Belarus: first winners of grant competition for launching business

Photo: EU4Youth
Photo: EU4Youth

The first two winners of an EU4Youth grant competition for the best business ideas were announced in the Belarusian capital Minsk on 19 November.

Olga Kolyago and Milana Leonovich both graduated In November from the first entrepreneurial skills training course, conducted by specialists of the BelBIZ association as part of the project ‘EU4Youth: Employability and Stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine’.

The five most motivated participants from the course drew up business plans for their ideas and presented them in a competition where the evaluation committee determined the best business ideas for financial support.

The winners receive grants to implement their business idea. They are:

1. Olga Kolyago with the project ‘Creative’, for the production of reusable adhesive stencils.

2. Milana Leonovich and her ‘Dreva’ project for the production and sale of wooden products (interior items, household and souvenir products, toys for children).

The Employability and stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine project is funded by the European Union under its EU4Youth initiative. The project contributes to creating better prospects for employment and entrepreneurship among disadvantaged youth and to increasing their active participation in the labour market in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine.

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Employability and stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine