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!

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.
The Constitution is the basic Law of the state and society. Not without reason Americans compare the Constitution with the Bible. The level of the society development is determined by the level of citizen awareness of the Constitution. The knowledge of the Constitution allows to realize the laws of state development, political processes, causes and consequences of political party activities. The Constitution proclaims the rights and obligations of a citizen, but the text of the document may be difficult for understanding by one with no specific background in the field of Laws. The course explains what constitutional provisions mean and how they can be used in practice. The course is developed for people who have no legal education. At the same time, it may be interesting for professional lawyers and politicians. The course is in Ukrainian. It is freely accessible and open to everyone.
What can we do to motivate people to change their behavior, to get rid of bad habits or try to do something useful for society? Asking this, we don’t mean psychology or personal effectiveness and goal achievement. We mean social problems and the possibility to resolve them using traditional marketing. This course is addressed to activists, NGO staff, representatives of civil society, all those who try to influence social behavior and want to change the country for the better. It clearly demonstrates that the standard approaches of commercial marketing can work effectively in the social area. The course is in Russian. It is freely accessible and open to everyone.
The digital technology development provides new opportunities for influencing the situation, rather than being a passive observer. Our practical e-democracy course targets a wide audience. Authors help people to understand what an electronic (or digital) democracy is, how and with which instruments they can influence government, receive state services, join the processes of country management, create their own project and change this world for the better. The course is in Ukrainian. It is freely accessible and open to everyone.
«Human rights» is the topic that was under active discussion during the Revolution of Dignity that took place in Ukraine in February 2014. Ukraine received a chance to build a democratic country where human rights are respected. An integral part of this process is legal education. A person who knows one's rights is no longer defenseless. This course is for those who want to discover legal standards, to learn the values that lie in the international human rights system, and understand the significance of human rights in the transformation of modern Ukraine. The course is in Ukrainian. It is freely accessible and open to everyone.
The course is based on theoretical knowledge of Ukrainian Law on Public Procurement, as well as on the analysis of cases from real situations. By analyzing and exploring public procurement, people can understand where and how they can find corrupt components and how to track unfair tenders. It is also provided what they need to do in such cases, where to go and how to deny suspicious tenders. The main purpose of this course is to induce people not to stand aside, but to join the process of reforming public procurement and combating corruption. The course in is in Ukrainian. It is freely accessible and open to everyone.