Alyona Alyona: Why shouldn’t our music be popular abroad? People from all over Europe have voted for a Ukrainian song!

Alyona Alyona: Why shouldn’t our music be popular abroad? People from all over Europe have voted for a Ukrainian song!

25 February 2021
We’ve spoken with Ukrainian rapper Alyona Alyona, one of the eight winners of the EU’s Music Moves Europe Talent Awards. She tells us about why her songs address so many vital social issues and who inspires her.
It’s all about your attitude to humanity: how Valeriya launched her social enterprise, with the help of EU4Youth

It’s all about your attitude to humanity: how Valeriya launched her social enterprise, with the help of EU4Youth

18 February 2021
Valeriya Golovach, 23, is still a student, studying music, rhythm, and choreography at the Maxim Tanka State Pedagogical Institute in Minsk. In parallel, she works at the Social Services Centre, a government agency that helps people in difficult life situations.
Fathers baking bread: breaking stereotypes and promoting gender equality

Fathers baking bread: breaking stereotypes and promoting gender equality

16 February 2021
In December 2020, five men from Straseni, Falesti and Chisinau, with different social and family backgrounds, met for a quite uncommon activity — to bake bread and discuss how to break down the stereotypes related to the traditional activities for men and women in the society and promote the image…
SuomiKids keeps Belarusian babies warm

SuomiKids keeps Belarusian babies warm

08 February 2021
The Women in Business Support Programme of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the EU4Business initiative has helped one Belarusian entrepreneur increase sales by 80% and raise her brand’s profile.
Never give up: how an Azeri woman built a successful gourmet service from the ground up

Never give up: how an Azeri woman built a successful gourmet service from the ground up

05 February 2021
Building a prosperous business from scratch is not an easy task. It requires diligence, patience and hard work – lots of hard work. "You just need to follow your dream,” says Afet Akhmadova, founder of Zira Natural & Gourmet.
‘We make 15,000 masks a day, and donate 5% to doctors’: the story of Nelva, a Belarusian clothing brand that’s not afraid of changes

‘We make 15,000 masks a day, and donate 5% to doctors’: the story of Nelva, a Belarusian clothing brand that’s not afraid of changes

28 January 2021
Today, Nelva has 250 employees, 14 stores and thousands of fans in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Deputy Director Irina Rakhmanova recalls how the ambitions of a few students grew into a large-scale business. Her speech is filled with such passion and enthusiasm that it immediately becomes clear why…
Van Gogh and Pirosmani at the Creatorium: EU4Youth supporting creative entrepreneurs in Georgia

Van Gogh and Pirosmani at the Creatorium: EU4Youth supporting creative entrepreneurs in Georgia

28 December 2020
When you browse the Facebook page of the ‘Creatorium’ salon, you will find this little note – “We are creative artists who will paint everything your eye can see!”
Edible bouquets in Ukraine: how EU4Youth helped Anna Movchan establish an innovative business

Edible bouquets in Ukraine: how EU4Youth helped Anna Movchan establish an innovative business

10 December 2020
Not sure how to make a surprise for your significant other? Want to make a romantic and memorable present? Are you searching for an unusual gift for your business partner or colleague?
How the Ungheni–Chișinău gas pipeline will help Moldova to gain the energy independence

How the Ungheni–Chișinău gas pipeline will help Moldova to gain the energy independence

28 October 2020
The Republic of Moldova has changed its position in the negotiations with Gazprom on a new gas supply contract. Thanks to the commissioning of the Ungheni–Chișinău gas pipeline, Moldova’s arguments in discussing the purchase price for gas may have gained strength. The 120-kilometer pipeline will…
Tsitsi Shengelia – a young entrepreneur breaking stereotypes

Tsitsi Shengelia – a young entrepreneur breaking stereotypes

21 October 2020
Tsitsi Shengelia decided to turn her hobby into a business in 2017. That’s how a creative studio, ‘By Tsitsi’, was created. It can be found in Zugdidi, where a woman carpenter transfers her own emotions and mood into wooden handiworks; here she feels freedom and happiness born in the process of…