On November 3 – 4, 2017, the 14th International Scientific Conference “Youth Policy: Problems and Prospects” was held to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Law, Sociology and Political Science. The co-organizers of the scientific forum were V.N. Karazin National University in Kharkiv, Zielona Gora University, Poland, Sociological Association of Ukraine and Ukrainian Association of Educational Researchers. The conference was attended by scientists from the Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Institute of Educational Analysis of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, Sumy State University, etc. Foreign science was represented by the delegations of the Zielona Gora University and the Natural and Humanitarian University in Siedlce (both Poland). The issues of the conference were extensive, interesting and extremely relevant. Having some research results, interesting ideas, having conducted a number of sociological studies, the scientific and practical conference enabled a discussion and exchange of thoughts. The moderator of the conference was the head of the department Professor Svetlana Shchudlo.
The greetings to the participants of the conference were extended by Professor Nadiya Skotna, the dean of the Faculty of History, professor Leonid Tymoshenko, and also the head of the Department of Family, Youth and Sports of the Drohobych City Council Lesya Pashko, who awarded Professor Svetlana Shchudlo the Honorary Diploma of the Mayor “For the contribution to the development of the city”. Rector Professor Nadiya Skotna read the greetings from the rector of the V.N. Karazin National University in Kharkiv, president of the Sociological Association of Ukraine, Academician Vil Bakirov on the occasion of the conference and the anniversary of the department.
Associate Professor Yaroslav Komarnytsky delivered presented the achievements of the Department of Law, Sociology and Political Science. In particular, he noted that over 15 years of the department’s work, 670 works were published, including 12 monographs, 78 textbooks and manuals, 520 scientific articles, including 82 published abroad, 60 theses; 19 scientific collections. To commemorate the anniversary, the faculty of the department issued a collective monograph “Youth in Modern European Integration Processes”, as well as a scientific collection of materials entitled “Youth Policy: Problems and Prospects” (Vol. 8, Drohobych – Zielona Gora).
The work of the conference took place in the form of plenary and two sectional meetings. At the plenary meeting of the conference were: Doctor of Philosophy, senior researcher of the Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Serhiy Kurbatov, professor of Zielona Gora University Beata Tszop, professor Svitlana Schudlo.
In the afternoon, the work of the conference continued in two sections: “Multidimensional Character of Youth as a Research Object” and “The Educational Policy: Contemporary Trends”.
The cultural program was also interesting. The attendants had the opportunity to admire the theatrical excursion “Secrets of Drohobych Town Hall”, and they visited the State Historical and Cultural Reserve “Nahuyevychi”.