by Prof. Dr. Olena Shablii and Jana Liashko
The team of the NGO, The German-Ukrainian Jurisprudential Dialogue, and the Scientific German Law Center presented the German-Ukrainian Legal Database – GULD on November 2, 2018 in the main building of the National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv.
GULD was developed by an interdisciplinary German-Ukrainian team, supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany (within the framework of the Ukrainian-German Year of Languages 2017-2018).
This database provides verified and consolidated Ukrainian translations of German legal concepts and professional comments to terms and translations. This resource is needed by specialists from all sectors involved in the process of implementation of the “Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union” as well as in the administrative and judicial reforms. This database will become a source of special knowledge for science and educational purposes, and finally will provide mass media and all Ukrainian citizens with access to understandable legal information. Another advantage of this resource is the possibility of its continuous expansion and improvement, thanks to the tools for submitting changes and suggestions from registered users.
The event was attended by representatives of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ukraine, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the Office for European Integration, the Language and Information Fund of Ukraine, German and Ukrainian scholars and students. Project Coordinators, Prof. Dr. Olena Shablii and DAAD long-term associate professor, Dr. Bernhard Schloer, informed the attendees about the long-term goal of this database, its benefits, prospects for expanding and the potential for application in legal and translation education and practice.
The video-presentation here.
More information in Ukrainian.