International financial support for the organization of the educational process under the martial law in Ukraine


The article examines the issue of financing the educational system in Ukraine during the active phase of the full-scale Russian-Ukrainian war. The authors outline the general situation with the domestic educational system as a vital component of the socio-economic development considering Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified military aggression. The relevance of the research topic is driven by the necessity to meet the fundamental needs of the population, including the right to education, and thus the organization of the educational process for Ukrainian students under martial law in Ukraine. However, it is challenging without international financial support. The primary external sources and financial assistance instruments are analyzed by the cases of leading international financial organizations and foreign countries. The authors revealed that with the beginning of full-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine, several international partners have expressed willingness and have already taken the necessary steps to allocate funds to address pressing wartime problems, among which is the support of the continuity of education. The main regulatory and legislative obstacles that arise in providing financial support within Ukraine’s international cooperation framework are described. Our emphasis is on Ukraine’s European path to democratic development, as evidenced by the EU’s comprehensive financial support for the educational needs of Ukrainians (children and students, teachers and researchers) displaced abroad. The features of the support of the organization of the educational process in Ukraine by international partners in the context of different educational levels are analyzed. The paper offers some conclusions and recommendations for further steps to attract international financial assistance to develop Ukrainian education.

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