June 23, 2017: students of Taganrog College of Management and Economics (TMEI) visited Strasbourg, France within the framework of a weekly study abroad project "Council of Europe & European Court of Human Rights: Theory and Practice".
The educational project was established by Mrs. Veronica Romanenko, Associate Professor and Master of Laws and has been supported by Taganrog Local Government and Alliance Franšaise. In 2016 the first group of Taganrog students
visited Institut de Touraine and attended a public hearing on the case of "Khamtokhu and Aksenchik v. Russia" at the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights.
This year's abroad program consisted of meetings and visits to Council of Europe, European Parliament and the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights. Russian students met European and American students in the format of a roundtable discussion, dedicated to Council of Europe's problems and prospects, as well as to Russian-European political relations. Another important program point for the delegation from Taganrog college was the meeting with Mrs. Natalia Brady, legal expert at the European Court of Human Rights. Herself a Russian expatriate, Mrs. Brady kindly explained the specifics of proceedings held at the court, told about the upcoming lawsuits against Russian Federation and about enforcement of court decisions in specific countries.
"The program has become a unique opportunity for students and undergraduate students of our college to see from the inside how function the leading European organizations, learn about the specifics of referring matters to arbitration and proceedings at the European Court of Human Rights. They've also had a chance to attend case hearings and improve their knowledge of French and English languages", told Mrs. Romanenko.
The Taganrog College of Management and Economics is planning to continue the program in 2018.