EU4Youth Awards

Roman Chernyshev

  • Submitted by: Giovanni
  • Description: Roman fell victim to human trafficking and needed support with employment and training. As part of an EU4Youth project in Belarus, he took a driving course and worked with a mentor. He successfully completed his training as a truck driver, wrote a CV, sent it out to organisations, visited job fairs and personnel departments of big industrial enterprises. The project helped Roman to find a legal job, cope with a difficult life situation and to socialise back into his family after the trauma. Now Roman works at the Road maintenance and construction departmentas a driver and leads an active life.

The EU4Youth Award winners were selected among the beneficiaries of the five EU-funded EU4Youth projects, which have been supporting youth in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine during 2018-2020. These are 15 outstanding young people who have been selected to receive the EU4Youth Awards, out of a total of 18,000 beneficiaries since the EU4Youth programme was launched in 2018. More information about all EU-funded initiatives for youth in the Eastern Partnership region is available here:

The special awards will be provided by EY, which implements EU4Youth Coordination and Support project. The EU4Youth programme’s purpose is aligned with EY’s commitment to support the next generation workforce and to positively impact the lives of one billion people by 2030. Through EY Ripples , EY people use their skills to help young people and underserved groups to succeed by conveying knowledge related to entrepreneurship, adaptability,  financial literacy and other 21st-century skills. Discover more.

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