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.
Business Incubator Nisporeni helps beginner entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality with EU support

Business Incubator in Nisporeni helps beginner entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality with EU support

15 May 2019
The business incubator in the Moldovan town of Nisporeni is one of the largest in the country. Funded with EU support, it now hosts 36 entrepreneurs.
How to turn an idea into a successful business: stories from the Business Incubator Singerei

How to turn an idea into a successful business: stories from the Business Incubator Singerei

10 May 2019
The working atmosphere in the Business Incubator (BI) Sîngerei is felt right at the entrance. Behind every door is a fully functioning business with employees, modern equipment and an entrepreneur developing his or her idea.
From Poland to Malta: Are EU countries set to replace Russia as the top importers from Ukraine?

From Poland to Malta: Are EU countries set to replace Russia as the top importers from Ukraine?

10 May 2019
Have Ukrainian exports to the EU increased by 40%, as according to the statistics from Brussels, calculated in euros? Or has there been a 55% increase, as calculated in US dollars by the Ukrainian State Statistics Committee?
Olesea Lisai turned her childhood hobby into a successful business

Olesea Lisai turned her childhood hobby into a successful business

07 March 2019
Olesea Lisâi has been working in the field of wedding services for several years now and recently opened her own bridal and evening attire salon.
Olha Radinovych: I didn’t think we could increase production and enter European market

Olha Radinovych: I didn’t think we could increase production and enter European market

06 March 2019
Olha Radinovych founded a company with two other female friends 14 years ago, when each of them had only $100 in their pockets. At the time, their business idea seemed risky.
Irina Fusu, dentist and entrepreneur who wants to digitize curing process in Moldova and educate her patients about dental ethics

Irina Fusu, dentist and entrepreneur who wants to digitize curing process in Moldova and educate her patients about dental ethics

04 March 2019
At just 31 years old, dentist Irina Fusu is in the final sprint to open her own dental clinic, a business designed together with her husband, who is also a dentist.
Sustainable media: the key to independence

Sustainable media: the key to independence

27 April 2018
Every year on 3 May, the world marks Press Freedom Day. It’s a day on which we are reminded of the role of free media as a cornerstone of democracy, of the importance of media pluralism, of the significance of objective, quality, ethical journalism in informing citizens and defending their…
How to make dreams come true: stories of successful Ukrainian women

How to make dreams come true: stories of successful Ukrainian women

07 March 2018
Cooperation between Ukraine and the EU has opened many opportunities for active citizens. Training courses, projects, fellowships and other activities are helping Ukrainians – particularly women – to realise their dreams and ideas.