Development cooperation ,24.05.2019

EU4Skills: Better Skills for Modern Ukraine


The proposed multilateral project will contribute to the modernisation of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system in Ukraine. After the end of Soviet Union, the VET system in Ukraine has not yet undergone a comprehensive reform, so there is a need for a wide system-wide development project. The main aim is to provide modern forms of teaching and learning, as well as making skills development demand-driven and responsive to labour market needs. The project will contribute to creating a system for administrating, coordinating and financing of VET. The project activities will include development of curriculum, teacher training training material. In addition, the capacity of Ministry of Education and Science and regional VET actors will be strengthened. VET reform is part of the ”New Ukrainian School” reform, which includes for instance development on secondary education which Finland and EU are already supporting together with 8 million euros in 2018-22. Finland has recently implemented its own VET reform and can thus offer best practices on the sector. The project will be financed by EU (16 million euros), Germany (2 million euros) and Finland (2 million euros). The financing will be directed through German development cooperation provider GIZ.The project is part of the wider EU financing, part of which will be directed to a large investment programme that is being implemented by Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).

Funding decision  24.05.2019

2 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Gender equality
  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Vocational training 100%

Special target group

  • youth

Funding channel

German Development Cooperation



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