Skills, jobs and business: EU4Youth Employability and Stability project highlights impact in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine

11-05-2021
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

Hundreds of young people in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine have received skills and job training, got jobs or started businesses, with the support of the EU4Youth Employability and Stability project, which held its online closing conference on 28 April.

The event gathered about 100 participants in Zoom and was also streamed via YouTube.

During the conference, the project’s results were highlighted, with more than 1,000 young people in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine getting free non-formal education such as life-skills trainings, employability trainings, vocational education and training. Moreover to put their acquired skills into practice, the project provided them with the opportunity to have internships and work-based learning with real companies and organisations.

Ultimately, the key objective was achieved thanks to the project - the young people were either employed or started their own businesses.

The exact numbers are as follows:

  • 834 young people (301 in Armenia, 339 in Belarus and 194 in Ukraine) successfully participated in the training programme and received certificates;
  • 439 young people (154 in Armenia, 115 in Belarus and 170 in Ukraine) successfully participated in vocational courses and received certificates;
  • 542 young people underwent internships or got a job (281 in Armenia, 70 in Belarus and 191 in Ukraine);
  • 206 young people received business training (50 in Armenia, 60 in Belarus and 96 in Ukraine), as a result of which:
    • 124 business plans were developed (35 in Armenia, 28 in Belarus and 61 in Ukraine)
    • 57 new businesses were launched (16 in Armenia, 17 in Belarus and 24 in Ukraine).

During the conference the participants had a chance to watch videos from the implementing countries and also to hear the stories of young people who managed to get employment or to launch their businesses.

Running from 2018-2021, the EU4Youth: Employability and Stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine project worked to develop youth employment and self-employment skills, expanding the opportunities for active youth participation in the labour market.

The ‘EU4Youth: Employability and Stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine’ project is funded by the European Union and co-funded by the Austrian Development Agency.

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