Yanina Sokolova: ‘My sons know for sure that their mother is independent financially, ideologically, and psychologically’

Yanina Sokolova: ‘My sons know for sure that their mother is independent financially, ideologically, and psychologically’

30 January 2020
In EU countries, gender equality is a core value. Women are supported in their rights linked to equal economic independence, equal pay, equality in decision-making, ending gender-based violence, and tackling gender stereotyping. In Ukraine, the EU supports projects focused on protecting women…
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…
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.
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.
How could an energy efficient medical centre look better and cost less?

How could an energy efficient medical centre look better and cost less?

29 November 2019
Located in Tbilisi, Innova Medical Centre became significantly more energy efficient thanks to grant support from the EU, which the company received as cashback through the EBRD’s Energocredit credit line from the bank Bank of Georgia. The medical centre now saves more than 50% of its energy,…
Success of one chicken mini-farm: EU4Youth gives new impetus to Yana’s business in Ukraine

Success of one chicken mini-farm: EU4Youth gives new impetus to Yana’s business in Ukraine

29 November 2019
A Ukrainian, Yana Barysheva, fled the war zone and started a small business on peaceful territory. Her participation in the EU4Yоuth programme: "Better Skills for Better Future" helped her small business to become more resilient.
Ukrainian start-up develop interactive map for people with limited mobility

Ukrainian start-up develop interactive map for people with limited mobility

25 November 2019
Ukrainian IT specialist Anna Krys and her team have developed PROVIDNYK, an interactive map to help people with limited mobility to live fuller and more active lives. The innovation was recognised with an award from the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Facility.
Ukrainian start-up Sirocco Energy develops a wind turbine for cities

Ukrainian start-up Sirocco Energy develops a wind turbine for cities

14 October 2019
Sirocco Energy’s Ukrainian team have developed a wind turbine that turns wind-power into energy, not in the middle of a field but where people need it, in cities. This could significantly accelerate Ukraine's movement towards cleaner energy.
Ready for Independent Life!

Ready for Independent Life!

23 September 2019
Diana Bakradze, 19, is a student from Telavi, Georgia. She has been participating in the state programme for trust fostering for 11 years.