Submitted on February 2018 for the funding CRIMHUM-Project was approved. Now we are carrying out preparation activities (project registration with national authorities, contractual issues with the European Commission, etc.) The Project should be launched on January 15, 2019.

Meanwhile, our project team will construct this site and fill it with the necessary information.

We've already launched Facebook-Page of our Project to inform you rapidly about our Project and its deliverables.

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Prof. Gabriele Schmölzer (Graz), CRIMHUM-Project Co-ordinator and Dr. Vadzim Samaryn (Minsk), CRIMHUM-Project QM were attending on 28-29 January 2019 Grantholders' Meeting for Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education in Brussels City / Belgium.

The CRIMHUM Team expanded knowledge of the requirements for the project management of the Erasmus + “Capacity building in the field of higher education” to prepare for the implementation of the project “Modernisation of master programmes for future judges, prosecutors, investigators with respect to European standard on human rights”.

The knowledge in the area of project monitoring, knowledge about the features of the Erasmus + KA2 financial management was gained during special workshops.

There was meeting with project-officer of the Executive Agency, responsible for the region of Eastern Europe, France Dantin, as well as the representative of the National Erasmus + Office in Ukraine Svetlana Shitykova. The questions raised in preparation for the implementation of the project have got their answers.

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Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz hospitably hosted the Kick-Off Meeting and Initial Conference of the CRIMHUM-project from 28 April to 2 May 2019.


This event was attended by representatives of the partner organizations: the University of Graz (project coordinator / Austria), the University of Potsdam (Germany), Aix-Marseille Université (France), the Faculty of Law of the University of Rijeka (Croatia), Vilnius University (Lithuania), Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus), Hrodna State University named after Yanka Kupala (Belarus), Lviv National University named after Ivan Franko (Ukraine), Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Kharkiv, Ukraine), National University “Odesa Law Academy” (Ukraine), Belarusian Republican Union of Lawyers (NGO, Belarus).


The events were chaired by the project coordinator Professor Gabriele Schmölzer and the project managers Professor Thomas Krüssmann and Associate Professor Vadzim Samaryn.


During the Kick-off Meeting, the project and the participants were welcomed by the Vice-Rector for Studies and Teaching, Prof. Dr. Martin Polaschek and by the Dean of the Law Faculty, Prof. Dr. Johannes Zollner. The participants were greeted by H.E. Oleksandr Scherba, Ambassador of Ukraine to Austria, Mag. Andrei Yaroshkin on behalf of H.E. Alena Kupchyna, Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Austria, Abg.z.NR. Prof. Dr. Josef Smolle on behalf of Landeshauptmann Hermann Schützenhöfer.


The project coordinators presented the main idea and goals, forms of interaction of the project partners. Quality Manager Vadzim Samaryn delivered a detailed report on the main stages and content of the project implementation. Then Project Manager Thomas Krüssmann introduced the partner universities from the European Union (Programme Countries). The representatives of the universities from Belarus and Ukraine presented their institutions.


In the evening, the participants attended the reception on behalf of the mayor in the Town Hall, where they also heard information about Graz as the city of Human Rights (the Graz Human Rights Council, Mag. Daniela Grabovac).


The first part of the following day covered a wide range of issues, including discussion of the content and the financial part of the project, its methodology and principles; project managers and logo were adopted, working groups were built, as well as the planned activities for 2019 were discussed. The participants discussed prepared structures of the National Concepts of the new Master program and the questions for the questionnaire as well as the methodology its carrying out.



The preliminary content of the course books was presented by the national teams and discussed. The last part of the event was devoted to the discussion of the books and equipment to be purchased within the project.


The useful part of the conference were study visits:


a visit to the management of the High Regional Court and the State Prosecutor’s Office of Styria (the project participants were explained about the system of training for judicial and prosecutorial staff in Austria),


a visit to the Museum of Criminology at the Law School of the University of Graz, where the excursion was led by its director Priv.-Doz. MMag. DDr. Christian Bachhiesl.


The host university organized for the participants of the event a city tour with a “climbing” to the Schlossberg mountain.


Participants from Belarus and Ukraine also took the opportunity and attended Eggenberg Palace and the Park nearby.


Following the implementation of the work program of the events, all the planned issues were discussed and a solid foundation was laid for further fruitful and barrier-free work with the project coordinators and partner organizations.


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On the 31st of May 2019 the International conference «ECHR’s Jurisprudence in Digital Era» was held ay the National University «Odessa Law Academy» with the participation of four Judges representing European Court of Human Rights, including Ganna Yudkivska, Armen Harutyunyan, Latif Huseynov and Lado Chanturia.


Legal scholars examined the issues of legal methodology in European jurisprudence, the case law of the ECHR, practices in the field of the Internet and artificial intelligence, digital technologies, protection of human intellectual property in the Internet, protection of the right to privacy, freedom in expressing one’s opinion , tolerance and correctness of communication in the Internet within the existing legislative framework in this area.


Before the meeting, a welcoming speech of the President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky was read to the participants of the conference. The President of Ukraine wished the audience success in holding international readings on topical legal issues within the framework of ensuring human rights in Ukraine.


During the Conference its participants got information on the implementing of the CRIMHUM Project at the National University «Odessa Law Academy» and other Ukrainian partner universities.

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Over the past months, CRIMHUM teams in different cities (from Kharkiv to Marseille and from Odesa to Vilnius) organised meetings with colleagues at their universities and even from other partner universities, discussed the Concept of the modernised master program, the results of alumni surveys, approaches to the creation of course books, changes in curricula. It was made in person, per Skype, other video-chats or per E-mail.


From time to time they were distracted to take pictures and keep you informed about our activities.


Such pictures we publish in a special gallery as soon as they become available. But the latest information is always available on our Facebook page - join us there.

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