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22 Feb. 2006


Winter Academy in Lviv

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Web site of the National Ivan Franko University of Lviv

The National Ivan Franko University of Lviv organised its third yearly Winter Academy for students from 22 to 24 February 2006 , with the support of the NATO Information and Documentation Centre in Ukraine . The event focused on the theme of “ NATO, Security and New Democracies: Current Cooperation and Future Prospects”.

Participants included students from all regions of Ukraine , who are studying international relations and journalism and have a particular interest in global security issues. Students from Belarus , Estonia , Poland , Romania and Russia were also invited to take part in the three-day event

The Academy gave students the opportunity to exchange views with NATO officials and academics and experts on security issues. Topics of discussion included new global security issues; Ukraine’s Intensified Dialogue with NATO on its membership aspirations; NATO’s cooperation and relationships with Partner countries ; the transformation of NATO as demonstrated in current operations and efforts to address today’s security challenges; and the importance of public diplomacy efforts as well as the development of civil society.

Three more regional Academies are planned in 2006 for three respective target groups, with the support of the NATO Information and Documentation Centre.