Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

"Schools for Democracy" promotes democratic culture and dialogue across the country, contributing to reforms in secondary education in Ukraine.

What? National Programme in Education for Democratic Citizenship in Ukraine was developed as a supporting tool in launching systemic reforms of the secondary education in Ukraine. During 3 years up to 120 schools will implement democratization projects focusing on integration of the EDC/HRE into the teaching and learning process, strengthening democratic governance of schools, building partner relations with local community, developing a more participatory and inclusive environment at school. The Programme also trains national trainers to support implementation of Council of Europe Charter in EDC/HRE in Ukraine. The Programme is designed to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between schools from all the regions in Ukraine.

For? School students, teachers, school heads, parents, local community actors, education managers and local authorities

How? Training for trainers, introductory trainings on democratic governance for school administration, workshops at schools involving all stakeholders followed by tailored online and offline support of changes at schools nationwide

Result? Democratic transformation initiatives at schools and in local communities

Open for? Participants from different regions of Ukraine

Organized by? EWC, The Council of Europe, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

Supported by? The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Experts? Marzena Rafalska, Khrystyna Chushak, Andriy Donets

More information available on the Programme website in Ukrainian

Our publications:

Supporting school reform in Ukraine. Intermediary report 2017

Baseline Study (July, 2016)

Recommendations on Developing Competences for Democratic Citizenship in the New Ukrainian School (Round table in Kyiv, 2016)

Tool for Democratic School Development

Schools for Democracy brochure (2015)

Schools for Democracy in Ukraine

A three-year national programme in Education for Democratic Citizenship aimed to support reforms in the secondary education and strengthen national dialogue and social cohesion between different regions of Ukraine.


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