RESCUU Work Package 1

Teachers in the target group will be provided with training in distance education and education for sustainable development. With training in distance education, they can work online more effectively, which is especially important during the war, when meetings at the class are dangerous or impossible. Training in education for sustainable development will be especially useful during the restoration of Ukraine after the war.

This Work Package began in February 2023.

Work Package 1.3

Within the RESCUU project, there are a number of places reserved for Ukrainian colleagues to participate in the online course Introduction to Education for Sustainable Development (5 credits). The course is provided by The Baltic University Programme's Associated Secretariat in Finland together with the Open University at Åbo Akademi University (Turku/Finland).

  • Time: 19 September–11 December 2023.
  • Registration: 7 August–11 September 2023.

The course is for students and educators who want to:

  • Understand ESD and how it broadens the holistic and interdisciplinary understanding of sustainability
  • Understand how competencies like critical thinking, future scenarios skills, and collaborative decision-making are promoted by ESD
  • Understand the role of ESD in both formal and informal learning
  • Get an insight into the state of ESD at the own university

Please observe that the course level- introduction and the whole course will be conducted online.

Course description can be found at:

Condition for participation and selection:

  • Upper - intermediate English knowledge is a requirement as you would need to speak and write.
  • As the number of places is limited, selection will be done on the motivation letter. 


Two steps: 

  1. Follow the link:

    In the scroll menu choose the course “Sustainability Studies: Introduction to ESD – Education for Sustainable development (5 cr), online course, last day to register 11.9.2023” and fill in the registration form.
  2. Please, write a short motivation letter in English,  describing why you are interested to take this course (max 200 words) and send your motivation to before 11 September 2023.

Work Package 1.2

Within this work package, Ukrainian colleagues are invited to apply to attend the BUP Teachers’ Course. 

Within the RESCUU project, there are 8 travel grants available for Ukrainian teachers to participate.

The selection will be done by the same criteria stated on the course website and good command of English is a requirement. Please state that you are interested in receiving the grant in the application form under "Comments to the organizers".

Those Ukrainian teachers who will be selected to participate in the course will be given a travel grant to take part in the meetings. The results of the selection will be available after the deadline for applications which is 18 August.

The grant will be in the form of tickets (no monetary) and be administrated Lyudmyla Babak at the BUP Coordinating Secretariat. 

Apply to take part in the BUP Teachers’ Course.

Work Package 1.1

We are happy to announce the first event within the RESCUU project - the course aimed to assist Ukrainian teachers to conduct online education in difficult conditions.

The course named Designing and Delivering Distance and Blended Teaching and Learning for teaching staff in Ukraine will be organized by The Baltic University Programme and the Unit for Academic Teaching and Learning, Uppsala University.

Structure of the course

The course will be equivalent to 10 days (2 weeks/80 hours), distributed throughout March-June 2023.

Read the preliminary schedule and detailed course description.

Participants will receive a certificate of the course if they complete the course by active participation in at least 60 percent of the scheduled sessions and handing in the individual workbook. The certificate will state the course content, learning outcomes, and scope in working time.

The start date is 20 March 2023 and the final day is 15 June 2023. The course consists of twelve formal two-hour scheduled sessions, which will be arranged online via Zoom. The session content will be a mixture of presentations and collegial exchanges in a workshop or seminar format. The sessions will be recorded.

The course will have its dedicated website, provided by Uppsala University, to be used as a center for communication, to gather resources and as an inspiration for the participants for their development of learning management system.

Participants will compile a workbook, a course logbook, during the duration of the course. The workbook is the participant’s private material but should be handed in at end-of-course. Facilitators will provide feedback via the learning management system.

More information and contact

For more information about the course please contact Lyudmyla Babak via

Last modified: 2023-08-11