А1 Project Management

А1.1 Coordinating meeting (20-21 December 2017, Kharkiv, Ukraine)

At the coordination meeting, the project partners were introduced to each other, the presentation of the partner universities was presented, the main objectives of the project were presented.

The partners have agreed to set up shared working space in Google Drive, Setup of workflow in Google Drive, Arrangements on communication.

The coordination meeting reviewed the main issues of project management, signed an agreement on a consortium, as well as partnership agreements with project participants. In the process of consideration and discussion, a project implementation plan, a financial plan, a plan for disseminating project results, and a project quality control plan were approved.

Agenda Project Leaflet Program Presentations Photo Video

А1.2 Final reporting meeting (25-29 March 2019, Chisinau, Moldova)

The event was attended by representatives of partner universities, where universities reported the results obtained by each of them and by the consortium in general as a result of the implementation of the project. 

The participants at the event discussed the directions of the universities collaboration after the project was finalized and elaborated and approved the project's sustainability strategy. A special venue at the event was given to the requirements of the report and the financial statement.

During the meeting, project participants discussed business development problems with experienced Moldovan entrepreneurs, and also familiarized themselves with the work practices of the ASEM Business Incubator, paid a visit to youth entrepreneurs, discussed alternative support mechanisms for youth entrepreneurship. 

The members of the consortium met the ASEM and TUM infrastructure used to support youth entrepreneurs and participated in networking sessions with youth ASEM entrepreneurs - alumni and students.

Agenda Presentations Photo

А2 Conducting research on the state of youth entrepreneurship in the partner countries of the project

The purpose of this study is to characterize the state of youth entrepreneurship in the partner countries from the point of view of the youth itself, as well as from the point of view of business experts, to identify the main issues and develop recommendations for their solution. 

The following research tasks were formulated to receive answers to the questions posed:

1. To characterize the state of youth entrepreneurship in each country, based on publicly available statistical databases and other sources;
2. To identify and describe the sample for youth people and experts research;
3. To develop questionnaires for youth and experts to conduct a survey in all partner countries;
4. To conduct a survey, summarize the results, compare the opinions of youth and experts in each country, develop recommendations;
5. To compare the results across countries, identify common and individual characteristics.

To conduct a survey in accordance with the purpose and objectives of the project, a special questionnaire was developed. The questionnaire has been translated into all languages of the partner countries. On the platform www.webropolsurveys.com was prepared survey structure for each partner country. Total number of respondents: 3957.

In order to assess the state of youth entrepreneurship in the country, expert surveys were also used. The expert questionnaire was translated into all the languages of the partner countries and posted on the WebRopol platform.

On the basis of silent surveys, a study on the state of youth entrepreneurship in each project partner country was prepared. Each project partner prepared a report, a study of his country. The study contains both country-specific case studies and an analysis of joint and different project partner countries.

On the basis of the surveys conducted, a scientific study on the situation of youth entrepreneurship in the partner countries was prepared. The study was published in a separate printed edition.

On the research base partner countries have compiled research articles.

Conducting a survey on assessing the state of youth entrepreneurship (24/04/2018-10/06/2018)

 Questionnaire for young people aged 14-35:
 Armenia, Belarus, Georgia https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/47BC903F605CD1E5.par (in Russian)
 Ukraine https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/CB3363FC98F65705.par (in Ukrainian)
         https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/1C510DC65DA88FEB.par (in English)
 Moldova https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/BC809865D2D3D968.par (in romanian)
         https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/8BC66E7B0DB83F96.par (in English)
 Latvia https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/5D9FBEF5F30139C1.par (in Latvian)
 
 Questionnaire for experts in the field of youth entrepreneurship:
 https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/D00DA3306B7A35FD.par (in English)
 https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/5CB97107F447D56C.par (in Latvian)
 https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/5B57BE3D3BFCDA8D.par (in Romanian)
 https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/02A3B7B52A91F9B7.par (in Ukrainian) 

Research of youth entrepreneurship problems in Eastern Partnership Countries: The final report – Riga: RISEBA, 198 p.

А3 Carrying out of working meetings of partners (workshops). It is planned to discuss the problematic issues of youth entrepreneurship in partner countries.

In the process of holding working meetings, partners studied the state of development of entrepreneurial potential in partner countries, identified problems in conducting entrepreneurial activities, and based on a study of work experience with entrepreneurs, tested new youth working methods aimed at improving literacy and entrepreneurial potential of youth.

А3.1. Aspects of the development of youth entrepreneurship in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova in the context of European integration processes (15-19 May 2018, Gomel, Belarus)

The workshop was attended by institutional representatives of universities participating in the project, as well as other educational institutions of Belarus and Russia. Issues of the state and prospects for development of youth entrepreneurship in the participating countries were discussed within the workshop. In the framework of the workshop, 19 May 2018, International forum of youth scientists «Youth in science and entrepreneurship” took place in BTEU. More than 100 participants from Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Armenian, Turkmenian, Lithuanian and British HEIs took part in the event.  Information on HEIFYE project was presented to all participants, Project partners shared their experience on youth entrepreneurship in their countries, as well as present the Project, its idea, aims and objects.

А3.2. Experience of youth entrepreneurship in the conditions of European integration in the Baltic States (20-24 June 2018, Riga, Latvia)

In the framework of the seminar, in addition to discussing the problems of entrepreneurship development, representatives of partner universities studied the experience of supporting youth in Latvia, visited a start-up enterprises, business incubator RISEBA, Altum financial development institution, business incubator of the Latvian Investment and Development Agency, excursions in enterprises.

А3.3. Problems and prospects of youth entrepreneurship in Armenia and Georgia (10-12 September 2018, Batumi, Georgia)

During the workshop, representatives of the partners discussed the state of development of youth potential in Georgia and Armenia, identified joint problems and formulated the main areas of support for youth entrepreneurs. The seminar participants studied the experience of supporting small business in Georgia, visited youth entrepreneurs directly at their workplaces (micro-factory in the village of Maradidi, juices in the laboratory of the Institute of Agrarian and Membrane Technologies in BNZ (Batumi), chromatographic regional center of western Georgia, design and manufacturing individual electric vehicles in the city of Batumi), and got acquainted with the best practices of doing business in Georgia.

A3.4. Introduction and validation of the course on the specifics of doing business in the context of European integration in the partner countries. Organization of the Centers for the Support of Youth Entrepreneurship (15-16 November 2018, Yerevan, Armenia) 

In the process of holding the working meeting, the partners discussed the developed course on doing business in the countries of the Eastern Partnership, approved its name, and also conducted pilot lectures for ASEU students. In order to implement the common model of Centers for supporting entrepreneurship, during the consortium meeting was organized a specialized workshop, in the result of which each university has developed its own model of the Center.

A3.5 StartUp entrepreneurship and Universities Business Incubators (18-19 February 2019, Riga, Latvia)

In the framework of the seminar, were discussed the questions of organization of Universities Business Incubators, providing work with youth: from idea to startup business, experience of successful universities startups.

А4 Development of a training course on the specifics of doing business in the context of European integration in partner countries

ASUE has overseen the development of the handbook. ASUE project team has elaborated the general parts of the handbook and has collected and summarized the parts from each partner country contributing to the specifics of doing business in their countries. The draft of the handbook, called “Specifics of Doing Business in Partner Countries of European Integration”, was presented for discussion during the meeting at ASUE (12.11.2018, Yerevan, Armenia). As a result of the discussions, the handbook was re-named ''Doing Business in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine''.

The Handbook is presented in sections which describe legal, tax, marketing, and financial issues faced by youth entrepreneurs in the process of economic activity taking into account the logic of transition from one stage to another. In addition to general issues related to opening and registering a business in the Eastern Partnership countries, the Handbook presents practical recommendations, methods and tools that will help assess the situation on a market, form a business model, develop a business plan and present it to investors, evaluate the results of activities.

On the 16th of November, 2018, Victoriia Hrosul, Serhii Zubkov, Rina Turkan, Rafael Ciloci, Diana Galoyan and Ilmars Kreituss in the frames of «HEIFYE:Lab» activities held pilot lectures on the ''Specifics of Doing Business in the Partner Countries'' for students of different specializations (business administration, international economics) of ASUE. The subjects of the pilot lectures were principle of entrepreneurship, business laws in the partner countries of European integration. 

Doing Business in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine / Handbook – Kharkiv : Publishing House I. Ivanchenko, 2019. – 286 p.

А5 Development of online platform for communication, the exchange of the best practices, the search for potential business partners between young entrepreneurs and centers for training and supporting youth entrepreneurship at higher education institutions of partner countries

The aim of this activity is to develop and provide the specific informatics tools that will be determinant for the success of this project and the sustainability of the initiative: Specific online-platform for youth entrepreneurs network was developed, which include systematized information by partner countries (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine) according starting business, doing business, supporting business, learning entrepreneurship, news, database of youth project to find partners. 

On the basis of this platform hosted pages of Centers for training and support of youth entrepreneurship HEIFYE:lab (A6).

 

The web-platform content will be dynamically updatable by partners and users. Each of the partners prepares informational materials for filling the sections of the web platform. Platform is open for partners from other countries.

heifye.org

А6 Organization of the work of Centers for training and supporting youth entrepreneurship HEIFYE:lab

As a result of the implementation of the project, the international network of support centers for youth entrepreneurs was created, to which 7 partner universities have joined: ASEM, ASUE, RISEBA, KSUFT, TUM, BTEU, BSU.

Based on the analysis of the experience of partner universities, a common model of centers has been developed and applied, which offers trainings, consulting, mentorship and organize networking events for youth entrepreneurs. Additionally, ASEM and RISEBA universities offer hosting services and co-working spaces.

The establishment of the international network of centers took place through several stages: 1. analysis of the information on the experience of the partner universities (April-June, 2018); 2. Developing a common concept of university centers focused on sustaining entrepreneurship and preparing methodological recommendations for the organization of Centers (July-October, 2018); 3. Implementation of the common model of university centers and monitoring of results (November 2018 - March 2019).

ASEM as the coordinator of activity 6, developed and distributed to the partners the set of materials necessary for the functioning of the Centers: 1. Recommendations for the organization of the centers (the possible spectrum of services, types of educational programs, topics for training activities, requirements for human resources involved in the center's activity, etc.); 2. Template for the Statute of University Centers; 3. Templates for reporting the results of Center activity.

 

In order to implement the common model of Centers for supporting entrepreneurship, during the consortium meeting in Yerevan, Armenia (November, 2018) was organized a specialized workshop, in the result of which each university has developed its own model of the Center. Monitoring of the progress in Centers development was ensured by receiving monthly reports from partner universities, systematizing results and presenting them on a Google Drive folder, to which all partners have access.

HEIFYE:lab Armenia HEIFYE:lab Belarus HEIFYE:lab Georgia HEIFYE:lab Latvia HEIFYE:lab Moldova HEIFYE:lab Ukraine 

А7 Conducting the international scientific and practical conferences

In the process of holding conferences, to which representatives of state authorities, business and the labor market were invited, participants had the opportunity to learn best practices for developing entrepreneurial potential of youth in partner countries, share experiences and develop cooperation and interaction between youth organizations, organizations working in education and training, public authorities, as well as business and labor market representatives

A7.1 International scientific and practical conference "Youth Entrepreneurship in the Eastern Partnership Countries: the Experience of Formation and Prospects for Development" (13-14 September 2018, Batumi, Georgia)

The conference was carried out in 6 areas:

1. Youth entrepreneurship: role, experience, problems and development prospects in the Eastern Partnership countries.
2. Institutional, legal, organizational, financial and social prerequisites for the development and support of youth entrepreneurship in the Eastern Partnership countries.
3. Innovative methods and programs to support entrepreneurial youth initiatives: the experience of EU countries and the Eastern Partnership.
4. Experience of EU countries for the development of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Eastern Partnership countries.
5. The place and role of the education system in the development of youth entrepreneurship. Youth entrepreneurship and information technology.
6. The role of social entrepreneurship in the development of the economies of Eastern entrepreneurship

Participants noted the similarity of the problems of youth entrepreneurship in different countries, justified the need to create centers to support youth entrepreneurship. Participants emphasized the usefulness of sharing experiences on the development of youth entrepreneurship in different countries.

A7.2  The 12-th Annual Scientific Baltic Business Management Conference ASBBMC 2019 “Foreseeing Challenges and Opportunities for Organizations at the Macro and Micro Level”. (20-23 February 2019, Riga, Latvia)

From 20-23 February 2019 RISEBA University held the Scientific Baltic Business Management Conference (ASBBMC 2019) “Foreseeing Challenges and Opportunities for Organizations at the Macro and Micro Level” in cooperation with the BA School of Business and Finance and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga.

 Within the framework of the conference 5 sessions worked, one of them was devoted to the problems of youth entrepreneurship development. The conference session Youth Entrepreneurship examined key skills that youth entrepreneurs need to develop and looked at ways to design and implement successful youth entrepreneurship programs. The session built upon the observations made during surveys of youth in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Latvia, Moldova and Ukraine in the framework of the “Higher Educational Institutions for Youth Entrepreneurship” Erasmus+ program. The presenters of the session were representatives of these countries. Dr. Rafael Ciloci and Dr. Tatiana Bucos presented the specifics of the development of youth entrepreneurship in the Republic of Moldova, highlighting the entrepreneurial intentions of youth. Dr. Diana Galoyan and Dr. Tatul Mkrtchyan presented the main features of the youth labor market and problems of youth entrepreneurship development in the Republic of Armenia. Dr. Iryna Trusevich reported on monitoring the development of youth entrepreneurship in the Republic of Belarus. Dr. Victoriia Hrosul presented youth’s views on the problem of activation of youth entrepreneurship in Ukraine. Dr. Ilmars Kreituss reported on the development of youth entrepreneurship in Latvia. 

Prliminary Programme Programme

A7.3 Scientific and Practical Conference of Applicants of Higher Education and Young Scientists "Innovative Technologies of Development in the Sphere of Food Production, Hospitality and Restaurant Business, Economics and Entrepreneurship: Scientific Researches of Youth" (3 April 2019, Kharkiv, Ukraine) 

During the conference, the main directions of promoting the development of youth entrepreneurship in the partner countries based on the experience of the EU countries are defined, a list of key skills and competences necessary for the youth to start and carry out entrepreneurial activities is formed. The conference contributed to the development of cooperation, interaction and exchange of experience between youth organizations, organizations working in the field of education and training, public authorities, as well as representatives of business and the labor market.

Invitation Programm Abstract I Abstract II Photo

А8 Conducting competitions of youth projects

The purpose of the competitions was to increase the level of training of future entrepreneurs, managers and specialists, their employment, and the creation of conditions for the full development of the socially active, self-confident youth generation. In the process of project presentation, youth had to demonstrate the art of communication, teamwork, training, application in practice and training in the principles of a market economy and entrepreneurship.

А8.1 Holding the International Championship "Youth and Entrepreneurship" (15-17 May 2018, Gomel, Belarus)

The International Championship «Youth and Entrepreneurship» is the final event of the teams’ work when commercial projects which are implemented by youth are presented to professional jury for large audience. 

The Championship was held in order to improve the level of students’ competence - future leaders and specialists, their employment, creating conditions for the all-round development of the socially active youth generation.

Y&E tasks:

support and development of the initiative in the youth environment and cooperation with the business community and the authorities;
identification and formation of creative and leadership abilities of youth;
propaganda of the idea of continuous self-education of youth, which is necessary for success in future professional activities;
creation of a mechanism for practical support of projects at the initial stage of their implementation;
providing the business community with the opportunity to find and select personnel.

Team performances included achievements, presentation of projects (no more than three) which have commercial basis:

cooperation with the business community (trainings, practice, work);
business order implemented projects;
startup-ideas for business;
presentation of the business which is created and/or implemented.

 

Representatives from Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Lithuania, and Kazakhstan took part in the Championship.

Invitation  Programm Video Video1 Video2 Video3

А8.2 International competition of business projects "StartUp-project" (12-14 November 2018, Yerevan, Armenia).

The start-up meeting-workshop was held with the representatives from partner countries: Armenia, Latvia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia. Partners from Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives / BTEU (Belarus) took part in the meeting in a remote mode 87 projects were received in the frames of the competition, out of which 16 projects were selected by the jury of the competition. The projects were presented in two panels, and after the presentations 3 projects were selected. The winners were awarded with certificates and presents. Besides, the jury awarded the youngest, most ecological, most ambitious and most innovative project. The competition was held successfully and the members of jury were amazed by the projects and ideas of youth. 

Besides the two panels of projects, there was another panel organized for international participants who were presenting their projects on-line (via Skype). Besides the three awarded places, the jury also awarded the most innovative project, the most creative project and the most ambitious project. Projects with the best justification and best realization plan were also awarded by the jury. There were other nominations, too: for the most ecological and the most social projects.

 

The presentation of projects at the championships demonstrated the art of communication, the ability to work in a team, learning, applying in practice and teaching the principles of a market economy and entrepreneurship. Transfer of the best business practices, study of specifics of youth entrepreneurship, the possibility of establishing business ties with youth entrepreneurs, and obtaining consultative assistance will promote the increasing of interest to youth entrepreneurial education.

Invitation Сompetition regulations Photo

А9 Conducting of national seminars, roundtables, workshops at national level in each partner country of the project in order to disseminate information about the project, its results, identifying the burning problems of youth entrepreneurship

In order to disseminate information about the project, its results, identifying the burning problems of youth entrepreneurship each partner country of the project conducted national events.

 

The events were aimed at enhancing entrepreneurial potential and participation of youth in the socio-economic life of society through the implementation of informal and formal training methods that contribute to the acquisition of the missing skills and competencies necessary for successful self-realization in the labor market, building relationships between youth, educational institutions, bodies government and labor market.

А9.1 National seminar “Youth entrepreneurship: challenges and barriers” (March 4, 2019, ASEM, Chisinau, Moldova). Participants: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Technical University of Moldova, NGO JCI Moldova, Prospera Education Hub, Moldova, NGO Junior Achievement Moldova, ODIMM, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova

The national seminar included 3 key presentations on the topics: Youth Entrepreneurship - Hopes and Realities; Entrepreneurial education - how do we ensure the expected impact?; Projects focused on supporting youth entrepreneurs: objectives and results. Each key presentation was followed by panel discussions. Discussion panel 1 was attended by youth entrepreneurs, Grigore Fortuna, Alex Ceban, Vitalie Railean, Victor Lozovanu, Viorica rumleanschi, Diana Florea, Dima Iacovlev. Sergiu Soltan Co-Founder, Development Director at Bricovard LTD, Daniela Botnariuc - Executive Director Dreamups Covaş Liliana - Institutional Coordinator, ERASMUS + Project, ReSTART Rodica Creţu - PROSPERA HUB Laurenţa Filipschi - JA Moldova participated in the panel discussion on entrepreneurial education. Supporting projects for youth entrepreneurs were presented by:  Support projects for youth entrepreneurs were presented by: Rodica Dimitriu - Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Moldova - local contact point, Erasmus for Youth Entrepreneurs - European Entrepreneurship Exchange Program; Olesea Frunza - ODIMM, Projects for youth.

А9.2 National seminar “State of youth entrepreneurship in Armenia” (June 16, 2018; ASUE Yerevan, Armenia). Participants: Armenian State University of Economics, Municipality of city Yerevan, Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia, «ArmCarpet» LTD, Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of the Republic of Armenia, Insurance companies “Rosgosstrakh Armenia” “Ingo Armenia”, “A. Saribekyan” enterprise, Russian Armenian University, National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, Yerevan «Haybusak» University.

The seminar was intended to motivate entrepreneurship among youth, establish links between the youth and state bodies, as well as business sector, considering beneficiaries of all parties were invited to take part in the event. Several presentations during the event took place: Aspects of development of youth entrepreneurship in the Republic of Armenia, University and development of entrepreneurial skills among students, Ways of enhancement of motivation among students, Youth entrepreneurship as factor of economic development of the Republic of Armenia, Financial instruments of state support for SME

А9.3 National seminar «Youth and Entrepreneurship» (December 6, 2018, BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, Regional centre of legal information, Belarusian State Agrarian University, Company “Komservice”, Gomel State University, Belarusian State University of Transport, Gomel Trade and Economics College, Belarusian State University, Gomel State Technical University, Belarusian State technological University, Business and Rost, IVK&Sons, Business Gomel, “Alfa Gomel”, “PCO Gamma”, “Elitsoft”, “Gomel Technopark”, “Speckommuntrans”, “Krasnaya gvozdika”, Gomel Department of Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Housing maintenance and utilities boards, “Edinstvo”, Gomel Regional  Agency of Economic Development.

National Seminar within the HEIFYE project implementation was held at Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives. The seminar will increase the competence and entrepreneurial skills among youth and strengthen interstate cooperation in education, science and business. 

А9.4 National seminar «Youth and Entrepreneurship» (March 18, 2019; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, Regional Consumer Societies, Trade and manufacturing enterprise, Company “STEK Victory”, Enterprise “Keramin”, Prostore, “ASB Agro”, “Nadezhda”, health resort “Chenki”, Uzda forest farm, LLC “Staroe vremya”, Zhitkovitchy territorial Center of social services, Society, Company “Gildiya”, entrepreneurs, Company “Perfume Trade”, Company “Le Grand”, “Eurotorg”, Furniture Centre “Barro”, Company “Vepes-Mit”, Dzerzhinsk multi-unit agricultural enterprise, Chimtrading, VTB Bank, Company “Andival Grupp”, “Zapad Himtorg”, “Edenia Service”, “BelEvroset”, “Korona Service”, “Dobronom”, “Vitalur” National Seminar within the HEIFYE project implementation was held at Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives. 

The seminar will increase the competence and entrepreneurial skills among youth and strengthen interstate cooperation in education, science and business. 

A9.5 National Seminar "Development of Youth Entrepreneurship in Georgia" (November 30, 2018; BSU, Batumi, Georgia). Participants: Batumi State University of Shota Rustaveli, Tbilisi Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Georgian Technical University, Telava State University named after Jacob Gogebashvili, Kutaisi State University named after Akaki Tsereteli, Georgian State Maritime Academy. Beginners and experienced businessmen, Students from different universities, Youth representatives of the city of Batumi.

Discussed international and national programs of financial support for youth entrepreneurship in Georgia; support by Georgian universities for youth entrepreneurship; risks of youth entrepreneurship in Georgia, advisory support for youth entrepreneurship. During the seminar, the following issues were considered: prospects for youth entrepreneurship in Georgia, Youth entrepreneurship support programs in Georgia, International and national programs for financial support for youth Entrepreneurship in Georgia, Support by the Telavi State University of Youth entrepreneurship in the Kakheti region, Youth entrepreneurship and modern information technologies, Risks of youth entrepreneurship, Experience of organizing Kutaisi State University in consulting support for youth entrepreneurship in the Imereti region

A9.6 National Seminar «The state of the youth enterprise in Ukraine: problems and prospects of development» (November 19, 2018; KSUFT, Kharkiv, Ukraine). Participants: KSUFT, Department of Science and Education of Kharkiv Regional Administration, Department of Economics and International Relations, Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Market Kharkov City Council, Kharkiv Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kharkiv National University of Construction and Architecture, Ukrainian University of Railway Transport, Kharkiv National University of O. Beketova, Kiev National University of Trade and Economics.

During the seminar, the following issues were considered: maintaining the competitiveness of Kharkiv enterprises, the authorities' efforts to promote the city's products and services on the national and international markets, the main problems of standardization and certification of products of Kharkiv entrepreneurs on an international scale, the possibilities of finding financing for the development of youth entrepreneurship.

А9.7 National Seminar “The specifics of doing business in partner countries of European integration” (December 13, 2018; RISEBA, Riga, Latvia). Participants: RISEBA, Youth, participants in the RISEBA business incubator. 

The seminar is devoted to the problems of enhancing the entrepreneurial potential of youth, identifying barriers and difficulties in the implementation of entrepreneurial activities by youth, finding sources of financing for business. The seminar was attended by representatives of the RISEBA business incubator, who provided recommendations on how to open a new business, justify the effectiveness of business projects, and look for sources of funding.

A9.8 Workshop “HEIFYE workshop: Youth Entrepreneurship” (April 27, 2018; ASEM, Chisinau, Moldova). Participants: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Technical University of Moldova, NGO „Responsible Business Generation”, NGO JCI Moldova, Prospera Education Hub, Moldova, NGO Junior Achievement Moldova, companies founded by youth entrepreneurs - Pumba Creative Studio, Monkey Digital, Deco Room, Moldova.

Event was organized within International scientific and Practical forum “Fostering Knowledge Triangle in Moldova” - Triangle 2018 - 4th edition. The workshop united representatives of educational institutions and non-governmental organizations that implement programs to support the entrepreneurial activity of youth. The importance of support programs has been addressed both from the theoretical and practical perspectives, with the participation of program providers and beneficiaries.

The topics discussed during the workshop:

Business mindset or how the world is seen by an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship vs salary: what are the preferences of youth. What matters more than money in business development? Entrepreneurial ability: talent or competence that can be developed? Entrepreneurial competence - when and how we develop it. Entrepreneurship education at the level of general education in the Republic of Moldova. Promoting Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Institutions. Panel discussion with youth entrepreneurs.

A9.9 Workshop “Freelance, antrepreneurship or salary?” (May 23, 2018; ASEM, Chisinau, Moldova) Participants: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova

The event was organized in the framework of Career Days, 2018. The workshop aimed at presenting three channels for the professional development of youth: employment, entrepreneurship and freelance. In discussions with respect to employment took part specialists in human resources and personal development, Vasilisa Smirnova Angela Glade, the discussion panel about entrepreneurship, attended by youth entrepreneurs, Alex Ceban Bobutac Valeriu Andrei Rudoi about experience freelance spoke Julian Gulea and Corina Ersov. 

A9.10 Meet up event/ Master class “How to Build Your Million Dollar Startup” (October 19, 2018;ASEM, Chisinau, Moldova). Participants: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, NGO Dreamups Moldova, Founder Institute.

The event was organized in collaboration with NGO Dreamups, Moldova. Event participants had the opportunity to communicate with Alex Rodriguez Bacardit, to find out about the factors that ensured the growth of business and get advice for identifying and testing their own businesses. Alex Rodriguez Bacardit is Founder and CEO at MarsBased - a consultancy in Barcelona specializing in web and mobile applications.

During the event, the students were informed about the opportunities offered by the HEIFYE project, and about the programs for supporting youth entrepreneurs that are implemented in Moldova by the NGOs Dreamups - Startup Grind and the mentoring program of the Founder Institute.

A9.11 Training “Applicable practices in digital marketing” (October 9, November 2, 2019; ASEM, Chisinau, Moldova). Participants: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Vitallius Media, Canada, Office of Diaspora Relations of the Government of the Republic of Moldova.

Training was organized at the initiative of ASEM graduate, Vitalie Ciupac, founder of the Vitallius Media digital marketing agency, Canada. The course was financially supported by the Office of Diaspora Relations of the Government of the Republic of Moldova. Training participants have learned to create sites, prepare it for indexing in Google, and connect it to social networks. Within the training were created teams that had the task to develop the site for a real business idea. The teams that obtained the best results obtained a free domain for the site created and hosting for one year.

A9.12 Workshop/strategic session “Youth on the labor market: challenges and responsibilities” (December, 11, 2018; ASEM, Chisinau, Moldova). Participants: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, Smart Solver SRL

A facilitation session was organized within the Workshop with the participation of: HR specialists, professors and ASEM graduates / graduates. Topics covered in the workshop: the characteristics of the Y and Z generations, the problems faced by companies in the recruitment, selection and employment of youth specialists, the importance of the educational process focusing on the objective of developing entrepreneurial competence.

Workshop participants mentioned the need for companies and universities to work together to train youth specialists.

A9.13 Training “PERSONAL BRANDING. Induction in a new company. How? Why? When?” (December, 12, 2019; ASEM, Chisinau, Moldova). Participants: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova

During the training, the subject of Personal Branding was approached from the point of view of the behavior of youth at the first job. The participants were involved in answering the questions: Are you ready for change? How do you relate your personal purpose to that of the company you are engaging in? How do you adapt to the new job? Who is responsible for integrating? How do you set your expectations at work? How do you communicate with your colleagues, bosses?

A9.14 WINTER SCHOOL “INNOVATION, CREATIVITY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP” (January 29–February 1, 2019; ASEM, Chisinau, Moldova). Participants: Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova, NGO YEP Moldova, Cass Business School; City, University of London. 

The event was organized in collaboration with two EU co-funded projects: EU2INNO and HEYFIE. 

Within the school, the following topics were addressed:

The creative economy and the firms;
Design Thinking and Innovation;
The role of mentoring and couching in business;
Skills of the future: new challenges for; strengthening creativity and innovation.

The participants had a meeting with Ruslan Cojocaru, who presented the history of the international franchise Tucano coffee.

The theoretical knowledge was complemented by the practical activities organized in the workshops:

Innovation resilience;
Entrepreneurship and problem solving: How to transform consumer problems into business opportunities;
Techniques for generating creative ideas;
How to design innovative business models. 

During the workshops the participants worked on the business models, which were presented publicly at the end of the school.

A9.15 Training «Analysis of Key Stages of Human Resource Management (HR) Management and Provision of Effective Instruments» (October  16, 2018; ASUE Yerevan, Armenia). Participants: ASUE Lifelong Education and Career Division, ASUE chair of Labor Economics, ASUE chair of IER, Freda Consulting Company

The HRM specialist presented the analysis on the formation and sustainability of competitive and high-productivity personnel, the use of up-to-date values in personnel recruitment, knowledge assessment, employee motivation, creating attractive working environments, resolving conflicts, and maintaining labor regulations.

A9.16 VII International forum of young scientists “Youth in science and entrepreneurship” (May 17-19,  2018; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: Belarus: BTEU, BSTU, BelSUT, GSTU, GSU, Gomel Trade and Economics College, BSATU. Ukraine: Kherson National Technical University, National Mining University, Alfred Nobel University. Russia: Russian University of Cooperation, Belgorod University of Cooperation, Economics and Law, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Cheboksary Cooperative Institute, Bryansk Institute of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. Tajikistan: Tajik State University of Commerce. Armenian State University of Economics. Georgia: Shota Rustaveli State University Latvia: RISEBA. Turkmenistan: Turkmenian State Institute of Economics and Management.

Participants from Belarusian, Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Armenian, Turkmenian, Lithuanian and British HEIs took part in the event. Information on HEIFYE project was presented to all participants, Project partners shared their experience on youth entrepreneurship in their countries, as well as present the Project, its idea, aims and objects.  

A9.17 Training “Oratory” (October 16, 2018; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, Managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, employees, youth entrepreneurs

The aim of the event is to improve knowledge and skills in the field of public speaking by studying the stages of preparation, organization and carrying out an effective presentation. 

A9.18 Training “Generating business ideas, developing business models“ (October 18, 2018; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, youth entrepreneurs

The aim of the training is to teach potential and aspiring youth entrepreneurs how to find the most acceptable business ideas for implementation.  

During the training participants learned how to determine the criteria for choosing a successful business idea, identify sources for finding ideas for business, form tools for evaluating ideas for the business.

A9.19 Training “Oratory” (October 23, 2018; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, Managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, employees, youth entrepreneurs

The aim of the event is to improve knowledge and skills in the field of public speaking by studying the stages of preparation, organization and carrying out an effective presentation. 

A9.20 Meet-up with entrepreneurs ”Believe in your dream and organize your own business” (October 23,  2018; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, Managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, employees, youth entrepreneurs

During the meet-up students got knowledge how to begin and to run own business, discuss actual issues of business in Gomel Region.

A9.21 Meet-up with entrepreneurs “Find yourself and your business” (November 9, 2018; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, Managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, employees, youth entrepreneurs.

During the meet-up students got knowledge how to begin and to run own business, discuss actual issues of business in Gomel Region.

A9.22 Training and workshop “Modern thinking technologies for entrepreneurs” (November 14, 2018; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, Managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, employees, youth entrepreneurs.

BTEU together with regional entrepreneurs hold a training “Modern thinking technologies for entrepreneurs”. All participants taught to develop intellect-maps for their business, develop business ideas and models.   

A9.23 Training and workshop “Business from scratch” (November 22, 2018; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, Managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, employees, youth entrepreneurs

The event took place in an open dialogue format. Anton Rozhok, acting business coach, mentor of courses from the Like Center Ayaz Shabutdinova, partner of the Like franchise Center in the Republic of Belarus, business strategist, expert in strategic management and marketing, specialist in crisis management Like the Centre spoke to students of BTEU.  Participant had a chance to learn about business tips, improve their leadership skills and qualities, learn how to assemble a team and lead it. 

A9.24 Training “Project Management” (February 11-12, 2019; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, youth entrepreneurs.

The program of training is aimed at developing the current and future entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills necessary for creating strategic and operational management of a small business enterprise. 

A9.25 Meet-up with entrepreneurs (February13, 2019; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, Managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, employees, youth entrepreneurs.

During the meet-up students got knowledge how to begin and to run own business, discuss actual issues of business in Gomel Region.

A9.26 Workshop “Find Yourself” (April 10, 2019; BTEU, Gomel, Belarus). Participants: BTEU, Managers, entrepreneurs, professionals, employees, youth entrepreneurs.

A seminar “Find yourself” was held with the participation of youth and representatives of the business community. Participation in the seminar will help youth entrepreneurs to find their own business idea; The participant will be taught how to develop a business idea and business model, how to develop a product taking into account the interests of users.

A9.27. Seminar “Support Program for Youth Entrepreneurs” (April 5, 2018; BSU, Batumi, Georgia). Participants: BSU, Georgian State Maritime Academy, Kutaisi State University named after Akaki Tsereteli, Municipality of Batumi Anagi Construction Company Ajara Travel Agency, Business Representatives, youth entrepreneurs.

During the seminar, issues of support for youth entrepreneurship in Georgia, advantages and disadvantages of the State Support Program for Youth Entrepreneurs were discussed.

A9.28 Seminar “Support for youth entrepreneurship in Georgia” (June 12, 2018; BSU, Batumi, Georgia). Participants: Batumi State University of Shota Rustaveli, Georgian State Maritime Academy, Art Academy, Batumi Marine School, youth entrepreneurs

The main issues of the seminar, the discussion of which caused the greatest interest: Support for youth entrepreneurship in Georgia, State support programs for youth entrepreneurs, Risks of youth entrepreneurship, Universities in supporting youth entrepreneurship

A9.29 Round Table "The Program for Supporting the Development of Entrepreneurship in Kharkiv for 2018-2022: Meeting of Measures" (February 19, 2018; KSUFT, Kharkiv, Ukraine). Participants: KSUFT, Research Center "Economic Problems of Entrepreneurship Development in Ukraine", Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Market of Kharkiv City Council.

Measures to support youth entrepreneurship within the framework of the "Support Program for Entrepreneurship Development in Kharkiv for 2018-2022" were discussed. The necessity of organization of cooperation with infrastructure of support of small and medium business of other cities of Ukraine and European countries was emphasized in order to exchange experience and increase efficiency of work with entrepreneurs. It also proposes specific ways of organizing work on the creation of a database of financial and credit institutions, grant organizations, investment centers, entrepreneurship funds, kraudfinding platforms, start-up centers and a list of their services for small and medium-sized businesses.

A9.30 Round table "Business - City government - Universities: opportunities for cooperation with EU support. Integration for Development " (March 27, 2018; KSUFT, Kharkiv, Ukraine). Participants: KSUFT, Research Center "Economic Problems of Entrepreneurship Development in Ukraine", Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Market of Kharkiv City Council.

The results of a series of meetings from the EU Delegation to Ukraine, held in Kharkiv in the framework of the information campaign" Build Europe in Ukraine "in the field of economic and trade relations, were discussed. , visa liberalization, financial cooperation and support of the reform program in Ukraine. The possibilities of integration into the activity of European funds and adaptation of business needs in additional funds to the requirements of European standards of subsidies in Ukrainian business were discussed.

Particular attention was paid to discussing areas of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU: programs, projects and information resources. The key areas of activity and the experience of the participation of domestic universities, students, entrepreneurs, government representatives in well-known programs and projects of the EU: general (ERASMUS +, HORIZON 2020, COSME, Creative Europe, UopenEU, EU Study Days), regional (EU4Business, effective municipalities, border cooperation, etc.). Familiarity with projects and programs for children and youth: Euroquiz Internet platform, Euroclub support: Euroclub project competition, contacts and communication platform, summer camp for winners.

A9.31 Round table "Youth and the Economic Future of Ukraine" (April 18, 2018 KSUFT, Kharkiv, Ukraine). Participants: KSUFT, Research Center "Economic Problems of Entrepreneurship Development in Ukraine", Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Market of Kharkiv City Council. Contemporary trends of economic development, formation of a new economic policy, future prospects of the country in a changing and complex world and opportunities for activating entrepreneurship among youth people in Ukraine are discussed and in particular in the city of Kharkiv.

Youth entrepreneurship, which is a strategic resource for the development of small and medium-sized businesses and promotes professional and personal self-realization of youth people, strengthening their financial position and solving the problem of employment, has become a separate discussion issue of the round table.

А9.32 Scientific forum of students "Prospects for the economic development of the national economy and enterprises: student and youth initiatives" (April 19, 2018; KSUFT, Kharkiv, Ukraine). Participants: Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Market of Kharkiv City Council; Academy of Economic Sciences of Ukraine; Kharkiv State University of Food and Trade and the Research Center "Economic Problems of Entrepreneurship Development in Ukraine".

Discussion platforms were held within the framework of the forum: Prospects for Enhancing Entrepreneurship in Ukraine in the Conditions of Eurointegration. Ways and opportunities of economic development of the Kharkiv region in the conditions of Eurointegration. Problems of increasing the competitiveness of domestic business.

A9.33 Round table "Eurointegration: Opportunities and Prospects for Entrepreneurial Development" (May 29, 2018; KSUFT, Kharkiv, Ukraine). Participants: KSUFT, Research Center "Economic Problems of Entrepreneurship Development in Ukraine", Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Market of Kharkiv City Council.

The problems and prospects of entrepreneurship development in the conditions of the European integration of the Ukrainian economy are discussed. During the round table, negative factors for doing business were discussed: corruption, political instability, inflation, inefficient state bureaucracy, currency market regulation, inappropriate quality of infrastructure, increased access to finance, complexity of tax legislation, high tax rates, restrictive market regulation labor, inability to innovate, crime and theft, bad ethics of workforce, poor quality of health care and lack of education of workers.

A separate discussion of the round table on business development was the establishment of fruitful cooperation between the government, business and science.

A9.34 Round Table "Ensuring Sustainable Economic Development in the Kharkiv Region: Integrating Government, Education, Science and Entrepreneurship" (September 28, 2018; KSUFT, Kharkiv, Ukraine). Participants: KSUFT, Research Center "Economic Problems of Entrepreneurship Development in Ukraine", Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Market of Kharkiv City Council.

The model of sustainable development from the point of view of a new ideological, political and practical model of development for all countries of the world is discussed, particular in Ukraine and its regions, which needs integration efforts of the authorities, education, science and entrepreneurship.

A9.35 Round Table "The Activity of Business Entities in European Integration" (October 30, 2018; KSUFT, Kharkiv, Ukraine). Participants: KSUFT, Research Center "Economic Problems of Entrepreneurship Development in Ukraine", Department of Administrative Services and Consumer Market of Kharkiv City Council.

 

The problems of functioning of business structures in the conditions of European integration were discussed. The discussion unfolded during the discussion of the analytical report "Simplification of Trade Procedures in Ukraine: Business Estimates and Expectations 2017/2018" in terms of the main obstacles encountered by exporters and importers in the implementation of FEA, assessment of the work of the customs and various procedures faced by entrep

Armenia Belarus 

Workshop on the introduction and validation of the course on the specifics of doing business in the context of European integration in the partner countries

Workshop "Organization of the Centers for the Support of Youth Entrepreneurship"