Developing a National Qualifications Framework (NQF) is the top priority of the Ukrainian government. The ETF will continue supporting the implementation of NQF in 2013 particularly in the areas of linking occupational standards to national qualifications and educational standards and in building a system for the recognition of prior learning. In addition, the ETF will continue supporting the Ukranian government in analysing the demand and supply of skills both at national and regional level, with a view to building national capacities and mechanisms to bring the supply closer to the demand. The pilot project will continue in the Dnipropetrovsk region with the focus on strengthening governance of skills development strategy at the regional level with an active participation and dialogue of public authorities and social partners. The results of the pilot project will feed into the development of national policies and they will be disseminated to the other regions of Ukraine. Moreover, the ETF will support the European Commission and the Ukrainian government in identifying and formulating strategic options for national skills development (SD), including skills for SMEs development, with a view to promoting the as a priority area for EU-Ukraine cooperation in the future.