In September 2016, the Faculty of International Relations and the Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology of Voronezh State University started implementing the Educational Module “Migration in the European Union: concerns and prospects”, an Erasmus+ project within Jean Monnet Actions. The heads of the project are Natalia Zhurbina, associate professor at the Faculty of International Relations, and Elena Yakushkina, associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Psychology. When the grant agreement had been signed, presentations about the educational module were held at the Faculties. During that stage the goals and aims of the project, its stages and activities, were planned for 2017.
On 13 January 2017, the project results of the first term of 2016 were discussed at the Department of Regional Studies and International Economies of the Faculty of International Relations. Within the intercultural communication course, fourth year bachelor’s students defended their project work dedicated to the social and cultural adaptation of migrants. First year master’s students did a course in ‘Problems of migration in European countries’ and wrote and defended their final analytical works on ‘Migration processes as presented by European media” using a European country as an example.
In April 2017, the international role play “Model UN” will be held. The conference will include a meeting session of a committee which will be dedicated to the issues of migration in Europe. The results of the forum are planned for publication.