Potsdam University hospitably hosted the First (Kick-Off) conference of the TRADIR-project from 9 to 13 March 2014.
This event was attended by representatives of the partner organizations: the University of Potsdam (project coordinator / Germany), Marie Skłodowska-Curie University (Poland), Vilnius University (Lithuania), Boleslawa Markowskiego High School of Commerce in Kielce (Poland), Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus), Hrodna State University named after Yanka Kupala (Belarus), Khmelnitsky University of Management and Law (Ukraine), Kharkov National University named after Vasyl Karazin (Ukraine), Lviv National University named after Ivan Franko (Ukraine), Belarusian Republican Union of Lawyers (NGO, Belarus).
The conference covered a wide range of issues, including presentation of the coordinator and partners, discussion of the content and the financial part of the project, its methodology and principles; project managers and logo were adopted, working groups were built, as well as the planned activities for 2014 were discussed. Useful part of the conference was a visit to the building of Reichstag, which houses the Bundestag - the lower house of the German Parliament.
Participants from Belarus and Ukraine also took the opportunity and attended Treptow Park in Berlin. During their free time the participants visited the famous summer residence of the Prussian King Frederick II - Sanssouci Park.