Civic Education in Ukraine

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Online courses

The first experience of the Open University of Maidan (OUM) activities helped us to make several important conclusions. First of all, our team should apply different approaches and observe the issues from different perspectives to implement changes as it is hard to realize what will be needed in the process, what programs should be outlined and how to establish a systematic approach in one’s studying. Gained experience supported us in our decision to create “Concerned Activist’s School” educational program. This school is the result of facilitators', psychologists', activists', and leaders’ work. Implementing the experience of 26 events we had held all over Ukraine, we transformed the School into a branch of massive open online courses that provide a balanced and comprehensive base of knowledge about public activism, have straight structure and deliver simple and precise messages.
It is extremely crucial that “Concerned Activist’s School” as many other complex programs by the OUM is always changing and adopting concerning demands of the society and patterns of its development. But how does it actually works? If you are interested in one of our massive open online courses and sign up for it, our platform automatically signs you up for all the online courses of this program. Complex programs require not only the successful ending of the particular online courses but final assignment completing. When you end the course you may get your Certificate. This part contains complex solutions of the issues in the civil society sphere. The main objective of the complex programs is to help us with an efficient understanding of the courses and experts effectiveness in answering complicated questions that are on your list. Topics of our courses may correlate with your particular problems and may be instrumental in the troubleshooting process. The platform creates new opportunities for those responsible and active members of the communities who are ready to change themselves and their communities. Choose your program now and enjoy the education process on the OUM!

We have developed this complex program to help each citizen quickly gain the knowledge how to build a real dialogue with the authorities: "What is being done? Why? Whose benefit? How does it improve the quality of our lives? " The program includes the following courses:
  • Public Control
  • Community & Authorities: Productive Channels of Influence
  • Activism in the Digital Sphere: Toolkit of E-Democracy
  • Combating Corruption in the Government Procurement Sphere
  • Public Contracts and Civil Society Monitoring
  • Digital Public Registers
All the courses that are part of the program are freely available and open to everyone.
We and EdEra created two courses about Medical Information Systems – The Principles of Medical Reform with a help of eHealth – for doctors and administration. Medical Informational Systems allow the patient to receive high-quality service from the doctors. It also allows controlling the effectiveness of the money and recourses use at the medical institutions and lessen potential corruption risks. eHealth allows creating one system to coordinate all health care activities – medical practice, medical institutions management, medical law, pharmaceutics and informational support for the patients. eHealth implementation takes time and has many iterations. The first iteration is to involve all the centers and doctors that provide First Aid and Emergency services. So that we created these courses to standardize the approach of eHealth implementation in different regions of Ukraine. This course was created by OUM and EdEra with support from U-LEAD with Europe and collaboration with Estonian Agency eGovernance Academy. The course is in Ukrainian. It is free-of-charge and available for everyone.
Academic Integrity is a foundation of a high-quality education.    Higher Education in Ukraine is transforming and developing gradually. Implementation of the academic integrity principles in studying, teaching and science is a key element of higher education development.    We developed an online course about the Academic Integrity to let the students, lectors, scientists, managers, and directors of higher education institutions implement its principles in practice.    The course describes the following issues:  
  • What is academic integrity?  
  • What is plagiarism?  
  • How to avoid plagiarism in academic writing?  
  • What are the preconditions of creating an area of academic integrity?  
  • How to create an area of academic integrity in the university?
The course is open for everyone. 
The Conscious Citizen School is a complex program of civic education launched by the founders of the Open University of Maidan and the Dialogue on Maidan initiative in January-February 2014. The purpose of this program is the formation of proactive civil society in the Ukrainian regions: assistance to local activists in search ideas and formation of teams that will realize different projects in their communities to change the situation for the better. The program comprises 10 courses and covers various aspects of the development at the personal and institutional levels. All the courses are freely accessible and open to everyone.
All Ukrainian citizens are the clients of administrative services. People need to receive passports, driver’s license and other documents, register a place of residence, marriage, car, real estate, get building permits etc. The issuance of these documents are the administrative services. Most of the administrative services should be provided in single integrated offices – the Administrative Service Centers (ASC). How to provide the best service in the Administrative Service Centers? How to deal with non-standard or conflict situations or create the best conditions for the citizens? This course answers all these questions. The course is based on materials of the Single Requirements for the quality of ASC service, which are recommended by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine. During the course participants can learn from the practical experience of administrative service managers and find out practical psychologist recommendations concerning communication and citizen service. The course is in Ukrainian. It is freely accessible and open to everyone.
This online course is developed for public activists who wish to improve their knowledge and skills in public event organization. The participants will familiarize themselves with the important rules for successful implementation of creative campaigns. This course is interesting for all those who believe they are changemakers, but do not know where to start with, or how to proceed further in order to achieve their goals. The course is in Russian. It is freely accessible and open to everyone.
It is widely known that civil society is an integral part of a developed democratic state. Therefore, it is necessary to understand the main points that influence its formation, as well as facilitate the establishment of effective dialogue and interaction with the authorities. This course helps participants to form a practical understanding of how people can engage in policy development processes at the local and national levels. In addition, the course guests are well-known activists and public figures who will share their experience to implement changes using existing instruments of influence. The course is in Ukrainian. It is freely accessible and open to everyone.
It is possible to change the situation in Ukraine for the better when citizens take responsibility and start to control and influence the situation, and not only through elections. Each citizen has to set a question where and how the budget funds are spent and how the communal property of the community is managed. Taxes must work for people and so citizens must carefully monitor all such activities, because it affects the lives of every citizen, every family. This course shows how to control public procurement and operations with public / communal property. The course is in Ukrainian. It is freely accessible and open to everyone.
This course is developed to help companies effectively form and strengthen their team. Respect for human rights, equality in the workplace, non-discrimination is an important factor that can be used as strong motivation. Such approaches have been implemented by international companies and can easily be mastered by Ukrainians. The course shows how to create an atmosphere of trust and respect for the work team and resolve conflicts that are provoked by misunderstandings and stereotypes. The course helps participants develop a policy of equality for their business and learn how to use non-monetary motivation methods. The course is in Ukrainian. It is freely accessible and open to everyone.
Citizens should clearly understand the mechanism of public control to influence local authorities effectively. The course explains how to analyze the work of local authorities, to get assess with their documents and evaluate their decisions. It shows how to defend citizen’s rights and control the authorities when they act against the law. To the end people are starting to realize that the control of local authorities is the citizens' responsibility. The public control activates communities, develops self-government, presents actual democracy and show its work in practice. The task of the course is to promote the development of such activities. The course is in Ukrainian. It is freely accessible and open to everyone.