ANNOUNCEMENT! “Ukraine on path towards education decentralisation” conference to be held on 23 November in Kyiv

The conference on the topic “Ukraine on the path towards education decentralisation”, jointly organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, and supported by the Swedish-Ukrainian Project “Support to Decentralisation in Ukraine”, will be held in Kyiv on 23 November 2017.

The purpose of the conference is to review the progress of the decentralisation reform in the system of general secondary education (to highlight the achievements, identify the main obstacles, outline further steps) and intensify the dialogue among all actors in the process of sectoral reform.

Venue: NSC “Olimpijskyi” (55, Velyka Vasylkivska Str., Kyiv) 

The conference will start on 23 November at 10 AM.

Opening and welcome addresses to the participants of the conference:

  • Hennadiy ZUBKO, Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine
  • Lilia HRYNEVYCH, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine
  • Martin HAGSTRÖM, Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine 
  • Erik FAXGARD, Project Manager, Swedish-Ukrainian Project “Support to Decentralisation in Ukraine”, Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions

The conference will be attended by:

the representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, MinRegion, Ministry of Finance, other central and local executive bodies, local self-government bodies and their associations, representatives of the public, donor organisations, Ukrainian and foreign experts, educators, etc.

The event will take place in the format of three sessions:

  • Education decentralisation: initial summary
  • New Law on Education – opportunities and challenges
  • Parallel group discussions:
  • New Ukrainian school: first steps
  • Allocation formula for education subvention
  • Innovative practices in Ukrainian local governments
  • New education inspection and methodological support in decentralized education system
  • From network optimisation to local education strategies.

Accreditation of the media by phone: +38 097 693 18 99;

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The full version is available in Ukrainian – please click on «Українською» in the upper right corner of this web page.


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