In order to develop legal education with the modernization of legal training and in order to meet the needs of economic and social development, as well as taking into account the geopolitical position of Belarus and Ukraine in the center of Europe a proposal has been prepared and submitted to the European Commission for the competitive selection process in March 2013 as project 543990-TEMPUS-1- 2013-1-DE-TEMPUS-JPCR “Training on alternative dispute resolution as an approach for ensuring of human rights” (TRADIR).

This project was approved by the European Commission, which signed a contract for the provision of the grant. The project is implemented by a consortium of partners from the EU, Belarus and Ukraine, consisting of ten universities and one NGO.


Specific objectives of the project:

Directed on 2 cycles (Bologna) enhancing the quality and relevance of higher education in partnercountries:

  1. the development of syllabus for course on alternative dispute resolution; modernisation of syllabuses for relevant existing courses inpartnercountries universities;
  2. structural and conceptual development of a new curriculum for Master's degree (oriented on practice) in economic law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), in combination with a modern, focused on the European level of scientific supervision methods of teaching of master-students and teachers who have received training, supporting by educational and research materials, including components in foreign language, electronic media and e-learning, the implementation procedures for starting of Master in universities of Belarus (2) and Ukraine (3).

One of the important aims of the TRADIR Project will be to explore the possibilities to issue "double" oder "jont" Master's degree.

Improvement of professional and pedagogical qualification of PC teachers and modernize teaching infrastructure.

Project leader

Prof. Dr. Uwe Hellmann


Campus Griebnitzsee
House 6, Room 02.42

Project manager

Sarah Nitz


Campus Griebnitzsee
House 7, Room 03.07

Tempus IV Programme

Tempus is the European Union’s programme which supports the modernisation of higher education in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region, mainly through university cooperation projects.

In addition to promoting cooperation between institutions, Tempus also promotes a people-to-people approach.Tempus provides support to consortia of institutions composed mainly of universities or university associations. Non-academic partners can also be part of a consortium.

The Commission considers higher education as an important priority for its cooperation activities with the neighbouring countries and the countries within its wider vicinity. The Tempus programme, which is the longest-standing EU programme in this sector and which has a strong focus on cooperation between higher education institutions, has entered a new phase running from 2007 to 2013. Since its inception in 1990, university cooperation under the Tempus programme has contributed successfully to institution building in higher education in the Partner Countries and to sustainable university partnerships, as well as to enhancing mutual understanding between the academic worlds of the European Union and the Partner Countries.

Get more information on Tempus here.