Belarus: new steps towards youth employment with EU support

Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

Disadvantaged young people took part in a career guidance visit to the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on 10 February, organised under the EU4Youth project.

During the tour, young people saw what a satellite looks like, modern drones, and a model of a nuclear power plant in Belarus. They had the chance to speak to scientists, and looked at the main achievements of branches of the Academy of Sciences, such as physics, mathematics, biological sciences, medical sciences, humanities and arts, and agricultural sciences.

At the end of the visit, a round table was held where young people and members of the SOS Children's Village Barauliany team discussed future cooperation with representatives of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus. Among the plans for 2020 are internships and youth employment at enterprises subordinate to the Academy of Sciences. The meeting resulted in the signing of a cooperation agreement and a work plan for the year.

The visit was organised as part of the EU4Youth: Employability and Stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine project, funded by the European Union and the Austrian Development Agency. The project aims at empowerment and development of the employability and entrepreneurship potential of socially and economically disadvantaged young people aged from 16 to 35 years old, especially young women.

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EU4Youth: Employability and Stability in Armenia, Belarus and Ukraine