EU4Youth: Employability and stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine


Project duration



€1.67 million
EU4Youth: От трудоустройства к стабильности в Армении, Беларуси и Украине
EU4Youth: От трудоустройства к стабильности в Армении, Беларуси и Украине

Brief Description

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.


The objective of the project is to develop the empowerment, employability and entrepreneurship potential of socially and economically disadvantaged young people, especially young women.

Actions in brief

Activity 1: Set up an interdisciplinary working group consisting of representatives of participating countries, adapt the ‘Next Economy’ business training programme to the local context and to the specific needs of the project target group, translate the training curriculum and all related materials into 3 languages, carry out a training of trainers for project staff and local partners; 

Activity 2: Inform, recruit and select young beneficiaries, conduct their need assessment, provide targeted training for young people in need of essential life, social, employability and  digital skills; organise individual and group coaching sessions to develop and validate personal learning objectives; refer young beneficiaries for vocational courses; 

Activity 3: In partnership with local businesses organise internships, apprenticeships, job placements and mentoring sessions; offer employment consultancy and consultancy on other state and non-state support programmes for young job-seekers;

Activity 4: Train young people on entrepreneurship (i.e. legal framework, business plans, risk management, finance management, lean start-up methods, etc.); facilitate young entrepreneurs of at least 45 viable start-ups with access to seed capital via a project matching fund; offer constant mentoring in the incubation phase of start-ups.


The project is implemented by SOS Kinderdorf Ӧsterreich (AT) in partnership with International Public Organization "SOS Children's Villages Belarus”, Charity Foundation “SOS Children's Villages Armenia”, Center For Business Communication “BELBIZ” (BY), Alliance For Civil Rights (UA), BSC Business Support Center (AM), Stichting Aflatoun International (NL) and International Charitable Organization "SOS Children's Villages Ukraine".

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