The main objective of the project "EDUCATION AND AWARENESS-RAISING IN UKRAINE" is to collect information, develop a network and to disseminate knowledge on Biosafety, Biosecurity and Bioethics amongst life sciences experts, specialists in the field of biotech and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, recommendations on the biosafety and biosecurity status in Ukraine will be prepared and submitted to the Government of Ukraine, relevant ministries and agencies including recommendations for the ministries with subordinated universities (at first for the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine) on the necessity to implement of obligatory curriculums on biosafety, biosecurity, and "dual-use" technics and materials for students studying biology, medicine and agrarian sciences.
The tasks of the project "EDUCATION AND AWARENESS-RAISING IN UKRAINE" will include: the development of guidelines and training materials on biosecurity, biosafety and bioethics for teaching specialists in medical, biological and agricultural sciences; development and further maintenance of the website. In order to improve and initiate the implementation of the developed materials in the teaching process, the materials of the project will be presented at regional workshops and international conferences in Ukraine.
Taking into account the fact that Ukraine is a State party of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (BTWC), it is also planned to introduce our results at the breakfast- or lunch-time seminars at the meetings of the States parties to the BTWC in 2014 and 2015. We believe that our project implementation will make a significant contribution to the development of a reliable Biosecurity and Biosafety system in Ukraine and may serve as an example for the other countries.