Cooperation of Universities supporting the development of security and crisis management of the Lublin and Lutsk transborder regions


Cooperation of Universities supporting the development of security and crisis management

of the Lublin and Lutsk transborder regions

is co-financed by the European Union

under the Cross-Border Cooperation Program

Poland-Belarus-Ukraine 2014-2020



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Overall objective of the project

Strengthening the cooperation between regions of Lublin and Luck, and increasing the efficiency of border checks by improving the competence, and qualifications of Polish and Ukrainian border, and customs services, and the acquisition and delivery of complex information in the field of border management

Specific objectives

Improving the interpersonal and social skills, and biofeedback training for the staff of Polish and Ukrainian border and customs services, necessary to increase the efficiency of border checks

Improving the qualifications of the staff of Polish and Ukrainian border and customs services in the field of border management, including prevention and limitation of illegal migration and trafficking, and the campaign against organized crime, needed to increase the effectiveness of border checks

Acquisition and delivery of up to date, and comprehensive information relating to border management in the field of prevention and limitation of illegal migrationand trafficking, and the campaign against organized crime, needed to increase the effectiveness of border checks


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The first working meeting of the project team, November 29-30, 2018

International Starting Conference "Cross-border cooperation between Poland and Ukraine.Opportunities and problems"

The International Starting Conference "Transborder cooperation between Poland and Ukraine". Opportunities and problems" was held on December 4th in the city Tomaszow Lubelski within the framework of a joint project with Lublin Catholic John Paul II University "Cooperation of Universities to support the development of thesecurity and crisis management of Lublin and Lutsk transboundary regions".
During the conference cultural, economic and geopolitical issues were discussed. In particular, the first panel outlined historical, cultural and theological issues on the analysis of selected trends in historical policy and the development of Polish-Ukrainian border cooperation. Yasina Lukash, Ezhy Nikolaev, Olexandr Kuchabski were the main speakers at the conference.
The second panel was presented by Ukrainian participants: Pavel Sheremeta, Natalia Vavdiyuk and Olga Sazonets as well as Polish expert Tadeush Ivanski. The speakers in their reports highlighted the issues of global economic security and the launch of Ukrainian small and medium businesses on the Polish market.

During the third panel Ryshard Sudul and Leshek Maksymovich discussed opportunities for cooperation with the Polish neighbors and changes in the border infrastructure of the partner countries.

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Project summary

 This aim of the PL-UA common project is to support the processes of security and crisis management on both sides of PLUA border: the EU external border. Mutual border traffic is very intensive. This is why it seems to be necessary to diagnose problems related to functioning of the border institutions and to undertake actions to support their actions, among others, through trainings reinforcing soft skills, especially interpersonal and social skills. Due to geopolitics of PL and UA, they are facing challenges in the area of security and crisis management. This situation is caused by war in Eastern part of UA, terrorist risk (including cyberspace) and migration movements. Therefore it is justified to undertake 2 editions of postgraduate studies in this field. Intensified social research (including empirical) contribute to the development of knowledge in above-mentioned field, not only at universities, but also in third and public sector. Thanks to that, the competences of guard staff and their knowledge about contemporary challenges in the area of security and crisis management will be upraised. Promulgating academic research concerning this matter will contribute to better understanding the specifics of cross-border activity and express how essential it is to state and civil security of PL/UA. Trainings and postgraduate studies will allow to add soft skills to few hundred of border guard staff and institutions affecting the objective matter. Organization of 2 conferences and publication of 3 books (one report from research and 2 related to conferences) will affect wider promotion of problematic aspects within matter under discussion. It is going to influence positively the cross-border agencies in PL and UA, universities as well as the society on both sides of the border. Implementation of these intentions is directly related to cooperation necessity among institutions on both sides. Mutual recognition, sharing the knowledge, experience and support will affect positively the effects of planned activities.

The project assumes long-term impact on all target groups. In the case of staff and border services are planning to continue systematic cooperation on information exchange, training and research in cross-border area challenges, including the diagnosis of socio-political changes in the context of new challenges (combating illegal migration and trade, combating organized crime). It is planned to continue the offer of postgraduate studies for a wider range of interested parties, to provide analyzes, to monitor needs and to publish monographs in the project. In the case of people crossing the border, the inhabitants of the border regions may be planning actions to investigate changes and improve the effectiveness of border checks. The ongoing collaboration of the scientific community will continue and will certainly contribute to the internationalization of the academic offer and the attempt to implement new practical solutions. Both partners are systematically cooperating with border services, so it seems natural to conduct further studies and post-project analyzes to assist the expert in supporting these services. The sustainability of the results after the end of the project will be based on the resources of both partners. As part of the research institutes operating in both universities (faculties, departments), activities will be continued to support the effectiveness of cross-border issues.

The long-term financial and institutional sustainability of the project will be ensured by the organizational, legal and financial capacity of the beneficiaries. After the completion of the project, the viability of the main project products will be provided by KUL and LNTU. Both partners are financed by means of the state budget, which will provide financial and institutional stability of the use of project results. LB and B1 have steady financial income in the form of membership fees and charitable aid. Both partners will continue to carry out a promotion and information campaign, research and training activities aimed at supporting improving the quality of the work of the border services. The events will not be commercial. The sustainability of the project will be further enhanced by the signing of Protocol on cooperation between the Partner institutions after project implementation. All publications developed during the project (educational materials, 3 books) will be available in pdf format at the project websites and will be sent to all interested persons and institutions. Environmental sustainability: the project has a positive impact on the environment on both sides of the border.

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Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II

Aleje Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin, Польща

tel. +48 81 445 41 38


Lutsk National Technical University

Address: Lvivska st. 75, Lutsk,

Volyn region, Ukraine, 43000

+380 332 746 103





The main tasks of The Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine are:

To promote political and economic ties between Ukraine and the European Union by maintaining an effective dialogue with government institutions and raising awareness of the European Union, its institutions and programs;

To monitor the implementation of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Ukraine and the EU;

To inform the public about the development of the European Union, explain and defend certain aspects of EU policy;

To participate in the implementation of EU external assistance programs.

The Cross-border Cooperation (CBC) Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine

The Cross-border Cooperation (CBC) Programme Poland-Belarus-Ukraine for 15 years supports the cross-border development processes in the borderland of Poland, Belarus and Ukraine by co-funding diverse projects. All projects funded within the Programme are non profit ones and contribute to the improvement of quality of life of inhabitants of eastern Poland and western Ukraine and Belarus. Each undertaking financed within the Programme shall demonstrate strong cross-border effect, not only through established partnership between institutions from these three countries, but mainly thanks to the results of the activities and its positive impact on the border territory.