Unemployed waiting for business reform

Soon unemployed Ukrainians will have a new opportunity to obtain funding for sensible business ideas. For this civil service employment reboots the training of entrepreneurs from among the unemployed. “Today,” found that when unemployed Ukrainians will be able to participate in the new reforms of the government.

ESSENCE. Now, recall, people can only rely on edinorazovo grant aid from the NHS, which is an average of 20 thousand UAH (up to 64 thousand UAH). To change this situation, the NHS wants to be connected to the reform of local authorities, international experts, activists and representatives of the UN development Program. Experts plan to enable the Commission, where the unemployed protect business plans. And if the idea interests you, for example, local authorities, in addition to benefits from the NHS, the future entrepreneur will be able to get more support. “But it is provided that the funds for the development of small business embedded in the budgets of local councils. The municipality will be required to help all unemployed. But they can support ideas that, in their opinion, seem to be promising. Local councils can support the initiative and differently — for example, to lease the premises at the signing of a preferential agreement,” — said the Deputy head of the state employment service Sergey Kravchenko. Also the unemployed will be able to raise funds from UNDP. There want to develop a special grant program, but the specific amount is not yet announced. “It is planned that the focus of the UNDP projects will be displaced, the disabled and veterans of the ATO,” — says Kravchenko. Finally, the business plans that the unemployed will protect the NHS, will be exhibited at a special crowdfunding platform. Here, future entrepreneurs will be able to dofinansirovaniya from people, companies from different countries. It is expected that the platform will develop as the United site-the mechanism of the state employment service and the United Nations development Programme.

PILOT. The implementation of the first project in the NHS is in full swing in January-February, Crowdfunding Academy UNDP already conducts training for employees within the NHS, Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk regions. These regions are chosen because it will run pilot. “Croatian teachers also teach immigrants and veterans of the ATO, whose business plans have been selected to participate (about 10 people). These project participants had previously wanted to open his own business and served on the grants program of UNDP, but not passed,” explains head of patronage service and international cooperation of the state employment service Victor Gorlenko. According to him, now employees of the NHS and the participants of the pilot are trained in the basics of crowdfunding: the training program focuses on the rules of shooting video for presentation, organization of the process of crowdfunding, reviews of popular hardware and software. In March, the business projects of the participants of the pilot will appear online. “And everyone will be able to financially support the projects. Is there any idea and run stores, and the opening of the production. After this period it will be clear whether the demand pilot. If the response is high, the programme will be implemented throughout Ukraine. There is every chance that the full project will be late June — early July,” hopes Gorlenko.