Meeting of the Ukrainian-Polish Club of Constitutionalists

On 6-8 November, Rzeszów (Poland) hosted a regular meeting of the Ukrainian-Polish Constitutionalist Club, a community of scholars founded 20 years ago. It brought together experts in the field of constitutional law from higher education institutions of Ukraine and Poland.

The Constitutionalist Club holds annual meetings in Ukraine and Poland in turn, where participants share their research findings on various constitutional law issues.

This year’s meeting resumed the Club’s activities after a forced break caused by the pandemic and the full-scale war in Ukraine.

As part of the meeting of the Ukrainian-Polish Constitutionalist Club, an international scientific conference “Constitutional and Legal Consequences of Ukraine’s Accession to the European Union and NATO” was held.

Long-term members of the Club spoke at the conference:
– Professor M.I. Koziubra with a report “Challenges facing Ukraine in the context of its accession to the European Union: constitutional and legal aspects”;
– Associate Professor Y.B. Kliuchkovskyi with the report “Prerequisites and timing of post-war elections in Ukraine in accordance with European standards”.

For the first time, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Associate Professor V.M. Venher joined the Club and delivered a presentation on the role of the Parliament in the process of harmonisation of Ukrainian and European Union legislation.

In addition, scholars from the universities of Kharkiv, Lviv, and Odesa made presentations.
The Ukrainian side was particularly interested in the reports of the Polish participants on the experience of Poland’s accession to the European Union and some of the constitutional and legal problems encountered by Poland in this process.

A preliminary agreement was reached that the next meeting of the Constitutionalist Club will be held in autumn 2024 in Ukraine.