Journalism Education for Democracy in the Ukraine: Developing Standards, Integrity and Professionalism

15 November 2018 – 14 November 2021

This project, coordinated by Bath Spa University, in partnership with the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of Journalism, aims to improve and develop Ukrainian journalism education, by reviewing and reforming current BA and MA programmes by raising the quality to EU standards, improving students’ employability and international mobility, and promoting wider media literacy.

DESTIN is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union – Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education.

This project brings together 20 European institutions, including 10 Ukrainian universities, governmental and non-governmental organisations in the Ukraine, as well as universities and non-governmental organisations from United Kingdom, Austria, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, and Sweden.

Project partners


  • Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy
  • Academician Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
  • Mariupol State University
  • Sumy State University
  • Ukrainian Catholic University
  • Uzhhorod National University
  • Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University
  • Zaporizhzhia National University
  • NGO “Ukrainian Association of Students”
  • PO “Hromadkse Radio”
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

European Union

  • Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
  • Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland
  • Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • World University Service, Austria
  • Ethnical Journalism Network, United Kingdom
  • European Journalism Training Association, Netherlands

Further information

Project website

Bath Spa contact details

Coordinator and General Manager
Professor Ian Gadd
Head of Development of European Projects
+44 (0)1225 875455
i.gadd@bathspa.ac.uk or get in touch at destin@bathspa.ac.uk

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