EU4Youth Awards

Sophio Nozadze

  • Submitted by: Giovanni
  • Description: Just as the COVID-19 pandemic emptied out offices or closed many businesses, Sophio Nozadze fully engaged in building up a new enterprise in her hometown, Gori, east Georgia. She partnered with local farmers and producers, to ensure that her Burger Bar supports not only the customers but also the community as a whole. The EU4Youth project and the Entrepreneurship School were prerequisites for Sophio's business idea. After the normal operations of bars and restaurants were closed due to coronavirus restrictions, her Burger Bar continues to deliver to its customers, preserving the jobs it has created.

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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