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Education and work information for Ukrainians and EU countries

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Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Union has received about 6 million people seeking protection in the Member States. This critical situation requires immediate and exceptional measures in several policy areas, extending beyond emergency action such as providing shelter within the European Union, to facilitating and ensuring their smooth integration and temporary residence. Member States – and in particular neighbouring countries such as Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania – are receiving a high influx of Ukrainians fleeing the war. See the ETF updated report on the impact of the invasion on people and education.

Invoking the Temporary Protection mechanism under Directive 2001/55/EC,  the temporary protection status helps Ukrainians find shelter within the European Union, acquiring instant rights to live and work within the EU while having access to social service benefits like housing and medical care.

Access to work and education requires both support to Ukrainians now in the EU to have their skills and qualifications recognised and an understanding by people in the EU of Ukraine’s education and training system and qualifications.

Information for Ukrainian citizens:

  • Continuing and accessing education and training in the EU Member States
  • Finding work in the EU
  • Get recognition of your qualifications and skills in the EU

Each section has sub-sections with relevant content. The information is provided for each EU member state. Click the image Are you a Ukrainian citizen? above.

Information for authorities, schools/colleges/universities, and employers in the EU Member States which work with the Ukrainian citizens:

  • Ukraine’s education and qualification system
  • Qualifications, standards, and programmes
  • Individual credentials and accredited providers
  • Background information on Ukraine’s labour market and migration
  • EU support to Member States receiving Ukrainians

Each section has sub-sections with relevant content. Click the image Are you from EU Member State? above.

In the framework of the Creating New Learning initiative, the ETF has launched an emergency call for learning and training resources.

You can find all reports from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on the education situation and Ministry activities since March 2022 here.


Anastasiia Lisovyk, the Ukrainian living in Spain
Anastasiia Lisovyk, the Ukrainian living in Spain


I am keen on searching information and used to often help my friends when they asked me “Where to go for studies abroad? Which country is better?” before the war started.


After arriving to Spain in 2022, I was looking information for myself and wanted to help a friend to find where and how to study in Spain, what opportunities are available for Ukrainian refugees in the country. It was not easy, the sources are scarce and are mostly in Spanish. So, when I came across page for Ukrainians at ETF, I was fascinated.  A lot of information in one place, many countries, structured into sections. The best was that I found information about other countries too, so could help the friends who fled Ukraine for France, Italy and Austria. Some sources were familiar, but many – completely new. Later, when I started to thinking about employment in Spain, I came back to the platform to find the steps and procedures to recognize a Ukrainian diploma in Spain.


Thanks to the platform, I found the access to Public Employment Service of Spain, with information about professions, required qualifications, potential employers, opportunities of further education.

Now I am preparing the application to employers and the section "How to present your skills and qualifications" was guiding me in the process. I know that getting employed in a foreign country is challenging. But Ukraine Information Hub is my navigator, colleague, and friend in this process.


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