13 new projects to build capacities for 82 organisations in Ukraine under EU’s Erasmus+ Programme

Thirteen projects involving 51 universities and other organisations from Ukraine have been selected for funding  under the European Union Erasmus+ Programme for Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education Action. In total, 145 projects were selected for funding. Ukraine has the biggest number of projects in the Eastern Partnership Region and is among the top 12 Participating Countries of the Programme. 389 instances of the organisation from Ukraine were involved as coordinatiors (24), partners (324), associated partners (41) in the applications submitted. Moreover, within 13 funded projects 100 Ukrainian organisations act as coordinatiors, partners and associated partners in 4, 82, 14 respectively.

Those 13 projects focus on modernisation of educational programmes in environment, medical education, eco-mining and innovative natural resources management, aquaculture and fisheries education for Green Deal implementation, modernisation of governance and academic freedom, professional education and students’ engagement through comprehensive mentoring and tutoring, professional development of teachers and strengthening of relations between higher education systems and society.

According to the level of the impact and experience of partners, the projects are differentiated by three stands:  1) Fostering access to cooperation (one project), 2) Partnerships for Transformation (eleven projects); 3) Structural reforms (one project).

There are nine national projects and four multinational projects among funded. 65 international partners from 24 countries are among the project teams representing Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Latvia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Uzbekistan.

100 instances reprepsenting 82 partners from Ukraine include: 51 higher education institutions, two research institutions and a number of public bodies, e.g. the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Department of Education and Science of Mykolaiv’s Regional State Administration, the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance, National Agency of Qualifications, State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, IT and other business clusters, Association of Ukrainian Cities, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, different professional associations and NGOs.

Four Ukrainian universities acts as project grantholders-coordinators: Bukovinian State Medical University, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Zhytomyr Polytechnic State University, Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University.

51 HEIs from Ukraine are representing polytechnics, medical, pedagogical, economic, agrarian, architecture, internal affairs representing different cities of Ukraine. The partnerships include 6 relocated universities from the temporary occupied territories. Five Universities are in three projects partnerships: Bohdan Khmelnytsky Melitopol State Pedagogical University (relocated), Chernihiv Polytechnic National University, Dnipro University of Technology, Lviv Polytechnic National University.

The projects will contribute to the higher education reforms in Ukraine based on the best practices and experience of the partners from the EU Member States Universities.

Additional information: Erasmus+ is the European Union Programme that aims to support, through lifelong learning, the educational, professional and personal development of people in education, training, youth and sport, in Europe and beyond. It provides opportunities for learning mobility, projects and partnerships, policy development and cooperation. The Programme is inclusive for people of all ages and backgrounds and open to different types of organisations.

For more details on the Erasmus+ Programme and individual opportunities for Ukrainians, please visit the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine website and Facebook page.

Updated news based on the information received from the DG EAC and event for winners organised by the EACEA.

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