EU4Youth – Enhancing Youth Education, Employment and Participation in Conflict-affected Areas in Georgia and Ukraine


Project duration



€1.58 million
Развитие образования, трудоустройства и участия молодежи Грузии и Украины в районах, затронутых конфликтами
Развитие образования, трудоустройства и участия молодежи Грузии и Украины в…

Brief Description

The project aims to enhance the livelihoods of internally displaced and conflict-affected youth and foster their meaningful participation in society – targeting two regions (Shida Kartli, Samegrelo) in Georgia, and Donetsk oblasts in Eastern Ukraine. 


  • To increase educational, employment and entrepreneurial opportunities for IDP and conflict-affected youth;
  • To strengthen state-civic cooperation over youth education, employment and entrepreneurship issues through advocacy and capacity-building of government institutions.

Actions in brief

In Georgia 

Establish and Operate two Entrepreneurship Schools:

  • Convene B2B fair; 
  • Provide trainings, business mentoring, coaching and consultations for 80 young people. 

Practice and Promote Dual Vocational Education scheme 

  • Assess labour market demand and profiling and skills assessment of job seekers;
  • Provide vocational training/re-training to 270 young IDPs;
  • Conduct internships for 240 IDP and conflict-affected youth. 

In Ukraine 

  • Provide vocational trainings to 100 youth;
  • Deliver 150 micro-business and agricultural start-up grants to young IDPs; 
  • Provide technical assistance to the regional Employment Support Centres and Centres for Professional and Technical Education.

Develop capacities of Georgian and Ukrainian government institutions and conduct advocacy actions

  • Carry out research on good practices of three EU member states on youth employment, labour market and entrepreneurship; 
  • Facilitate 3 study visits for representatives of government institutions (2 visits in Georgia and 1 visit in one EU country);
  • Hold 2 advocacy forums in Georgia and in Ukraine;
  • Organise 3 round table meetings to present recommendations and key findings in Georgia and Ukraine.


The project is implemented by Danish Refugee Council in partnership with Education Development and Employment Centre (GE) and Mariupol Youth Union (UA).


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