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Training “Simulation exercise. Strengthening the interaction of subjects in the field of combating human trafficking” took place in Vinnytsia. The training lasted for a few days. Based on the scenarios developed by the experts, the participants worked out joint actions during the investigation of cases of labor and sexual exploitation.

The event was held within the framework of the OSCE project “Expansion of the National Mechanism of Interaction of Entities Implementing Measures in the Field of Combating Human Trafficking in Ukraine”.

Representatives of Vinnytsia and Zhytomyr region took part in the simulation exercise.

According to Deputy Minister of Social Policy Olha REVUK on her official Facebook page, this training has become another important step in the framework of events to mark Europe Day in Ukraine. “It’s planned to hold a series of such simulation exercises for representatives of other regions,” she announced.

Тrainings were conducted to improve the practical skills of identifying victims, to ensure a holistic approach and comprehensive assistance to victims of labor and sexual exploitation, and to strengthen the interdisciplinary approach at various stages of combating human trafficking.

Head of the Department of Actualization of Education and Practical Training of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs Oleksandra ZAKHAROVA also joined tThe event. After completing the training she received a certificate of completion on the simulation exercise.

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Mykola APETYK, a third-year student at the Institute of Law of the Lviv State University of Internal Affairs, won second place at the VII International Student Summit “Human Rights in the Contemporary Globalization Challenges”.

The event was organized by Dnipro State University of Internal Affairs and the Association of Ukrainian Lawyers.

The International Student Summit brought together young people from Ukrainian and foreign universities to discuss their scientific achievements.

This year the event was held remotely, and its participants were 39 teams, from which the best 19 were selected. The topic of LvSUIA student's work Affairs was the issue of ensuring the digital rights of the child in Ukraine. “In modern world, one in three teens has used the Internet at least once, and one in five is already actively using social media. However, along with such opportunities, new threats arise. About 60% of children aged 8 to 12 are vulnerable to cyber risks and violations of their rights online, because children usually use the Internet without even suspecting that their rights may be endangered,” says Mykola APETYK.

As a result, the work of LvSUIA student was recognized as one of the best and he was awarded II place. According to the organizers, the International Student Summit was held to increase the positive image of the legal profession in Ukraine, stimulate the creativity of young scholars and practitioners in the field of law and improve the knowledge of applicants on topical issues of modern state-building processes.

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Another webinar from the European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine took place at Lviv State University of Internal Affairs. Felix GAUTSCH, Police and Community Interaction Advisor-Trainee of the EUAM Lviv Office, told the cadets about human rights in the context of police work.

“It’s important that the police not only know what international human rights standards are, but also facilitate their implementation. Human rights should be a kind of guide for law enforcement officers,” said Felix GAUTSCH. He also acquainted the cadets with the triangle of the state's obligations to protect human rights and spoke about the violations that may be committed by law enforcement officers during arrest or interrogation. Such illegal acts may include torture, psychological violence, ignoring a prisoner's complaints, and so on.

Finally, the EUAM specialist answered all the questions of the cadets and wished them success.

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Lviv State University of Internal Affairs hosted a webinar on “Detection, Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes”. Nina PELKONEN and Felix GAUTSCH, the EUAM police-community coaching advisers, spoke about why it’s important for law enforcement to be tolerant and impartial.

“All people believe in certain stereotypes, have certain kinds of prejudices. That’s why it is important for a police officer to understand what tolerance is and thus be able to prevent crimes committed with a biased purpose against, for example, certain ethnic groups,” said Nina PELKONEN. She also noted that she has repeatedly faced prejudice against her profession, as some people believe that women have no place in the police. Felix GAUTSCH added that bullying and other hate crimes always tend to escalate further, and that’s why they should be prevented as soon as possible.

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Participants of AIESEC, an international student organization, told the students of the Institute of Law about the opportunities for internships abroad and joint projects with UNICEF.

They presented students with three types of possible internships: Global Volunteer - social internships abroad to solve social problems, Global Teacher - professional paid internships abroad for teachers and Global Talent - long-term professional paid internships for career growth. AIESEC is existing since 1946 and aims to achieve peace and develop leadership among young people through international exchanges. The Lviv branch of the organization was formed in 1994 and now unites more than 100 participants. In particular, two third-year students of the Institute of Law, Yulia BALAN and Yulia NIKITINA, have been members of the cell for more than a year. Yulia BALAN was one of the organizers of the “Biggest Lesson in the World” in Lviv region (held jointly with UNICEF), and Yulia NIKITINA works in the department responsible for the legal and financial side of the organization.

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Round table discussion was held at Lviv State University of Internal Affairs on topical issues of training specialists for units involved in combating crimes related to human trafficking and criminal investigation. Scientists, practitioners and international experts joined the discussion. The event was held remotely via online platform ZOOM. LvSUIA Rector Roman BLAHUTA addressed participants of the discussion with a welcoming speech. He noted that Lviv State University of Internal Affairs is a specialized institution of higher education for the training of specialists in the field of combating human trafficking and general criminal offenses.

“Our task is to carry out quality educational activities to ensure the security needs of the Ukrainian people and state,” Roman BLAHUTA stressed. He also noted an importance of implementing the best European experience in police training. Finally, the Head of the university wished all participants a fruitful discussion and interesting ideas. “We are not holding the last such event. I’m sure that we’ll be able to discuss these issues in different formats - in educational and scientific, at the Lviv State University of Internal Affairs and abroad,” said Roman BLAHUTA.

The discussion was moderated by the Deputy Director of the Institute for the Training of Specialists for National Police Units Danylo YOSYFOVYCH.

The round table took place in several directions. First of all, participants discussed educational concepts and technologies for training police officers. The discussion was started by Marek DZIERZEGA, Senior Adviser on General Police Activities of the EUAM Lviv Office, who spoke about the police education system in Poland. His colleague, Felix GAUTSCH, Police and Community Adviser and Coordinator for the Mission's Field Office, briefed an audience on the specifics of police training in Austria.

The next panel discussed the latest trends and issues in the activities of units to combat crimes related to human trafficking, and criminal investigation, taking them into account in improving the quality of vocational training. Representatives of the Lviv Region Police Taras ILCHYSHYN, Deputy Head of the Migration Police Department, Dmytro KOBELKA, Head of the Organizational-Analytical Support and Rapid Response Department, Andriy TKACHYK, Deputy Head of the Investigation Department, and Olha KOVALCHUK, Head of the Juvenile Prevention Department, shared their views on this topic. Larysa DANYLCHUK, Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy at Khmelnytsky National University, made a report on current trends and new challenges in the problem of human trafficking in Ukraine.

The round table also discussed the current state and prospects of training specialists in the priority profiles of vocational education at LvSUIA. The speakers of the discussion were the deans of the faculties that train specialists for the National Police units – Ihor SIDORUK, Ruslan SHEKHAVTSOV and Stepan HNATYUK.

The event ended with a discussion of the implementation of educational programs taking into account the needs of stakeholders.

During the round table, participants expressed many ideas for improving the training of specialists for the National Police in the field of combating human trafficking and general crimes. In particular, they stressed the importance of involving practitioners in classes for cadets, as this will undoubtedly help them to acquire competencies that meet the expectations of stakeholders.

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Cadets of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs took part in a webinar on cyberbullying. The training was conducted by Jan DANCO and Felix GAUTSCH, police and community liaison trainers of the Lviv Field Office of the European Union Advisory Mission. The event was attended by cadets of faculties №1, №2 and №3, as well as undergraduates.

EUAM experts spoke about the main elements that characterize cyberbullying. These include the use of electronic means of harassment, intentional harm, recurrence, irresponsibility, anonymity, and so on. “Bullying is a deliberate act. Bullers understand that they are harming others and continue to do so on purpose,” said Felix GAUTSCH.

According to Jan DANCO, online bullying can be particularly traumatic, as abusive comments or images are often available to the general public and spread very quickly. If a child is exposed to cyberbullying, he becomes shy and detached, with a bad mood, can act aggressively towards others, has learning difficulties. “It's important to tell your loved ones right away what's going on. Don’t delete offensive messages, as they may become evidence. First, inform the administration of the site or social network about the case of cyberbullying - and if there is no result, don’t be afraid to contact the police,” said Jan DANCO.

During the online lesson, the cadets shared their own stories, asked the coaches various questions and received comprehensive answers. It is worth noting that the webinar was organized by the Department of actualization of education and practical training of the university.

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Representatives of Lviv State University of Internal Affairs took part in the presentation “Guidelines for the integration of gender approaches into the training system for the security and defense sector of Ukraine.”

The presentation was conducted with the participation of the Government Commissioner for Gender Policy, UN Technical Assistance for Women in Ukraine with funding from the Government of Sweden.

LvSUIA was represented by the Rector Roman BLAHUTA, Vice-Rectors Olha BALYNSKA and Marian HURKOVSKY, Rector’s Adviser on Gender Issues Iryna YEVKHUTYCH, scientific & pedagogical staff, heads of departments and representatives of educational departments of the University Institutes.

The event was also attended by the Government Commissioner for Gender Integration Kateryna LEVCHENKO, representatives of the UN Women, rectors of higher education institutions of the security and defense sector of Ukraine, representatives of public authorities and international organizations.

The presentation was opened with a welcoming speech by the Government Commissioner for Gender Policy Kateryna LEVCHENKO, who is a co-author and editor of the Guidelines.

“This document is an example of the institutionalization of gender approaches in the educational process of higher education institutions. It corresponds to the current directions of the state gender policy, which is implemented by the institutions of the security and defense sector of Ukraine, as well as the program of government activities to take into account the gender component”.

“Today, gender policy is derived from the exclusively social sphere and is a matter of strategic development not only of the security and defense sector, but of society as a whole. Such a principle and reality must be reflected, taking into account both practical and scientific-educational activities,” the Government Commissioner said.

At the end of her speech, she wished the audience success and interesting discussions.

LvSUIA Rector Roman BLAHUTA greeted the participants of the online meeting.

“Implementation of the Methodological Recommendations is very significant for education in general and for institutions with specific conditions in particular. This is a bold challenge that demonstrates the need for the security sector to implement approaches to gender parity. This allows to form new educational components in the implementation of educational-professional and educational-scientific programs, to develop issues at the level of research works and to critically comprehend the organization of professional activity”.

“We are actively implementing the Guidelines for the integration of gender approaches into the system of training specialists for the security and defense sector of Ukraine. We have identified the need to create an Information and Counseling Center for Gender Competences within the Legal Clinic and to introduce a number of disciplines, for example, “Criminal Justice and Gender Mainstreaming”, “Qualifications and Fundamentals of Domestic Violence Investigation”, “Gender Psychology”, “Sex Psychology”, Which are taught by our staff, who in turn have been trained and retrained,” - added the head of the university.

The Rector is convinced that constant discussion, possibility of exchanging views is perhaps the best way to implement these recommendations in practice.

A plan to assess the feasibility and feasibility of gender mainstreaming in educational institutions of the security and defense sector of Ukraine and foreign experience of gender mainstreaming in the security and defense sector (f.e., the police) was presented during the presentation.

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Webinar on Event Management was held at Lviv State University of Internal Affairs. Svetla PETROVA, a counselor-coach of the regional office of the EUAM in Lviv region, told LvSUIA cadets about the nuances of the militiaman's work during the inspection of the consequences of the criminal event.

The class focused on various concepts of policing at the crime scene: “First of all, management is the protection of the scene for the investigation and analysis of the criminal scene. Secondly, it is, in fact, a collection of documents and evidence for the implementation of investigative actions,said Svetla PETROVA.

During the webinar, she also talked about the specific stages of work at the scene, the powers of law enforcement and the consequences of his/her improper activities, as well as asked cadets interactive questions.

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Lviv State University of Internal Affairs hosted a scientific-practical Web conference Management and Security: Theoretical and Applied Aspects. The event was timed to the 15th anniversary of the Department of Management and was held remotely via Zoom platform.

Scientists from leading universities of Ukraine, representatives of public organizations, companies, unions, as well as Lviv Regional Council, Department of Education and Science of Lviv Regional State Administration, Research Forensic Center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Ivano-Frankivsk joined the conference.

In addition, the event was attended by LvSUIA international colleagues from universities in Brazil, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Thailand and Slovakia.

Olha BALYNSKA, LvSUIA Vice-Rector, addressed the audience with a welcoming speech.

Today's event is very important and it demonstrates the number and quality of participants we see in front of us.

The Vice-Rector noted that during these 15 years the Department of Management has established cooperation with higher education institutions both in the field of training of security specialists and in the field of development of scientific research and achievements.

We sincerely wish this department growth, but it is especially nice to welcome our foreign colleagues, because thanks to them that this event has gained international status, said the professor.

Olha BALYNSKA also thanked foreign colleagues who found an opportunity to join this scientific event. She noted that today's conference is intended to be a good fruitful dialogue and a platform for constructive discussions.

After that, the Director of LvSUIA Institute of Management, Psychology and Security Viacheslav BLIKHAR had a welcoming speech.

Vasyl FRANCHUK, Vice-Rector of the University, also greeted the participants of the Internet conference.

YANKIV Myron, Rector of the Lviv Institute of Management, also joined the congratulations. He stressed that today's topic is becoming more relevant for our country every day.

The work of the conference was built in several directions. Current issues of management and security activities in the context of today's globalization challenges were discussed during the online meeting. It was about organizational and managerial aspects of ensuring the economic security of enterprises. Participants also discussed the topic of socio-psychological and legal aspects of security activities. In addition, they talked about the financial security of the state and businesses.

Particularly, participants spoke about the development and formation of an intellectual system for assessing the impact of spirituality on human life; reforming the forestry management system of Ukraine; controlling in the system of local self-government, cybersecurity of modern consumption and much more.

It is planned to organize a collection of scientific materials according to the results of the scientific event.