Support for the regional dialogue in the education reform in Odesa, Chernivtsi and Zakarpattya Oblasts
NGO "Center of Strategic Partnership"
01-11-2018 - 30-06-2019
Description of the project
The Law on Education, adopted in 2017, provoked significant and sharp criticism from a number of ethnic minorities in Ukrainian regions. Nonetheless, the feedback and recommendations of the Venice Commission is evidence that the Law is quite in line with the European integration direction of Ukraine’s development and fits in well with European norms. However, such a sharp response to the adopted changes proves the necessity of a constructive intercultural dialogue between politicians, communities, and ethnic minority groups of the regions and governments of the neighbouring countries. This well-established communication is intended to facilitate working out joint solutions and forming a further European integration course of Ukraine in the area of education.
The project implemented by the Centre of Strategic Partnership aimed at setting up such a dialogue between key actors in order to accelerate the implementation process of the reform that is required for European integration.
Based on a thorough study of needs and particularities of ethnic minorities and following a discussion of this issue among key stakeholders, an analytical report was produced with practical recommendations on the implementation of the Law on Education.