish youth exchange. The project has been positively evaluated, but failed to be implemented due to the order of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as of 22 July 2020 # 641 “On Quarantine Introduction and Imposition of Strict Measures Against the Pandemic at the Territories with High Spreading of COVID-19 Acute Respiratory Infection caused by SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus”.

Conjoint project of DSUIA, Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council and “WOMEN PLUS” social organization: “Gender Portrait of Dnipropetrovsk Region” is an analytical research that includes actual social-and-demographic statistics and peculiarities of such groups as women and men; it reflects demographic characteristics of the region including trustful indices in such spheres as politics and public administration, civil-and-political (community) life, employment of citizens and unemployment level, healthcare, education, social protection of the community, statistics in the number of women and men in АТО/JFO as well as law enforcement authorities. Besides, the results of international researches have been presented; gender experts have developed sum-ups, conclusions and recommendations, which substantially simplify the application of statistical data in legislation, law enforcement, strategic planning and administration, educational and scientific activity, etc.

Agreement with The Council of Europe in terms of “Internal Displacement in Ukraine: Building Solutions” project for the provision of services on assessment of internal displacement persons’ access to voting rights on local elections and the IDPs’ related local programs. The project aims at strengthening the capacities of internally displaced persons, professionals, institutions and other key stakeholders to improve the human rights protection of IDPs in Ukraine. It also celebrates the fact that IDPs are enabled to vote in the local elections after a landmark adoption of a new regulation by the Central Electoral Commission, which allows for the practical implementation of the newly adopted Electoral Code. This is in line with Council of Europe recommendations and comes after consistent joint advocacy and efforts taken apart or in alliances with the numerous international and national partners. The IDPs had an opportunity to exercise their voting rights on recent local elections held on 25 October 2020. Apart from voting rights, the project advocates for IDPs participation in decision-making process through the tools of local democracy. The project fosters inclusion of IDPs related matters to the local programs of social-economic development or adoption of the target local programs on IDPs integration. The project was implemented with the engagement of Educational-and-Scientific Laboratory for the Research Internally Displaced Persons’ Legal Status Issues and Securing Gender Equality of the Scientific-Research Institute for State Building and Local Self-Government. Result: At the end of December, the results of analytical research were positively assessed and accepted by the Main Office of the Council of Europe (Strasbourg). Afterwards the results of analytical research will be used to make up recommendations either for Ukraine, or for other states faced the problem with forced displacement.

DSUIA conjointly with Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs (Kharkiv, Ukraine) has developed and submitted an application for “Student Academic Mobility (SAM) Ukraine” project funded by the European Union. After the tough examination by experts from Ukraine and Great Britain our joint application won the grant financing. It is the first time for DSUIA cadets to have become the participants of an academic mobility program. Under the results of summer examination session 10 most successful applicants for higher education from the Faculty of Training Specialists for Pre-Trial Investigation Bodies will study at KNUIA within 4 weeks at the beginning of 2021-2022 academic year. House of Europe program supports universities from all regions of Ukraine providing an opportunity to establish cooperation between HEIs and giving students a chance to temporarily study at other partner institutions. The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine selected 9 mobility projects among the number of applications. However, the DSUIA-KNUIA partner application appeared to be the most progressive offer.

Dmytro Sanakoiev, head of Financial and Strategic Investigations Department, Candidate of Law Sciences, police lieutenant colonel, has become a winner of the National Scholarship Program of the Slovak Republic. He is invited by his colleagues from Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica to conduct scientific research “Combatting Organized Crime in the Slovak Republic: Theory and Practice”. The scientific research is scheduled for 4 weeks starting from 20 September, 2021. The grant covers all related expenditures (travel, accommodation, catering) and stipulates stipend payment for the whole research period.

DSUIA joined 4 international consortia, including 3 Horizon calls and 1 Erasmus+ call:

• “Feminist theories and practices in the context of European education: enhancing democracy trough the deconstruction of gendered power relations” (FORESEE), ID 101061702. The project aims at promoting gender equality theoretically and practically through policy recommendations, tools, and solutions for civil society organizations and other stakeholders. As a result, support the quality of democratic governance in more inclusive European societies. Besides, it purpose is understanding of how feminism and gender are used in extreme populist discourses, and counter gender-equality repressive strategies and policies.

• “Evolution of political extremism and its influence on contemporary social and political dialogue” (EXPOL), ID 101095266. The project aims to analyse how the phenomenon of polarisation develops through evidence. How this phenomenon affects the social and political reality of the different EU countries: migration, discrimination on different grounds, policies that are developed, etc. But, on the other hand, the project will also try to identify good practices related to effective governance and positive narratives towards an equitable society and the protection of different political, economic, social and cultural rights within the EU. But these good practices are also, in many cases, identified by polarising elements as extremist or polarized themselves, which can lead to a conception that any element of society has to be placed in the position “either with me or against me”, which paralyses the development of a moderate dialogue.

• “Democratic Methodologies for a Horizontal Society: the role of language education and intercultural communication” (DEMNOS), ID 101094141. The research project aims at answering the question: How can we build a democratic idea of school, which co-construct and share knowledge and experiences and that engages in societal issues? Consequently: How can teachers – especially language teachers – be trained and up-skilled so that they can provide an education which really prepares students to face the challenges of a complex global society, in a respectful, responsible, intercultural and democratic way?

• Erasmus+ КА2 call “Simulation medicine and Scenario-based learning for emergency care” (SimS), ID 101061702. The aim of the project is to improve the first aid and medical emergency care education system by implementing innovative integrating (hybrid) learning activities including scenario-based learning, simulation medicine and competent psychological support (SBL/SM/PsS) for physicians, persons from the category "First on the Scene" and all accident participants.

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