Programme: Erasmus +
Key Action 2: Cooperation for Innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Capacity Building in the field of youth – Eastern Partnership
Project Type: Partnership for Entrepreneurship
Project Title: Higher education institutions for youth entrepreneurship
Reference Number: 589942-EPP-1-2017-1-UA-EPPKA2-CBY-EP-PE

The growth of the youth entrepreneurship potential in the Eastern Partnership countries is limited by lack of awareness about the specifics and opportunities for doing business. New challenges and opportunities in the economies of the Eastern Partnership countries are related to the processes of European integration. However, insufficiently studied experience of overcoming difficulties and realizing the possibilities of integration processes significantly reduces the youth entrepreneurship potential in the Eastern Partnership countries.

Described problems are topical in all Eastern Partnership countries. The study of the program bases for the economic development of the Eastern Partnership countries through direct comparison shows that one of the priority tasks is the intensification of entrepreneurial activity. These challenges’ overcoming is possible through the transfer of necessary knowledge about the specifics of doing business in different countries, the implementation of successful business models, entrepreneurial experience for young entrepreneurs.

Employment increasing among young people, as well as entrepreneurial activity intensifying is the priority objectives of European policies in the field of education, internships and youth, it meets the objectives of this project. Studying the experience and peculiarities of doing business in the Eastern Partnership countries, the European Union, and transferring of these knowledge to the youth through the academic environment will provide the synergy between business, science and education in the context of various integration processes. The universities represented in the project are interested in transnational cooperation between education, science and business; improving the international aspect of education; dissemination of youth entrepreneurship, transfer of the best practices of doing business, and in general it meets main objectives of the project.

The idea of the project is intensifying of youth entrepreneurship in the context of European integration both within countries and between the Eastern Partnership countries and the European Union with use of the experience of creating successful business models in the Eastern Partnership countries.

Aims of the project:
- strengthening of transnational cooperation between education, science and business;
- increasing the international aspect of entrepreneurial education;
- transfer of the best business practices in the context of European integration, as well as the implementation by the business sector of opportunities for European integration in partner countries;
- improving of competences and entrepreneurial skills among young people in partner countries.

Objectives of the project:
- organization of the network of centers for training and supporting youth entrepreneurship at higher education institutions in the countries of the European Union and the Eastern Partnership;
- study of the experience of doing business in the partner countries of the project;
- development of training course on the specifics of doing business in the context of European integration in partner countries and its implementation in the curricula of partner universities, as well as its open presentation in a remote form;
- creation of online platform for communication, exchange of the best practices, search for potential business partners between young entrepreneurs and centers for training and supporting youth entrepreneurship at higher education institutions of partner countries;
- exchange of knowledge, experience and successful practices of youth entrepreneurship in partner countries.

The growth of the youth entrepreneurship potential in the Eastern Partnership countries is limited by lack of awareness about the specifics and opportunities for doing business. New challenges and opportunities in the economies of the Eastern Partnership countries are related to the processes of European integration. However, insufficiently studied experience of overcoming difficulties and realizing the possibilities of integration processes significantly reduces the youth entrepreneurship potential in the Eastern Partnership countries.

Described problems are topical in all Eastern Partnership countries. The study of the program bases for the economic development of the Eastern Partnership countries through direct comparison shows that one of the priority tasks is the intensification of entrepreneurial activity. These challenges’ overcoming is possible through the transfer of necessary knowledge about the specifics of doing business in different countries, the implementation of successful business models, entrepreneurial experience for young entrepreneurs.

Employment increasing among young people, as well as entrepreneurial activity intensifying is the priority objectives of European policies in the field of education, internships and youth, it meets the objectives of this project. Studying the experience and peculiarities of doing business in the Eastern Partnership countries, the European Union, and transferring of these knowledge to the youth through the academic environment will provide the synergy between business, science and education in the context of various integration processes. The universities represented in the project are interested in transnational cooperation between education, science and business; improving the international aspect of education; dissemination of youth entrepreneurship, transfer of the best practices of doing business, and in general it meets main objectives of the project.