The ETF has been working with Ukraine for many years as one of its priority countries. We have been supporting our Ukrainian partners in reforming their education and training system, focusing on topics such as qualifications, the future of skills in key economic sectors, and governance arrangements to modernise the system and bring it closer to the EU. We have invested in teacher training, career guidance, vocational excellence as well as green, digital and entrepreneurial key competences. We have supported the modernisation of labour market information systems through the make-it-match network and big data analysis of the labour market. (For an overview of Ukraine’s legal and institutional developments (2018–22), including the impact of Russia’s invasion on the economy and education, read Working life in Ukraine (Eurofound & ETF, 2022)).
Together with the EU and its Member States, we express our full solidarity with Ukraine and the Ukrainian people and condemn in the strongest possible terms Russia's unprovoked and unjustified military aggression, which grossly violates international law and the UN Charter, and undermines international security and stability.
We are continuing our work where circumstances allow, in close cooperation with our partners. In the future, we will step up our cooperation with our Ukrainian counterparts in close cooperation with the European Union. We will do everything possible to further support Ukraine in its efforts as regards education and training and labour market expertise.