Project number: 598964-EPP-1-2018-1-UK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education

Project Goals and Objectives

Goals are staples of project planning, giving you long-term vision, motivation & focus:

A1. Curriculum Reform

Curriculum Reform: to reform, start to deliver and evaluate new/revised curriculum for 9 BA and 11 MA Journalism programmes (2 degrees in each of the 10 Ukrainian partner universities), and the institutional quality assurance for academic programmes, so that all new/revised programmes are aligned with European Qualifications Frameworks (EQF), meeting European standards of integrity and professionalism, improving students’ industry engagement, career preparation and employability, and enabling staff and students to develop strong and sustainable connections with European journalism departments and associations

A2. Curriculum Context

Curriculum Context: to enhance the media environment in which Journalism graduates will work: improving the ‘media literacy’ of key target groups, providing new opportunities for Journalism students to engage with public audiences during their training, and raising public awareness of the vital role of journalists and media in the promotion and protection of citizens’ rights within a multi-cultural democracy.

Specific Project Objectives are:


Project Partners and Roles

Partner NumberPartner NameRole in Project
P1Bath Spa UniversityProject Coordinator
Work Package Leader WP1 & WP10
P2Adam Mickiewicz University and Faculty of Political Science and JournalismWork Package Leader WP4
P3Institute of Art, Design and TechnologyWork Package Leader WP3
P4Linnaeus University including FOJOPartner
P5World University Service AustriaWork Package Leader WP7
P6Ethical Journalism NetworkPartner
P7European Journalism Training AssociationPartner
P8Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy and The Department of Journalism, Advertising and PR-TechnologiesPartner
P9Academician Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities and Faculty of JournalismPartner
P10Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and Faculty of JournalismWork Package Leader WP9
P11Mariupol State University and Faculty of Philology and Mass CommunicationsPartner
P12Sumy State University and Department of Journalism and PhilologyWork Package Leader WP6
P13Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and Institute of JournalismWork Package Leader WP2 & WP5
P14Ukrainian Catholic University and School of Journalism and CommunicatonsPartner
P15Uzhhorod National University and Department of JournalismPartner
P16Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University and Department of JournalismWork Package Leader WP8
P17Zaporizhzhya National University and Faculty of JournalismPartner
P18Ukrainian Association of StudentsPartner
P19Hromadske RadioPartner
P20Ministry of Education and Science of UkrainePartner


Work Packages

WP1  Preparation (Preparation)

WP2  Curriculum audit and action plan (Development)

WP3  European curriculum design: Principles and practices (Development)

WP4  Curriculum models: European models of journalism (Development)

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

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

WP7  Quality Management: Monitoring and evaluation (Quality Plan)

WP8  Dissemination and Participation (Dissemination and Exploitation)

WP9  Sustainability Plan (Dissemination and Exploitation)

WP10 Project Management (Management) 


Governing Board Members

At the start of the project the Governing Board planned to meet four times throughout the three years of the project. Due to the pandemic, it was decided to meet virtually on a three-monthly basis to ensure that the project could be reviewed and changes actioned quickly as partners respond to the demands put on us by the coronavirus restrictions.

Partner NumberPartner NameGoverning Board Member
P1Bath Spa UniversityIan Gadd
P2Adam Mickiewicz University Tomasz Brancka
P3Institute of Art, Design and TechnologyDavid Quin
P4Linnaeus UniversityVeronika Menjoun
P5World University Service AustriaVeronika Nitsche
P6Ethical Journalism NetworkDanica Ilic
P7European Journalism Training AssociationNico Drok
P8Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy Tetiana Bondarenko
P9Academician Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities Olha Mitchuk
P10Ivan Franko National University of LvivNatalia Habor
P11Mariupol State UniversitySvitlana Bezchotnikova
P12Sumy State University Olena Tkachenko
P13Taras Shevchenko National University of KyivVolodymyr Rizun
P14Ukrainian Catholic University Borys Potyatynyk
P15Uzhhorod National UniversityYuriy Bidzilya
P16Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University Roman Paziuk
P17Zaporizhzhya National UniversityKaterina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova
P18Ukrainian Association of StudentsLidiia Fesenko
P19Hromadske RadioTetiana Fedoriv
P20Ministry of Education and Science of UkraineKateryna Suprun


DESTIN Structure


Project Plans

 Communication Plan

 Research Integrity and Ethics

 Equality and Diversity Statement

 Strategy and Operational Plan for Outreach Courses

 Quality Plan

 Dissemination and Participation

 Sustainability Plan


Project Leaflet

The Project Leaflet is available in both Ukrainian and English