EaPTC Belarus – Ukraine Awarded Grant Projects

Development of traditional crafts as a driver for SME and self-employment enhancement in the near-border communities

Total duration

14 months

Location(s) of the action

Kyiv, Zhytomyr and Chernigov regions (with partial inclusion of Volyn and Rivne regions) of Ukraine, Brest and Gomel regions of Belarus

EU financing

229,229.00 EUR

Name of the applicant

NGO "Ukrainian Centre of Intellectual Development"

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Facebook page of the project


Mineralna St., 7-zh, #263, Irpen, 08202, Kiev region, Ukraine

+38 099 2509133, +38 0332 728292

http://craftit.org.ua

https://www.facebook.com/craft.it.eaptc/?timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=100001362451809

Contact person

Julia Filipyeva;

Nikita Shabanov - Head of the public organization "Ukrainian Center for Intellectual Development"

Partner 1

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Public organization "Ecological and Local Lore Public Association "Nerush"


224005, Proletarskaya street, 48a, Baranovichi, Brest region, Republic of Belarus

+375 29 844 55 04

www.nerush.vsebar.by

Vladimir Zuev

Partner 2

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Department for Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of Rogachev Regional Executive Committee


247673, International street, 7, Rogachev, Gomel region, Republic of Belarus

+375 2339 41280

www.rogachev.gomel-region.by/ru/

Veronika Shuster

Partner 3

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Public organization "Ukrainian Center of Civil Initiatives "Svitlo"


04050, Sichovyh Streltsov street, 14, # 21, Kiev, Ukraine

+380 44 221 59 80; +380 95 372 91 79

www.gosvitlo.org.ua

www.facebook.com/ngosvitlo

Anton Plaksun

Summary of the action

Overall objective
  • To raise the living standards of the local communities
  • To preserve the common historical and cultural heritage in near-border regions
Specific objectives
  • To enhance cooperation between the near-border regions through joint business and cultural initiatives in the field of folk crafts
  • To increase the level of employment and self-employment in local communities (especially among the youth and disabled people) through the development of traditional folk crafts
  • To establish efficient business channels for local folk handicrafts to new markets (primarily, the EU market)
Target group(s)

  • young people from project areas
  • people with disabilities
  • Local SMEs and individuals who are engaged in or want to start doing handicrafts
  • local CCI
  • Local schools and Folk Creativity Centers
  • civil society organizations
  • representatives of local authorities
  • mass media

Main activities
  • Project team meetings
  • Awareness raising campaign
  • Trainings and workshops
  • Development of educational materials, video-courses, remote educational programmes
  • Establishment of resource centers – manufacture hubs
  • Provision of actual business-services for the SMEs
  • Regional exhibitions; international ethnic festival
  • Experience exchange; involvement of experts from the EU
  • Promotion of online sales sites;
  • Monitoring and independent assessment of the project results;
  • Financial audit. Development of information and awareness materials on the topic of water resources;
  • Overall administration and project management.

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