EdUP Supervisory Council Meeting

Initial vocational education and training
On June 30, 2022, the EdUP Supervisory Board met to discuss further plans for the final round of the current phase.

The key issues on the agenda were the approval of the work report for the previous six months and the outline of activities for the next period.

This meeting of donors, recipient institutions, and implementers brought the Project to the finish line of the current phase ending in February 2023. In the coming months, the Project team will work on the adaptation and implementation of activities in three key areas: improving the quality of education, organizational development, and workplace learning activities.

As Viktor Shutkevych, Assistant Director of Cooperation/National Programme Officer, Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine, noted, the second phase of the Project faced extremely difficult challenges: the Project team had to reorient its activities twice - first due to the pandemic, and now the war. However, much has already been achieved and there is much to be done yet.

At the same time, new initiatives appeared as the Project response to war and new demands: “First Plumbing Aid” short-term courses for IDPs and the general public, assistance to institutions in the exchange of best practices and educational materials, and provision of individual expert assistance. Project developments in the field of e-learning have become more important than ever: new mobile applications "Heating", "Water drainage" and "Water supply" will soon see the light.


The Public-Private Partnership to Improved Plumbing Education (EdUP) is a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, in partnership with Geberit Trading LLC, implemented by Swisscontact Foundation for Technical Cooperation and supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.


2020 - 2023
Initial vocational education and training
Public Private Partnership to Improved Plumbing Education 
The project fosters a decentralized education and vocational training system for plumbers supported by private sector investments enable young people to gain skills tailored to the needs of the market, enter the job market and achieve higher incomes. Unemployment among youth is a major national concern in Ukraine, where about 20% of youth are out...