Danubius International Conferences, 6th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

The Problem of Ethnic Self-identity of Students of the Ukrainian Danube Region

Lyudmila Prokofyeva
Last modified: 2016-05-30


The article deals with the concept and features of manifestation in the consciousness of modern Ukrainian youth the phenomena of ethnic and national identity. The main modern problems of ethnic self-identity of student's youth of the Odessa region are considered. Significant attention is paid to the analysis of the border as a multidimensional space, geographical, socio-cultural and ethnic. The identity and identification processes in similar fields take place at the symbolical level. As a research task it was defined by the author attempt to learn characteristics of ethnic self-identity of student's youth in the conditions of the multiethnic surroundings. The author proved that understanding by Ukrainian Danube Region students of their ethnic identity is influenced by the fact of living in the multicultural region. Ways of improving the state youth policy and its harmonization with the ethno-national policy in Ukraine are proposed.