The woman that set up a business in a rural area and created jobs for women. Entrepreneur Marina Andreev talks about the obstacles she faced and the grant that saved her

Moldova: The woman who set up a business in a rural area and created jobs for women, with EU support

31 January 2020
Young entrepreneur Marina Andreev talks about the obstacles she faced and the grant that saved her. She was very young when she stepped into the harsh world of business. With ambition, perseverance and hard work, she managed to open a uniform manufacturing company and created 15 jobs for 15 women…
Yanina Sokolova: ‘My sons know for sure that their mother is independent financially, ideologically, and psychologically’

Yanina Sokolova: ‘My sons know for sure that their mother is independent financially, ideologically, and psychologically’

30 January 2020
In EU countries, gender equality is a core value. Women are supported in their rights linked to equal economic independence, equal pay, equality in decision-making, ending gender-based violence, and tackling gender stereotyping. In Ukraine, the EU supports projects focused on protecting women…
A second chance in Donetsk: how EU support gave Olena better skills for a better future

A second chance in Donetsk: how EU support gave Olena better skills for a better future

17 December 2019
An internally displaced person from war-struck eastern Ukraine was able to open her own beauty salon in a new city. Another EU4Youth success story.
From machine engineer to photographer: EU4Youth makes a dream come true in eastern Ukraine

From machine engineer to photographer: EU4Youth makes a dream come true in eastern Ukraine

12 December 2019
A heavy machinery engineer from Ukraine wants to become a famous photographer. A business education and a grant from the EU4Youth programme have helped her to start her own business and make her dream come true.
Yevhen’s story: how one young Ukrainian gained self-belief and capital to start his own business – thanks to EU4Youth

Yevhen’s story: how one young Ukrainian gained self-belief and capital to start his own business – thanks to EU4Youth

03 December 2019
Ukrainian Yevhen Fedyk wanted to start his own company. Entrepreneurship courses gave him confidence, and the grant he won became the starting capital. He received both within the framework of the EU4Youth programme, financed by the European Union.
Success of one chicken mini-farm: EU4Youth gives new impetus to Yana’s business in Ukraine

Success of one chicken mini-farm: EU4Youth gives new impetus to Yana’s business in Ukraine

29 November 2019
A Ukrainian, Yana Barysheva, fled the war zone and started a small business on peaceful territory. Her participation in the EU4Yоuth programme: "Better Skills for Better Future" helped her small business to become more resilient.
Ukrainian start-up develop interactive map for people with limited mobility

Ukrainian start-up develop interactive map for people with limited mobility

25 November 2019
Ukrainian IT specialist Anna Krys and her team have developed PROVIDNYK, an interactive map to help people with limited mobility to live fuller and more active lives. The innovation was recognised with an award from the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility.
EU supports Gagauz winery’s transition to renewable energy

EU supports Gagauz winery’s transition to renewable energy

15 October 2019
Producing wine for more than a century, Kara Gani Winery has turned a hobby into a business for the Cerven family. “We are the fifth generation to produce home wine. Gagauzia is a region famous for its good wines,” says the owner of Kara Gani Winery, Larisa Cerven. When deciding to open their own…
Ukrainian start-up Sirocco Energy develops a wind turbine for cities

Ukrainian start-up Sirocco Energy develops a wind turbine for cities

14 October 2019
Sirocco Energy’s Ukrainian team have developed a wind turbine that turns wind-power into energy, not in the middle of a field but where people need it, in cities. This could significantly accelerate Ukraine's movement towards cleaner energy.
Nanotechnology laboratory makes science more accessible to Moldovan youth, with EU support

Nanotechnology laboratory makes science more accessible to Moldovan youth, with EU support

27 September 2019
This article talks about the National Centre for Materials Study and Testing (NCMST) at the Technical University of Moldova, which received €474,000 from the EU’s largest Horizon 2020 programme on research and innovation for the development of biomedical nanotechnology and the training of…