Urban development, Education

Improvement of the financial literacy and …


Who is behind this?

Andriy Los

Committee of the Future. Solidarity and Responsibility



Who is joining forces?

Melitopol state pedagogical university named after Bohdan Khmelnytskiy



Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

The project is aimed at creation of favorable conditions for development of small and medium business, creation of new jobs and generation of new business formation. Implementation will consist of two stages: business education (obtaining knowledge directly in the process of attendance) and business incubator (formation of a six-month course for future entrepreneurs).

Where will your idea take place?

Melitopol, Ukraine

Why does Europe need your idea?

The unstable economic situation in the country, growing unemployment, lack of employment prospects for graduates of educational institutions of different levels, a large number of unemployed Internally displaced persons, lack of support from the State and local governments.

What is your impact?

The creation of conditions that will significantly increase the survival of new businesses; expansion and development of new businesses; providing employment. Pumping up the local budget via taxation. In addition, the establishment and functioning of a business school and business incubator are two crucial positive factors that will be a significant impetus for economic development in the region. Within a year 60 people will be able to take a course of business education and 30 people will part

How do you get there?

1) “Business school” – a program of business education, which is based on a rational combination of lectures, seminars and practical classes provided by leading teachers and specialists of Melitopol state pedagogical university , as well as business training under the guidance of the entrepreneurs of the region.
2) “Business incubator” is a tool of small business support at an early stage of its activities by providing it with equipped premises along with advisory, accounting, legal and other services. In this part of the project it is planned not only to provide comprehensive assistance in starting business, but also support business development with a full range of administrative services.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

The audience of the project will be the graduates of educational institutions of the city and the surrounding areas; all those who wish to become financially independent and start-up a business and are unable to rent appropriate space to start working.
In the formation of user groups of the business incubator the principle of gender equality will be respected.

What makes your idea stand apart?

The project has a unique number of its key distinguishing features from similar educational resources:
1) The Project is implemented at the regional level in the district center that allows spreading its experience to other regions with a depressed social and economic environment.
2) The Project is implemented as a set of "Business school" and "Business-incubator", the activities and interactions of which provide all the necessary conditions for successful completion by students of all stages of

€ 27000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 30000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Equipment – 16,000 EUR Furniture – 4,000 EUR Expenditure on staff – 7,000 EUR (reward for lecturers and business trainers) Rent premises that adminstration expenses – 3,000 EUR



Idea created on Feb. 11, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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