EU4Skills Provides Emergency Support to VET schools

Providing emergency support to address the consequences of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine EU4Skills helped selected VET schools which were turned into temporary hubs. By the end of May 2022 EU4Skills had provided 5.500 pillows, 1.500 blankets and 1.500 folding beds to selected VET schools and up to 22.000 units of baby food to Ukrainian families in need. EU4Skills will also provide and more than 2 million items of medical goods.

The EU continues its support to Ukraine through all of our projects.  EU4Skills is one of our programmes which cover the most crucial emergency needs of IDPs. In cooperation with our Member States Germany, Finland, Poland and Estonia we will also further support VET schools in offering learning possibilities through EU4Skills,” said Frederik Coene, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation to Ukraine.

Within emergency support the programme focused on assisting 4.000 IDPs who are currently living in dormitories of VET schools. Moreover, the package of support includes three further components: the provision of emergency goods, psychological support for IDPs and training of staff and volunteers on how to better manage the dormitories. In parallel, EU4Skills continues its efforts to support the educational process during the war by developing new courses for VET students.