The impact of COVID-19 on access to online and offline education in the EaP countries
March 19, 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on access to online and offline education in the EaP countries

This report, published by the EU-funded Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, highlights the chronic underfunding of educational and technological infrastructure, and a lack of modernisation of teachers’ skills, that has led to uneffective education during the pandemic.

To ensure a sustainable post-pandemic recovery, the report recommends the EU to fund capacity building initiatives for schools and higher education institutions, and invest in technical equipment for students at risk, in order to further develop access to education in the Eastern Partnership (EaP), equally in capitals and regions. Also, the fight against corruption in the education sector and transparent procedures in educational leadership appointments should become a priority for EaP governments. Finally, civil society can encourage reciprocal learning among EaP youth.



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