Watermelons in Belarus: EU4Youth sowing the seeds of success

Watermelons in Belarus: EU4Youth sowing the seeds of success

14 January 2020
In spring 2019, a large-scale initiative of watermelon growth testing was launched in the schools of the Homieĺ region in Belarus. For six months, the pupils, together with teachers and local enthusiasts, explored how successfully this beloved round fruit can take root in the south of the country.
Belarus: How business changes life in Hlybokaje, with EU support

Belarus: How business changes life in Hlybokaje, with EU support

10 January 2020
A new development project in the field of self-employment and small businesses has recently been launched in Hlybokaje District, in the Viciebsk Region of Belarus. The new ‘Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovations Promotion and Support’ is implemented as part of the EU initiative Mayors for…
Water, sanitation and hygiene in Georgia: Standard implementation in a multiethnic population

Water, sanitation and hygiene in Georgia: Standard implementation in a multiethnic population

30 December 2019
“Once a week, sometimes twice, a car would come with water, and we stood in a line with our vessels. We might have got water, or maybe not. The water was arriving in cisterns for 28 years and was very expensive. Moreover, we had to carry water from far away to wash clothes or dishes, and this was…
How do regions reduce greenhouse gas emissions and what is the economic effect?

How do regions reduce greenhouse gas emissions and what is the economic effect?

20 December 2019
By joining the EU initiative ‘Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy’, Belarusian regions are innovating and improving their energy efficiency. But what did the modernisation of the public baths in Hlybokaje and the boiler facilities in Brest mean for the cities?
ClimateLaunchpad: Young inventors from Baku at the climate and energy start-up competition in Amsterdam

ClimateLaunchpad: Young inventors from Baku at the climate and energy start-up competition in Amsterdam

20 December 2019
This year, two young inventors from Azerbaijan reached the final of an international competition for cleantech start-ups, ClimateLaunchpad, held in Amsterdam in mid-November.
A second chance in Donetsk: how EU support gave Olena better skills for a better future

A second chance in Donetsk: how EU support gave Olena better skills for a better future

17 December 2019
An internally displaced person from war-struck eastern Ukraine was able to open her own beauty salon in a new city. Another EU4Youth success story.
From machine engineer to photographer: EU4Youth makes a dream come true in eastern Ukraine

From machine engineer to photographer: EU4Youth makes a dream come true in eastern Ukraine

12 December 2019
A heavy machinery engineer from Ukraine wants to become a famous photographer. A business education and a grant from the EU4Youth programme have helped her to start her own business and make her dream come true.
EU helps young Armenian woman take her first steps in business

EU helps young Armenian woman take her first steps in business

12 December 2019
Social networks are growing rapidly in Armenia. Most Armenians have accounts on various social media and are very active users of the internet. But for the majority, social networks are just another form of entertainment and aren’t considered a profession or a source of income.
Sitara Ibragimbeyli and her film Terpsichore: How the EU supports gender equality in Azerbaijan

Sitara Ibragimbeyli and her film Terpsichore: How the EU supports gender equality in Azerbaijan

11 December 2019
Efforts in the field of gender equality are one of the integral elements of the European Union's work in Azerbaijan. Many projects are being implemented in this direction throughout the country.
Yevhen’s story: how one young Ukrainian gained self-belief and capital to start his own business – thanks to EU4Youth

Yevhen’s story: how one young Ukrainian gained self-belief and capital to start his own business – thanks to EU4Youth

03 December 2019
Ukrainian Yevhen Fedyk wanted to start his own company. Entrepreneurship courses gave him confidence, and the grant he won became the starting capital. He received both within the framework of the EU4Youth programme, financed by the European Union.