Launching a business in Belarus with help of EU4Youth

13-02-2020
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

On 6 February, a business training was held in Bialyničy in Belarus, aimed at socially vulnerable youth and organised as part of the EU4Youth: fostering potential for greater employability project.

During the training, participants discussed their business ideas and the needs of people in the Bialyničy District. Based on these results, it was determined that the following business ideas should be implemented in the area:

1. "Sharik" (balloon) children's entertainment centre

2. "Technodoctor" workshop for the repair of household and computer equipment

3. Training courses for teenagers in programming, with subsequent employment

At the end of the training, the participants presented these business ideas with a detailed description of the business model.

All socially vulnerable young people from remote regions of Belarus can take part in such trainings at the Red Cross Information Centre. Six training centres have been created in Mahilioŭ Region: in Čerykau, Kasciukovičy, Mahilioŭ, Bialyničy and two centres in Babrujsk.

EU4Youth: Fostering Potential for Greater Employability helps young people from socially alienated groups to find employment by building social relations, skill development and promoting entrepreneurship. The project is funded by the EU and is implemented in Belarus, Georgia and Armenia by the Red Cross offices of these countries with the support of Danish Red Cross and in partnership with the Danish Red Cross Youth and Danish consulting company CONNECTIO, together with government bodies and non-governmental organisations.

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Press release in Russian

EU4Youth: Fostering Potential for Greater Employability