The Ukrainian school reform, one of the local government’s priority reforms, aims at modernizing general secondary education towards the school of competencies for 21st century skills.

The 4-year project is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland with delegated funding from the EU. Finland collaborates with the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in preparing ca. 90,000 teachers at grades 1-4 for new standards, increasing awareness of the reform, and upgrading textbooks and e-learning tools. In-service and pre-service teacher preparation are enriched by Finnish experience with world-class learning achievements. The reform of the national teacher professional development system is supported by introducing diverse modern approaches and programmes based on European experience. The EU-support is targeted to improving the instruction of Ukrainian language as a state language.

We are implementing the project in partnership with the University of Helsinki.