4DEV: Setting up PBG mechanisms for the national level

The aim of the forth WP is to transfer the results which have been achieved in the individual locations to the national level. This means to work out and submit amendments to the standards of vocational teacher education (VTE) with respect to partnership-based governance to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.


  • conduct a staff training on educational reforms and partnerships in VTE
  • write a policy paper, which will contain guidelines for HEIs in Ukraine how to implement PBG mechanisms
  • design and launch an online platform for fostering cooperation between different stakeholders in VTE
  • organise visits of students from Ukrainian HEIs to the universities and vocational schools in Programme Countries
  • develop and submit to the MESU the amendments on educational standards for VTE in accordance with PBG
  • write a report on WP4


Seventh Staff Training

On April 25 and 26, 2023, within the framework of the international Erasmus+ project “New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine (PAGOSTE)” a training “Institutionalisation and internationalisation of partnership in vocational teacher training” took place online. 

The training aimed to achieve the following objectives: presenting mechanisms, tools, and examples of establishing partnerships with other stakeholders and international partners in teacher education at various stages, and discussing the role of vocational education in the development of education systems. The staff training spanned two days and comprised four sessions. 

On the first day, Andreas Jüttler from the University of Pedagogical Education Thurgau gave a presentation on stakeholder cooperation in teacher training. Also on this day, during the second session, Dr. Mathias Konrad discussed the role and tasks of the Binational School of Education in teacher training in Baden-Württemberg.

On the second day, Dr. Vera Braun from the Department of Economics and Business Education 1 of the University of Konstanz, presented the state of vocational education. Later, a presentation by Jan Wischmann, Director of Seminar for Education and Training of Teachers in Weingarten, focused on cooperative structures in the second phase of vocational teacher education in Baden-Württemberg.

The training provided valuable insights into the establishment of partnerships and emphasized the significance of vocational education within the broader education system. Participants gained a deeper understanding of the processes involved in vocational teacher training and the importance of collaboration in this field.

At the end of the training, an evaluation of the event was conducted. Certificates were prepared for participants who attended the training for more than 70% of the time over the course of two days.

The full programme of the event (eng./ukr.) is available here.

The presentations of the trainers with translation into Ukrainian are below:

Webinar on PBG implementation in Ukraine

Kyiv, September 29, 2023 — The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, within the Erasmus+ Project "New mechanisms of partnership-based governance and standardization of vocational teacher education in Ukraine" (PAGOSTE), successfully organized an insightful webinar on the promotion of Partnership-Based Governance (PBG) in vocational teacher education. The online event, which took place on September 29, 2023, attracted a substantial audience of over 320 participants, including higher education staff, vocational teachers, and representatives from methodological scientific centers.

The primary focus of the webinar was to share knowledge and experiences related to the implementation of PBG in vocational teacher education. During the event, Iryna Shumik, the Director of the Directorate of Vocational Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, presented the Methodological Recommendation on Implementation of PBG by universities training prospective vocational teachers. This recommendation, bearing the official approval of the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine (Nr. 666), signifies a significant step toward enhancing vocational teacher education in the country.

Furthermore, the webinar featured presentations from three partner-universities (Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman (KNEU), National Transport University in Kyiv (NTU) & Ukrainian Engineering-Pedagogics Academy (UEPA)) involved in the Erasmus+ Project PAGOSTE. These universities shared their valuable experiences and insights gained from implementing PBG within their respective organizations. Their contributions provided a comprehensive overview of the practical aspects of partnership-based governance.

In a notable addition, Valentyna Radkevych, the Director of Institute of Vocational Education of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, introduced an innovative online platform "015" developed under the PAGOSTE project: https://015.org.ua/. This platform is designed to facilitate communication and collaboration among various stakeholders involved in vocational teacher education. With its user-friendly interface and comprehensive features, the platform is set to streamline interactions and improve efficiency within the sector.

All the presentations delivered during the webinar are accessible for review and reference, ensuring that the valuable insights shared during the event can continue to benefit stakeholders in vocational teacher education.

For further details and access to the presentations, please visit https://015.org.ua/user/pagoste015/.

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine expresses its gratitude to all participants, speakers, and partners for their active involvement in this event, emphasizing its commitment to fostering excellence in vocational teacher education through partnership-based governance.

The recording of the webinar is accecible on the official YouTube channel of the Ministry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfRT5etl1Dk

For inquiries on presentations, please contact: erasmus.pagoste@uni-konstanz.de

For inquires on the online platform, please follow the link: https://015.org.ua/user/pagoste015/

Presentations in Ukrainian are available below:


  • Proposal and draft of the updated educational standard for bachelor's study programme in vocational teacher education  (ukr.)
  • Updated standard for the profession of pedagogue of vocational training (ukr.)
  • The Qualification Register of the National qualification agency: Vocational teacher (ukr.)
  • Partner space 015: online platform for communication and establishment of partnership between different stakeholders of vocational teacher education (ukr.)
  • Association of Vocational and Life-Long Education Development (ukr.)
  • Charter of the Association of Vocational and Life-Learning Education Development (ukr.)
  • National Methodological Recommendations on Implementation of Partnership-Based Governance by Higher Education Institutions that Realise Vocational Teacher Training (ukr.)