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Project acronym: DESTIN



National Joint Project

Priority – Higher Education and Society



Project duration: 15 November 2018 – 14 November 2021



EU funding instrument: European Neighbourhood Instrument (Erasmus+: 2 CBHE)



Erasmus+ (CBHE) grant  amount:  798 470.00



Target groups: Ukraine and EU Universities, university students, secondary schools, employers i.e. Journalism staff teams, media managers, lifelong learning.



Grant holder:

Bath Spa University, United Kingdom

Coordinator and General Manager:

Prof. Paul Hyland, Head of European and Postgraduate Taught Development

Contacts: tel: +44 (0)1225 875564

email: p.hyland3ߠx@T(Fbathspa.ac.uk




  • Bath Spa University, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Ukraine
  • Academician Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities, Ukraine
  • Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Ukraine
  • Mariupol State University, Ukraine
  • Sumy State University, Ukraine
  • Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine
  • Uzhhorod National University, Ukraine
  • Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine
  • Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine
  • NGO "Ukrainian Association of Students"
  • PO "Hromadkse Radio", Ukraine
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine



Project goals:

A1. 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: 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:

  • to audit (desk review) all current curriculum (20 degrees), with gap analyses and action plans;
  • to train curriculum teams in the alignment of programmes and QA with EQF standards;
  • to use European models of Journalism education to inform curriculum reform;
  • to train academic and professional staff in principles and processes of peer review;
  • to conduct peer review (including 10 site visits) of all new/revised programmes;
  • to deliver and evaluate the first year of all new/revised BA and MA programmes;
  • to produce National Guideline Statements for BA and MA Journalism education;
  • to maximize public stakeholder engagement and participation in the work of the project;
  • to deliver and evaluate Outreach Media-Literacy Courses for target groups;
  • to maximize the sustainability of the work and outputs of the project.




The DESTIN project will be conducted through many kind of activities: from confidential discussions with an external stakeholder and analysis of anonomysed student opinion to large public conferences and open online discussion forums.  All of the tools and methodologies employed are tried and tested means of educational management, staff and student development, and ethical change management in general. The style of 'presentations' may occasionally appear didactic (depending on the presenter) but the pedagogical design and ethos for conferences, meetings etc. will be inclusive and interactive (as in the spirit of SCL).



Expected results:

  • Qualitative changes in development of journalism education in Ukraine through audit, assessment, review of existing and delivering of new or revised curricula for 9 BA and 11 MA Journalism programmes in 10 Ukrainian universities with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and European standards of integrity and professionalism.
  • Development of National Guideline Statements for BA and MA journalism education in Ukraine.
  • Creation of interaction and cooperation network between universities, national employers and students self-government in the field of journalism education in Ukraine.
  • Creation of interaction and cooperation network between Ukraine and EU universities and professional organizations in the field of journalism education.
  • Development of Media-Literacy Online Courses for non-professionals target groups in the field of journalism, media and communications.
  • Creation and launching of specialized website for further dissemination and exploitation of DESTIN project results.



Project coordinator in Ukraine



Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of Journalism


tel.: +380(44) 239 31 82,+380(44) 239 31 66, +380 (44) 239 31 50, fax: +380(44) 239 31 00, +380(44) 239 31 50 (Office for International Cooperation)

tel.: +380(44) 481 44 01, fax: +380(44) 483 09 81 (Institute of Journalism)

Responsible person: Bogdana Nosova

Associate Professor of Social Communications Department, Institute of Journalism

Contacts: tel.: +380505064732 (Mobile); email: bogdana.nosova3ߠx@T(Fgmail.com



Partners from Ukraine:



Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy, Department of Journalism, Advertising and PR-technologies


Tel.: +38(0472) 37 21 42, +38(0472) 35 44 63, fax: +38(0472) 35 44 63

Responsible person: Svitlana Koval

 Senior Lecturer of the Department of Journalism, Advertising and PR-technologies

Contacts: tel.: +380504645074 (Mobile), +380979761979 (Mobile);

email: svitlana.koval.chnu3ߠx@T(Fgmail.com

Academician Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities; http://www.megu.edu.ua/en/

Tel.: +38(0362) 63 72 34, fax: +38(0362) 23 01 86

Responsible person: Olha Mitchuk, Dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Academician Stepan Demianchuk International University of Economics and Humanities

Contacts: tel.: +380964107513 (Mobile), +380503393424 (Mobile), email: mitchukoa3ߠx@T(Fukr.net



Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Journalism; http://www.lnu.edu.ua/en/


tel.: +38(032) 261 14 91, +38(032) 239 47 24, +38(032) 239 41 82

Responsible person: Nataliia Habor, Associate Professor at New Media Department

Contacts: tel.: +380505052045 (Mobile)

email: nat.gabor3ߠx@T(Fgmail.com

Mariupol State University


tel.: +38 (0629) 58 75 90

fax: +38 (0629) 53 22 70

Responsible person: 

Svitlana Bezchotnikova, Professor


 tel.: +380972454231 (Mobile)

email: sbezchotnikova3ߠx@T(Fgmail.com



Sumy State University  http://sumdu.edu.ua/int/en

tel./fax: +38(0542) 68 77 55, +38(0542) 64 04 99

Responsible person:

Kostyantyn Kyrychenko, Head of the International Affairs Office of Sumy State University
Contacts:  tel/fax: +38 (0542) 33 10 81,

mobile: +380990799552

email: info3ߠx@T(Fdir.sumdu.edu.ua

Ukrainian Catholic University, School of Journalism; https://ucu.edu.ua/en/   

tel.: +38(032) 240 99 40, email: info3ߠx@T(Fucu.edu.ua  

Responsible person:

Iurii Opoka, Head of the Master's Program in Journalism


tel.: +380674555358 (Mobile)

email: Yraopoka3ߠx@T(Fgmail.com



Uzhhorod National University, Faculty of Philology, Department of Journalism


tel.: +380503723767 (Mobile),  +38 (03122) 3 33 41, fax:  +38 (03122) 3 42 02

Responsible person:

Galyna Shapovalova, Associate Professor at Journalism Department, Faculty of Philology


tel.: +380501625285 (Mobile), email: hshapovalova3ߠx@T(Fgmail.com

Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University http://en.chnu.edu.ua/

tel.: +38(0372) 58 48 10 – Rector, +38(0372) 58 47 02 – Department of Journalism, fax: +38(0372) 55 29 14, +38(0372) 58 47 07

Responsible person:

Roman Paziuk, Associate Professor at the Department of Journalism

Contacts: tel.: +380667853822 (Mobile)

email: paziukpost3ߠx@T(Fgmail.com



Zaporizhzhia National University, Faculty of Journalism; https://www.znu.edu.ua /frontpage/3594.eng.html

tel.:  +380(61) 289 41 11, +380(61) 289 12 24

fax: +380(61) 228 75 08     

Responsible person: Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova, Associate Professor at Department of Journalism, Faculty of Journalism

Contacts: tel.: +380661114753 (Mobile) email: ksirinyok3ߠx@T(Fgmail.com

PO "Hromadkse Radio" 


tel:  +38(044) 279 72 09

Responsible person:

Nataliia Klochun, Grant manager,


tel.: +380954865638 (Mobile)

email: projects3ߠx@T(Fhromadske.radio




NGO "Ukrainian Association of Students" 


tel. mobile: +380939150872, +380734997970

Responsible person:

Lidiia Fesenko, President


tel.: +380939150872 (Mobile)

email: lidafes113ߠx@T(Fgmail.com


Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine; https://mon.gov.ua/ua

tel.: +38(044) 481 32 78, +38(044) 481 32 79, fax: +38(044) 481 47 55

Responsible person: Lyubov Shchitka, Acting Head of International Cooperation and European Integration Department

Contacts: tel.: +38(044) 481 32 69, e-mail: l_shchitka3ߠx@T(Fmon.gov.ua



Project web-site: http://www.destin-project.info



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/destin.info/


Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6-LyLY5xSEfRPImkIMBJ1Q/


This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.




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