On 28 April 2022, an educational forum on "Education of Ukrainian children in Lithuania: finding research-based solutions" was held (online format) with the participation of 75 Lithuanian and Ukrainian researchers, analysts, representatives of schools dealing with primary, basic and secondary education programmes, representatives of municipal education units and education centres, teachers, representatives of non-formal education institutions. The event was organised by the Lithuanian Education Research Association and co-organised by the Ukrainian Education Research Association. The meeting was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere, as it was attended by people who are not indifferent to the fate of Ukrainian children and the victory of Ukraine in the war.
The fact that the country of 2.6 million inhabitants sheltered 20 thousand school-aged children from Ukraine was striking. It was nice to hear how concerned Lithuanian teachers are about children being able to get a quality education while they are away from their homeland. They are also concerned about the fact that our citizens do not feel isolated, that they have the opportunity to integrate into Lithuanian society. The idea of creating a Ukrainian school, where Ukrainian teachers who are temporarily in Lithuania would work, was mentioned. Thank you for your concern for the fate of our children!
Report of Prof. Oksana Zabolotna, President of UERA, on the Ukrainian educational context
Report of Oksana Kovalenko, MES representative, on the reform "The New Ukrainian School and its Future”
Report of Nina Movchan, Principal of Dmytrushky lyceum, Uman district, Cherkass oblast