WP1 Preparation (Preparation)

Key activities include: signing of contracts; appointment of Governing Board and first meeting; presentation of financial and administrative operations and the responsibilities of all partners; establishment of Curriculum Development Teams at each of the 10 Ukrainian universities; creation of project database and communications management system; production of ethics statement for all project actions; production of equity guidelines to ensure that all project activities and outputs follow best practices in addressing the needs of various minority groups, disadvantaged students and students with disabilities; first formation of project working-groups (e.g., Sustainability Team and Outreach Courses Team); holding of first ‘Launch and Ethical Journalism’ conference at Bath (BSU) and Dublin (IADT).

Estimated Start Date – 15.11.2018 
Estimated End Date – 15.02.2019

 

WP2 Curriculum audit and action plan (Development)

Design of templates (including demographic data on diversity of student enrolments, employment etc.) for audit/description of 20 current Journalism programmes at 10 Ukrainian universities; appointment of 5 desk-review panels from DESTIN partners, each composed of 2 EU, and 4 Ukrainian (2 university, 1 employer, I student) members; delivery of training workshop at Kiev (TSNUK), EU and Ukrainian participants; online desk reviews of all curriculum; production of desk-review report with recommendations and baseline data (for later use in evaluation of new curriculum), and university action plans.

Estimated Start Date – 15.02.2019
Estimated End Date – 15.08.2019

 

WP3 European curriculum design: Principles and practices (Development)

Adaptation of ALIGN materials (e.g., Toolkit, Guidelines for Aligning and Checking the Alignment of Academic Programmes with EQF, and National Report on Aligning Academic Programmes with EU Standards); holding of Student-Centred Learning Conference at Kiev (TSNUK) with EU and Ukrainian participants; design of Course-Design Training Workshops and allocation of EU mentors; holding of two training workshops at each Ukrainian university with online mentor support; production of self-assessment reports and action plans by each Ukrainian university.

Estimated Start Date – 15.02.2019
Estimated End Date – 15.10.2021

 

WP4 Curriculum models: European models of journalism (Development)

Preparation and conduct of two field trips to learn how Journalism education is provided in leading Swedish and Polish universities (to include meetings with staff and students; discussion of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, internships and work-placements, and tour of studio facilities); Field trips to LNU (includes 30 Ukrainian staff) and AMU (includes 30 different Ukrainian staff) conducted; production of 10 ‘Field-trip Benchmarking Reports’, one from each Ukrainian university.

Estimated Start Date – 15.06.2019
Estimated End Date – 15.08.2019

 

WP5 New / Revised curriculum, evaluation and National Guidelines (Development)

Adaptation of templates with evaluation criteria for peer review of 20 new/revised academic programmes; Production of full descriptions of new/revised programmes; formation of 3 peer review panels (each panel composed of 9 members: 3 EU partners, I national employer and 1 student union representative, plus 2 local staff, 1 student/graduate and 1 employer); conduct of desk review and then 10 site visits at each Ukrainian university; production of peer-review reports; submission and approval of new/revised curriculums at each Ukrainian university; first-year delivery of new programmes; evaluation of programmes including student survey for comparison with baseline data); production of National Guideline Statements.

Estimated Start Date – 15.11.2019
Estimated End Date – 15.10.2021

 

WP6 University outreach online ‘Media Literacy’ courses (Development)

Development of Strategy and plans by Outreach Team; consultations with key public stakeholders and target groups; online co-ordination meetings, articulation of technical and IPR requirements; consultation with EU experts; production of courses (at least 2 from each Ukrainian university) for 3 online ‘media-literacy’ programmes; testing and editing of courses; launch and delivery online courses; evaluation of courses with user feedback, and production of report for Sustainability Team.

Estimated Start Date – 15.06.2020
Estimated End Date – 15.11.2021

 

WP7 Quality Management: Monitoring and evaluation (Quality Plan)

Production of Quality Plan for the project (to include all key working documents, activities and outputs, and risk assessments) and presentation at Launch Conference; implementation of the plan throughout the project; consultations with individual partners; production of progress reports and Evaluation Report for discussion at Governing Board and Co-ordination meetings.

Estimated Start Date – 15.11.2018
Estimated End Date – 15.11.2021

 

WP8 Dissemination and Participation (Dissemination and Exploitation)

Development of Engagement Strategy for discussion at all Governing Board and Co-ordination meetings; creation of project website; consultation with key Ukrainian stakeholder groups including gap-analysis surveys of target groups; delivery of 10 Open Days (one at each Ukrainian university) and presentation of report; design and delivery of online ‘Project Watch’ on project progress and challenges; consultations and development of strategy for Ukrainian university sector take-up of DESTIN products and services; progress reports on progress of engagement, web analytics and feedback on online courses.

Estimated Start Date – 15.11.2018
Estimated End Date – 15.11.2021

 

WP9 Sustainability Plan (Dissemination and Exploitation)

Formation of ‘Sustainability Team’ from all project partners and development of rolling Sustainability Plan (as standing item) for discussion at all Governing Board and Co-ordination meetings; holding of online sustainability meetings; design and delivery final ‘Journalism Futures’ conference at Lviv (IFNUL) with invitations to key target groups to participate; presentation of final Sustainability Report at last Governing Board and conference.

Estimated Start Date – 15.11.2018
Estimated End Date – 15.11.2021

 

WP10 Project Management (Management)        

Oversight of all project activities and outputs, including financial and administrative operations and reporting; leadership of 4 Governing Board meetings, production of progress reports and oversight of all project working-groups; procurement of project equipment for Ukraian universities; consultations and collaborations with related EC projects; commissioning of financial audit; all formal reporting to EC.

Estimated Start Date – 15.11.2018
Estimated End Date – 15.11.2021