By Yana Liashko
Half-day round-tables took place at the National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv in June and October 2018. Thus, the series of events within this DAAD-funded project “Alumni Network Ukraine-Germany” 2018 have been successfully completed in the Ukrainian capital.
The first rounde-table was held under the motto “Society in Dialogue” on June 7, 2018. The focus of this event was on such topics as banners and efficient social security systems in Germany and success factors of start-ups. The second round table “Career“ took place on 19 October 2018. The main idea of the event was to present different career possibilities, which one has after the stay (job, study, research etc.) in Germany.
An important aspect of the program was the presentation of funding opportunities for Ukrainian researchers and young scientists, the activities of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society/The UKRAINE Network and the program “Migration for Development (PME)”, which support returning experts. Above all, it was about job perspectives for the motivated experts, who returned from Germany in order to intensify the knowledge and know-how transfer back to their home country.
These two German-Ukrainian events were rounded off by the varied testimonials of those alumni who already had practical experience in Germany and who successfully implemented their “German”-experiences in Ukraine, working at national and international companies and contributing to scientific, economic and social development of Ukraine.