Migration, Education, self employment, entrepreneurship

Skills or Social Allowance? (SSA)


Who is behind this?

Inna Riepina

Kyiv National Economics University named after Vadym Hetman (KNEU)



Who is joining forces?

The University’s Legal Clinic “Social Justice”






PO "Social Center MHP" (SCMHP)



The PO "With a country in the heart" is engaged in the assistance to internally displaced persons in Ukraine. The PO "SCMHP"provides legal, social, material assistance to people and communities.

Idea Sketch


Idea pitch

The European migration policy of "open doors" is a worldwide geopolitical challenge. In 2017, the EU adopted over a million refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other hot spots. The online platform “SSA” is an interactive didactic product (languages: Ukrainian, Russian, English, French, German) that provides access to education for migrants and forms an entrepreneurial consciousness that fosters integration into society, as well as the desire to contribute to this society.

Where will your idea take place?

Headquarters: Kiev, Ukraine

Why does Europe need your idea?

The problem of migration has become one of the most important for the EU and causes disagreements between European leaders and also deterioration of relationships between the local population and migrants. The Platform "SSA" will reduce tensions, preserving national identity and social cohesion.

What is your impact?

Multiple synergies in the implementation of SSA are based on the creation of business models in the process of introducing and commercializing inclusive entrepreneurship. The formation of entrepreneurial consciousness will promote political dialogue and encourages the adoption of responsibility.

How do you get there?

The achievement of the goal is planned through the implementation of the following activities:
- creation of five courses with a single didactic content, adapted for the target audiences in the online educational platform “SSA”;
- conducting promo-tours around European cities;
- conducting a “round-tables” to inform the target audiences about online educational platform “SSA”;
- conducting training sessions for the target audiences;
- final conference.

What is your story?

There are three centers for refugees in Ukraine, each of which has about 200 people. Our team has experience working with migrants. We have enough publications and recommendations on team building and development of own business. It is better to teach one the skill of fishing than to offer him fish.

Who are you doing it for?

The online educational platform “SSA” defines the beneficiary populations (refugees, internally displaced persons and affected local populations).

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We are open to everything new and cognitive. Recommendations, advice and comments - we will be happy to: 1) feedback to make our project as efficient as possible; 2) finding partners for the implementation of this project in Europe. Progress as a nation depends entirely on progress in education!



Lidiya Shergina




Inna R

Idea created on Jan. 11, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 19, 2018

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