Study tours in education – decentralisation reform // expired

Sector: Education
Type: Study tour
Organiser: House of Europe
Location: Slovakia
Deadline: 17 January 2020 at 15.00 Kyiv time


This opportunity is perfectly suited for:

- Teachers and school principals (headmasters, counsellors) from small and medium-sized cities (excluding oblast centres). Preference is given to schools from amalgamated communities and “base schools”;

- Those directly involved in the decentralisation process and who have adopted best practices of the educational reform process; 

- Specialists working in the development of the strategic framework for educational decentralization.


Short description:
This opportunity offers participation in a week-long study tour in Slovakia, focusing on the decentralisation of education, in order to 

- Internationalise networks;

- Exchange and reflect on the institutional organisation of a decentralised educational system (while ensuring the quality of education); on school-related concepts and methodologies, approaches and working methods, success-models and challenges;

- Receive training and build capacities for professional and organisational advancement.

What do I get?

- Week-long study tour in a group of seven people;

- Travel costs, accommodation, and per diem expenses;

- Translation provided;

- Study tour programme designed by House of Europe in collaboration with EU partners; 

- Visits of selected educational institutions in Slovakia (e. g. Ministry of Education, research institutes, schools) 

- Meetings with fellow teachers and with specialists on curriculum development and education quality assurance;

- Input by sector experts (e. g. lectures, workshops)

- Practical training and capacity building

What do I need to apply?

- Confirmation that you are a resident of Ukraine and at least 18 years old: provide a scan of the first page of your passport indicating your birth date

- At least five years of professional experience in the field of education

- Your professional CV

- Motivation letter

- Two recommendation letters from employers or/and an organisation you have worked with

More information in Guideline for applicants

How do I apply?

Apply online

Good to know:

- Only individual applications are eligible, group applications are not. 

- You can apply for only one study tour within one call. 

- If unsuccessful, you may apply again in the next call. 

- You may take part only once in a House of Europe study tour. 

- However, you may still be eligible to apply for other House of Europe opportunities.

- You must have a biometric passport or be able to obtain a biometric passport, or you must obtain a visa for the intended EU country(-ies) of travel for insertion in your valid non-biometric passport.

- You are responsible for all personal travel documents, including visas, insurance, and biometric passport.

- In the event you are under a valid EU travel ban you are ineligible for this event.

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