Implementation of European Border Guards’ Common Educational Standards in Ukraine: Comparative Analysis

Authors

  • Andrii Balendr Border Guard Academy, Ukraine http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4610-2830
  • Viacheslav Biletskyi National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Anatolii Iakymchuk National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Serhii Sinkevych National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Vasyl Korolov National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
  • Ihor Bloshchynskyi Faculty of Foreign Languages and Humanities, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/rrem/114

Keywords:

Border Guards’ training, harmonization, common curriculum, European Union Member States, cooperation.

Abstract

The paper reports on the results of implementation of European Union (EU) Common Border Guards‘ (BG) training standards in Ukraine and presents the outcomes of the conducted comparative analysis of the EU and Ukrainian BG training systems. The research is aimed at analyzing the level of the Ukrainian BGs interoperability according to the European BGs‘ training standards, namely - the Common Core Curriculum (CCC) for BGs‘ training elaborated by the national BG Authorities under supervision of FRONTEX Agency. The obtained results provide information on the current state of CCC implementation in the Ukrainian BG Agency and outline solutions for further development of the EU BGs educational standards in Ukraine. The results of the study showed that Ukrainian BGs and their system of education and training correspond to the European professional requirements in this sphere and the Ukrainian BGs can participate in joint operations to protect different border sectors together with the counterparts from the EU Member States. The comparative analysis, involving 24 educational departments of the Ukrainian BG Academy showed that the level of CCC implementation is 77,5%. Implementation process revealed the advantages of using common European BG standards: common understanding between BGs from different countries; harmonizing educational standards across Europe; developing job competencies; enhancing cooperation among BG Academies and units. The results also showed challenges of this process: there is still no full recognition among the decision makers; difference of the national education systems, short training period at the BG Academies.

Author Biographies

Andrii Balendr, Border Guard Academy, Ukraine

Associate Professor of English Language Department, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

Viacheslav Biletskyi, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Ph.D. in Public Administration, professor of the Special Discipline Department, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Anatolii Iakymchuk, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Ph.D. in psychological sciences, lecturer of the Border Guard Service Tactics Department, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Serhii Sinkevych, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Ph.D. in pedagogics, associate professor, associate professor of the General Military Disciplines Department, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Vasyl Korolov, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Ph.D. in Law, associate professor of the Special Discipline Department, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Ihor Bloshchynskyi, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Humanities, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

Doctor of pedagogical sciences, professor, Head of the English Translation Department, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Humanities, National Academy of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

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Published

2019-06-03

How to Cite

Balendr, A., Biletskyi, V., Iakymchuk, A., Sinkevych, S., Korolov, V., & Bloshchynskyi, I. (2019). Implementation of European Border Guards’ Common Educational Standards in Ukraine: Comparative Analysis. Revista Romaneasca Pentru Educatie Multidimensionala, 11(2), 1-17. https://doi.org/10.18662/rrem/114

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