Estonian Refugee Council in collaboration with Garage48 invite women in Cherkasy, Kirovohrad and Poltava oblasts to build their future and realise their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs.
64 new business ideas and 46 already existing businesses will be selected to the programme to get support on getting started and developing a sustainable and crisis-resilient micro company. At least 60 individuals or business teams selected by the jury will benefit 36 000 – 180 000 UAH together with mentoring for six months.
23 November 2023, 18:00-20:00 UTC+2
Applications deadline for the Acceleration Programme
Announcement of selected participants into the Acceleration Programme
06 December 2023
Acceleration: Entrepreneurship Programme for the relocation and re-starting of existing businesses
09 – 17 December 2023
Finals & Award ceremony for the Acceleration Programme
22 December 2023
Applications deadline to the Incubation Programme
07 January 2024
Announcement of selected participants into the Incubation Programme
13 January 2024
Incubation: Entrepreneurship Programme for the creation of new businesses
20 January – 4 February 2024
Finals & Award ceremony for the Incubation Programme
Шановні бенефіціари, наразі прийом заявок на Програму екстреної підтримки доступу до засобів для існування 2023-2024 призупинено. Можливість подавати заявки буде відкрито найближчим часом, слідкуйте за оновленнями на цій сторінці.
Estonian Refugee Council is starting a new emergency livelihoods programme aimed at providing access to sustainable livelihoods in Cherkasy, Kirovohrad and Poltava oblasts. Around 450 people will benefit 36 000 UAH for the generation of new sources of income and supporting them to achieve the subsistence minimum.
The employability programme welcomes refugees who want to enter the labor market in Estonia or change their jobs. This program is suitable for everyone, regardless of their work experience or current employment status in Estonia.
A total of 50 people can participate in the two-week employability program, and after completing the programme, they have the opportunity to participate in mentor consultations within three months. A total of 4 groups are formed with an average of 12 people. The groups are held in Russian and English.
Empowering Women Entrepreneurship Programme welcomes people that have been forced to relocate from their home country and wish to rebuild their future in Estonia through entrepreneurship.
Garage48 and Estonian Refugee Council have been working together since 2019, to empower more than 100 internally displaced women inside Ukraine and Ukraine refugees in Estonia in launching their microbusinesses. With the knowledge gained throughout the four years, we are taking the Empowering Women programme further, to empower more entrepreneurial people who are facing the challenge of rebuilding their lives in a new country.
Pre-webinar: Overview of the Empowering Women Entrepreneurship Programme and successful entrepreneurs with a refugee background share their stories
29 August 2023, 18.00-20.30
Pre-webinar: Introduction of the Estonian entrepreneurial environment
30 August 2023, 18.00-20.00
Deadline for Idea Garage registration
5 September 2023, 23:59
9-10 September 2023
Deadline for applications for the Entrepreneurship Programme
12 September 2023, 23.59
Announcement of selected participants into the Entrepreneurship Programme
Estonian Refugee Council in collaboration with Baltic Innovation Agency invites war refugees from Ukraine with prior entrepreneurship experience to participate in “Boost” business development programme with the aim of further developing your business or helping you restart your business here in Estonia. The programme provides the participants with training and knowledge on business development and on ways to raise the competitiveness of the businesses. The programme will take place in two locations, Tartu and Jõhvi, and entails study- and cultural visits in addition to the training workshops.
A total of up to 30 Ukrainian founded small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or individuals with prior entrepreneurial experience will be selected to the programme. At the end of the programme, 3 teams selected by an expert jury will be awarded with a grant in the amount of 1000 euros.
Estonian Refugee Council in collaboration with Garage48 invite women in Ukraine to build their future and realise their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs.
80 new business ideas and 30 already existing businesses will be selected to the programme to get support on getting started and developing a sustainable and crisis-resilient micro company. At least 40 individuals or business teams selected by the jury will benefit from support up to 60 000-150 000 UAH together with mentoring for six months.
22 February 2023, 17:00-20:00 UTC+2
Deadline for applications
3 March 2023
Announcement of selected participants for new businesses
17 March 2023
Programme for new businesses
1-13 April 2023
Announcement of selected participants for existing businesses