(November 19-24, 2021)
As part of the project Support to the Public Initiative “For Fair and Transparent Customs” together with the the University of Customs and Finance (Dnipro), the University of State Fiscal Service of Ukraine (Irpin) and the Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (IIR) from 19 to 24 November, 2021 held a competition of projects (Youth Hackathon) on “Postal items: security, control, smuggling”.
Seven teams from five higher educational institutions of Ukraine took part in the Hackathon.
This is the fourth hackathon organized by the IER, which is dedicated to topical issues of the customs sphere. The hackathon was conducted online.
|1||Young experts||Poltava University of Economics and Trade|
|2||Customs guard||National Transport University|
|3||Synergy||State Tax University|
|4||Grand’ex||State Tax University|
|5||University of Customs and Finance||University of Customs and Finance|
|6||UCF||University of Customs and Finance|
|7||MEP TOP||Semen Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics|
The rules of the event provided for two stages: distribution of tasks (cases) and presentation of results. A feature of this year’s hackathon were short videos that the teams had to shoot as part of their tasks.
On November 19, 2021, the participants of the hackathon were given the appropriate tasks by drawing lots, and on November 24, 2021, a presentation of projects prepared by the teams took place.
Practical staff for the teams included topical subjects:
Case No. 1: International express-delivery: shortcomings in the customs procedure of registration.
Case № 2: Suspension of customs clearance and destruction of small consignments of goods on suspicion of violation of intellectual property rights that are moved (shipped) across the customs border of Ukraine in international postal and express deliveries.
Case № 3: International postal and express services: conditions of delivery, taxation, prohibitions and restrictions.
Case № 4: International postal and express services as a conflictogen. Is a compromise possible?
Case № 5 Security of mail delivery chains.
The jury consisted of representatives of public authorities, non-governmental organizations, experts and scientists:
Oksana KUZIAKIV, Project Team Leader, Support to the Public Initiative “For Fair and Transparent Customs”, Executive Director (IER)
Vadym BORSA, Senior Lecturer, Department of Customs, University of the SFS of Ukraine
Anton NANAVOV, Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv for Scientific and Pedagogical Work
Eugene ANHEL, IER Research Fellow
Iryna KVELIASHVILI, Professor of the Department of Public Administration and Customs Administration, University of Customs and Finance (Dnipro), Doctor of Science in Public Administration
Andriy SAVARETS, Associate Expert of CASE Ukraine
Alexander BORODYNYA, President of the Ukrshkirvzuttyaprom League
The winners of the youth hackathon were:
|First place||University of Customs and Finance||University of Customs and Finance (Dnipro)|
|Second place||Synergy||State Tax University (Irpin)|
|Third place||Grand’ex||State Tax University|
|MEP TOP||Semen Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics (Kharkiv)|
|Prize for creative video and team spirit||Customs guard||National Transport University (Kyiv)|
We truly thank all the teams for their participation, we wish success and new creative projects!
The event was attended by 146 people ((61 ZOOM 85 YouTube)
The video of the Youth Hackathon by link
The hackathon was held within the framework of the project “Support to the Public Initiative” For Fair and Transparent Customs “, which is implemented by the IER with the financial support of the European Union and co-financing by the Renaissance Foundation and the ATLAS Network.The positions expressed during the youth hackathon reflect the opinion of the authors and do not necessarily coincide with the position of the European Union, the International Renaissance Foundation, ATLAS Network and (or) the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting.