The European Training foundation has released a new podcast on ‘Lessons from the past: Soviet heritage in education and training’.
Many countries where the ETF works, including in the Eastern Partnership, share the common heritage of the Soviet education system, and each has navigated its own path in education reform over the last three decades. The podcast discussion focuses on the experience of different countries moving beyond the Soviet legacy.
The speakers agree that some positive elements existed within the system (free and accessible to all students, high status of teachers, strong cooperation with employers, jobs guaranteed to those finishing vocational and higher education). Nevertheless, they acknowledge that these elements occurred within the constraints of the Soviet ideology and economic model, which left it isolated from other systems across the globe.
Find out more
Interested in the latest news and opportunities?
This website is managed by the EU-funded Regional Communication Programme for the Eastern Neighbourhood ('EU NEIGHBOURS east’), which complements and supports the communication of the Delegations of the European Union in the Eastern partner countries, and works under the guidance of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, and the European External Action Service. EU NEIGHBOURS east is implemented by a B&S Europe-led consortium. It is part of the larger Neighbourhood Communication Programme (2020-2024) for the EU's Eastern and Southern Neighbourhood, which also includes 'EU NEIGHBOURS south’ project that runs the EU Neighbours portal.