About the EU4Skills Program
Eu4skills – is a multi-year program funded by the EU and co-funded by Germany, Finland, Poland, and Estonia, which was launched in February 2020. The purpose of the programme is to update educational programmes, promote vocational education and training among young people, improve the management system, improve the skills of teachers, infrastructure and invest in the educational framework. The programme is implemented by the German development agency GIZ in cooperation with institutions from co-financing countries. The programme is scheduled to be implemented by March 2023.
The programme is a response to the request of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine to reform the system of training workers. It combines Ukrainian and European experience in this area.
The role of Poland
Before the full-scale war, the Solidarity Fund PL implemented 4 components of the EU4Skills programme: created a strategy for the development of the system of vocational education institutions, labour market research, professional orientation, financing and budgeting of vocational education institutions in 7 pilot Oblasts – Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia, Poltava, Vinnytsia, Lviv, Rivne and Chernivtsi.
After the full-scale war started
After February 24, 2022, the Programme was changed. It continues to support the development of the professional orientation system – we develop textbooks for the following classes, for students of professional educational institutions, train teachers and trainers, as well as in the field of strategic planning – we help in the development of the national education reconstruction programme. In response to the new challenges, new tasks will be added to provide online training – adaptation and provision of many distance learning courses translated from Polish, purchase of computer equipment for students and teachers who were forced to move.