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2017 October – December

Decentralization for Democracy Ukraine Swedish-Ukrainian project «Support to Decentralization in Ukraine»


EDUCATION DECENTRALIZATION

CONFERENCE «UKRAINE ON THE PATH TOWARDS EDUCATION DECENTRALISATION»

2017

«SYSTEM OF EDUCATION IS A KEYSTONE TO SUCCESS IN OUR COUNTRY»

A nation-wide Conference “Ukraine on the path towards education decentralisation”

HENNADIY ZUBKO

23 November 2017 The Conference was organised by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Municipal Economy, jointly with the Sida fnanced Swedish-Ukrainian project «Support to Decentralisation in Ukraine». Conference served as a platform for dialogue between the national, regional and local actors sharing the responsibility for education. Around 400 participants – representatives of oblast and local authorities, education management bodies, schools and civil society from all oblasts of Ukraine - took part in the Conference. The aim of the Conference was to take stock of the progress of decentralisation reform in general secondary education - showcase achievements, identify main stumbling blocks, discuss ways forward, and continue system-wide discussions between the education stakeholders.

THE RESULTS FROM THE CONFERENCE HAVE BEEN FNALISED AND IS AVAILABLE ON PROJECT’S WEBSITE: HTTP://SKLINTERNATIONAL.ORG.UA/UA/ REFORM/


EDUCATION DECENTRALIZATION

VIDEO RECORDS OF ALL PANNELS OF THE EDUCATION DECENTRALISATION CONFERENCE


EDUCATION DECENTRALIZATION

GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE HAS APPROVED NEW EDUCATION FORMULA PREPARED BY THE PROJECT Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers approved the new formula for state subvention for general secondary education, designed and prepared by SKL International´s team of experts under the Decentralization Support Project. Since 2015, the work with the formula has been a core area of support by SKL International, carried out in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine. The formula is effective from 2018 and beyond. The new formula´s importance for decentralization reform is significant. It represents a radical departure from previous versions in the way state subventions are allocated between local budgets across all of Ukraine and among the newly created municipalities. It takes into account a vast number of indicators and is based on new standards of normative class sizes, teaching plans, teacher salaries and specific territorial differences. Technically the formula is implemented in an Excel-based simulator, allowing to estimate subvention allocation for every local budget.

FORMULA PRESENTATION VIDEO ABOUT THE FORMULA


SUPPORT TO AMALGAMATED TERRITORIAL COMMUNITIES Altogether 19 regional seminars have been held to date: Total attendance - 650 participants (representatives from Hromadas, Oblast State Administrations, Rayon State Administrations, Institutes of Postgraduate Education, school directors etc.) from Zhytomyr, Poltava, Dnipro, Volyn’, Odesa, Rivne, Lviv, Ternopil, Kherson, Mykolayiv, Chernihiv, Chernivtsi, Vinnytsia, Cherkasy, Zaporizhia, Kirovohrad, Donetsk, Zakarpattia and Ivano-Frankivsk oblasts


SUPPORT TO AMALGAMATED TERRITORIAL COMMUNITIES REGIONAL SEMINARS

«EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATION IN HROMADAS. FROM ESTABLISHMENT OF EDUCATION MANAGEMENT BODY TO IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHOOL NETWORK OPTIMIZATION PLAN»

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Uzhgorod, 15 participants

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Ivano-Frankivsk, 46 participants


SUPPORT TO AMALGAMATED TERRITORIAL COMMUNITIES

RESOURCE CENTRE FOR COLLECTING, SYSTEMATIZATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF BEST PRACTICES ON EFFECTIVE EDUCATION MANAGEMENT IN HROOMADAS During the reporting period, the Resource Centre of Dunayevetska hromada received delegations from Chernihivska (20 participants), Chernivetska (20), Mykolayivska (27) and Khmelnytska oblasts (30 participants) . Since the launch of the Centre in April, representatives from 13 oblasts of Ukraine have visited it. Experts of the Centre also provide regular consultations to the hromadas from Khmelnytskyi oblast.


SUPPORT TO AMALGAMATED TERRITORIAL COMMUNITIES

ONLINE PLATFORM OF BEST PRACTICES ON EDUCATION MANAGEMENT We constantly update the Platform and upload new practices. By the end of December, the Online Platform contained 33 practices on effective management of education on local level. Each good practice record contains a description of the practice, analysis of the problem it aims to resolve, approach taken and results achieved, as well as description of risks, relevant regulatory and legal acts developed by the hromadas. Since the launch of the platform it has been visited 500 000 times. Two of the best practices featured on the Online Platform – from Dunayevtska (Khmelnytska oblast) and Novoukrayins’ka (Kirovohradska oblast) hromadas, took part in this year’s Council of Europe competition of “Best Practices in Local Government”. 29 good practices were selected as finalists of the competition in three categories: (1) Transparency and accountability in local government, (2) Practices to promote development at regional and local level based on own strategies and resources, and (3) Inter-municipal co-operation. The practice of Novoukrainka hromada was awarded 2nd place in the category “Transparency and accountability in local government”. The practice of the Dunayevetska hromada – 1st place in the category “Intermunicipal co-operation”. Results of the CoE competition confirm the quality of the practices featured on the platform.

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SUPPORT TO AMALGAMATED TERRITORIAL COMMUNITIES

EXPERT GROUP ON EDUCATION DECENTRALIZATIO IN FACEBOOK The community brings together members from the local education management Resource Centre, hromada representatives from all over Ukraine, the Project, Ministry of Education and Science, Khmelnitsky Oblast Education Department and many others. By the end of October the Group had 350 members. During last quarter of 2017 participants discussed range of topics like quality of education, results of education decentralisation in 2017, Polish experience on education reforms based on study visits to Poland of regional teams of education managers etc. Besides, participants share different articles on education management, experience of other countries and discuss new practices which appear on the Online Platform.

TO JOIN THE GROUP GO TO: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/125287518060774/


SUPPORT TO AMALGAMATED TERRITORIAL COMMUNITIES

STUDY VISITS OF REGIONAL TEAMS OF EDUCATION MANAGERS TO POLAND Study visits are organized in cooperation with the U-LEAD project and Solidarity Fund PL. Study visit is an opportunity for Ukrainian colleagues to learn about changes and reforms Poland implemented, and see the results of those changes. Each day of the study visit ends with a reflection session, during which participants discuss the results. It helps to better understand the prospects for education development in Ukraine, build dialogue and professional partnership in groups.

Visit of education team from Ivano-Frankivsk oblast 18-22 November 2017 Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Visit of education team from Poltava oblast

09-16 December 2017 Opole Voivodeship, Poland


FISCAL DECENTRALISATION

LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM AND RESTRUCTURING OF UKRAINE’S PUBLIC SECTOR 2014-2016 Project’s Senior Fiscal Experts, Tony Levitas and Jasmina Djikic, presented results on the analysis of the 2014-2016 sub-national finances to a wider audience of donors and Ukrainian stakeholders.

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SUPPORT TO ASSOCIATION OF AMALGAMATED HROMADAS In Ukraine´s comprehensive decentralisation reform, the newly created local authorities are in a critical need to demonstrate their competence and effectiveness in order to give confidence to local communities and to central authorities that they can manage the responsibilities that decentralisation brings. To do this well, the new local governments need a strong platform where their interests and challenges can be represented and addressed. This is why the New Association of Amalagamated Hromadas was created. The Project and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, SALAR have started a cooperation to help create strong, democratic representative body for the new hromadas in Ukraine. SALAR and SKL International have extensive experience in the areas of local selfgovernment, democracy, decentralisation and local development. The Nordic countries have extraordinary tradition of local self-governance – Sweden alone has more than 150 years of history of decentralised government, with most of its public services delivered at local level.

ANNUAL FORUM OF THE NEW ASSOCIATION First joint event 03 December 2017

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Шведсько-Український Шведсько-Український проект проект «Підтримка «Підтримка децентралізації децентралізації вв Україні» Україні»

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Contact Contact For Formore moreinformation informationon onthe theSwedish-Ukrainian Swedish-Ukrainian project project‘Support ‘Supportto toDecentralisation Decentralisationin inUkraine’ Ukraine’, , please pleasecontact: contact:

Ерік ЕрікФааксгард, Фааксгард,Керівник Керівникпроекту проекту Erik ErikFaxgård, Faxgård,Project ProjectLeader Leader SKL SKLInternational International––Швеція Швеція SKL SKLInternational International––Sweden Sweden http://sklinternational.se/projects/project/support-to-decentralisation-in-ukraine Тел.: Тел.:++46 4688452 45275 7541 41 Phone: Phone:++46 4688452 45275 7541 41 Е-mail: Е-mail:erik.faxgard@skl.se erik.faxgard@skl.se E-mail: E-mail:erik.faxgard@skl.se erik.faxgard@skl.se

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Єва ЄваКалнінья, Калнінья,Старший Старшийексперт експерт SKL SKLInternational International––Україна Україна Тел.: Тел.:+38 +38(067) (067)323 32380 8051 51 E-mail: E-mail:ieva.kalnina@apollo.lv ieva.kalnina@apollo.lv Костянтин КостянтинГаврилов, Гаврилов,Співробітник Співробітник SKL SKLInternational International––Україна Україна Тел.: Тел.:+38 +38(067) (067)234 23455 5567 67 E-mail: E-mail:khavrylov@gmail.com khavrylov@gmail.com

Ieva IevaKalniņa, Kalniņa,Senior SeniorRepresentative Representative SKL SKLInternational International––Ukraine Ukraine Phone: Phone:+38 +38(067) (067)323 32380 8051 51 E-mail: E-mail:ieva.kalnina@apollo.lv ieva.kalnina@apollo.lv Kostiantyn KostiantynGavrylov, Gavrylov,Project ProjectOffi Officer cer SKL SKLInternational International––Ukraine Ukraine Phone: Phone:+38 +38(067) (067)234 23455 5567 67 E-mail: E-mail:khavrylov@gmail.com khavrylov@gmail.com

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Scandinavian ways of local government reforms

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