Results of the meeting with the SDC

Ukraine impresses foreigners not only with its courage, which has already become a national brand, but also with its pace of digital transformation. In just three years, Ukrainians managed to walk the path that took some countries 20 years.

Such success would not have been possible without the partners of the Foundation and the EGAP Program – the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the Swiss Government, and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

We met with Andrea Studer, Assistant Director General of the SDC. The purpose of the meeting was to deepen cooperation on transformation of Ukrainian education.

“One of the Foundation’s global goals is to build an innovative system of civic education. At a time when children master gadgets faster than words and adults’ attention spans are limited to 15-second videos, it is important to look for new effective approaches to learning. Our task is to make education interactive, get rid of paper homework diaries and grade books, and integrate lessons into the digital universe. And cooperation with our partners will help us implement all this as soon as possible!” says Viktor Liakh, President of East Europe Foundation.

With the support of the SDC, we have already managed to:

  • create Diia Portal and Diia Application, which recently celebrated its third anniversary
  • launch popular services such as e-Maliatko and services for individual entrepreneurs. Over 93% of users are satisfied with the latter, by the way
  • develop the Diia.Digital Education Platform, where more than 2 million students have been trained.

We look forward to continuing our fruitful collaboration with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

There will be even more reforms on the way to national digital transformation!