DOMGO “MIKS” was established on 07th of April 2010 by the group of social active young people of Dnipropetrovsk region. Young people were united by common need to diverse types of youth activities in their area. The main aim of organization is to activate young people in region and support them to participate in local community life.

 

Now DOMGO “MIKS” works with youth between 18-30, pupils, students, young IDPs and unemployed youth. We organize different educational activities in non-formal format regularly. They are training courses, seminars and internships in human rights, youth participation, youth employment and creativity. Our organization work with school and college Euro-clubs in the region.

 

We organize    educational events for local youth on regular basis. Our main topics are selfdevelopment, leadership, time planning, self-evaluation. We are involved in No hate speech campaign in Ukraine, in November 2016 we organized national training course on Bookmarks in Zhytomyr, Ukraine. We are supporting the campaign on local and national level by promoting its values and organizing educational activities for young people. 

Olena Shakhova

Biography

My name`s Olena Shakhova, I`m 19 y.o. and I`m from a beautiful city Odesa, Ukraine. Currently I`m studying logistics management at Odesa National Maritime University. At the age of 14 I became extremely passionate about project management that not only gave me an opportunity to social issues in Ukraine but also brought me to volunteering with young Ukrainians in the area of non-formal education at English-language summer camps. Last semester I`ve spent studying management in USA, North Carolina as an exchange student of a Global UGRAD program where I had an opportunity to get knowledge on entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and American culture. Starting from September 2017 I became working as an HR Manager in a company Talentuch where my main duties included conducting interviews with candidates and controlling the climate in the team. Currently I volunteer as an Ambassador of Education USA where my mission is to spread information on opportunities of studying abroad.

Do you have any experience in similar project?  

This July I took a part in the European funded project 'Impulse Boost
Camp' that was held in Schneeberg, Germany and focused on project
management, leadership, and teamwork. Moreover, during the course we had amazing sessions on topics such as communication, political activism, presentation, and PR. Knowledge that I've gained during this project was not only  new for me but also extremely interesting and I have no doubts that it can be really useful for young Ukrainians I'm going to share this knowledge with.

What's your motivation in taking part to this TC (Training Course)?

If youth is the hope of our future, then we have to create a better future for our hope.

What are your main expectations regarding your participation in this training course? How do you envisage to incorporate what you have learnt during the TC in your work?

I'm really excited about getting new knowledge on non-formal methods of education regarding topics such fighting youth unemployment and preventing racism and intolerance among youth. Moreover, I really want to know how young people can start implementing their business ideas in real life.


I'm sure that I`ll be able to share the knowledge on entrepreneurship I've gained during conducting lessons at English-language summer camps with active young Ukrainians. Moreover, I have no doubts that this information will be extremely useful for those Ukrainians I'm working as an Ambassador of EducationUSA.

Please describe your knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship.

At the age of 15 I started being really into the entrepreneurship. At that point my sister and I decided to open our small online store. We had it for more than a year and it was pretty successful - at least, that's what I thought as a 15-years old girl :)

 

While studying at a Fayetteville State University I took an 'Entrepreneurship and Creative Thinking' class that gave me an opportunity not only to know more about this area but also to work on my own business idea.

 

Currently I'm looking for ways to get more knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship, cause I believe that if intentions of a person who owns a business are good, it can truly change the world.

 

Tetiana Gorokhova

Biography

My name is Tetiana Gorokhova. I am 30. I was born in the beautiful city in Ukraine. This is Mariupol. I have a PhD in economics. Also I am an Associate Professor of Department «Marketing and Business administration» of Public Higher Education Institution "Priazovskiy State Technical University" (Mariupol, Ukraine). I am author of 30 scientific articles in the field of economics and business management, corporate social responsibility, sustainable development of enterprises, the European integration process, etc.
The topic of PhD thesis is «The evaluation of the implementation of corporate social responsibility at the industrial enterprises».
I am a participant of the project «Management training courses in a foreign language» as a part of my educational activities.
Also, I am a bachelor of a Business Law. My scientific interests are social responsibility, sustainable development, human rights, youth politics and development of Entrepreneurship in Ukraine and other countries. My passion is choreography. I have danced from 1995. 

Do you have any experience in similar project?  

I participated in Visegrad Summer School- 2015 (Krakov, Poland)
I had a research-stay in Economic University in Bratislava (2015-2016) (I conducted the research of the effect of social responsibility on enterprises activity and compared specifics of implementation CSR strategies in Europe (for instance Slovak Republic) and Ukraine).
In 2017, I participated in European Forum Alpbach -2017 (a scholarship for Ukraine).
Working at the University I conduct trainings devoted to Corporate Social Responsibility (f e.g. “How to be a responsible consumer” etc). In 2017 I was a participant of  Erasmus + Youth exchange “ Ready for social entrepreneurship” (Romania, Desember 2018)We discussed influence of social responsibility principles on business. In April 2018 I participated in Learning mobility of youth workers “World without discrimination” (Turkey, April 2018). We created the guidelines for using inclusive language. 

What's your motivation in taking part to this TC (Training Course)?

It’s should be noted, that four years of war in the Eastern Ukraine made Mariupol a center of internally displaced persons (IDP) concentration. According the statistics, 544,8 thousand persons of IDP were registered in Donetsk region in February 2017. The City Council takes care of living conditions of refugees in general, but no one is trying to solve adaptation problems of young people of displaced institutions and to help them to join to student fraternity. I think, education organizations and youth workers should help to university graduation internally displaced youth able to enter into an independent life without a post-war syndrome. Every internally displaced persons or refugees face a number of problems that are in all areas of human life: economic, legal, social, domestic, organizational and psychological. There is no clear state mechanism aimed to help resettlement people to adopt to the new environment. Thus, the provision of equal opportunities for youth from areas of military conflict, contributes to the development of a fully-fledged harmonious personality, an active member of the world community.
One of my scientific interests is a development of Entrepreneurship in Ukraine and other countries. That's why I would like to take an active part in the program Erasmus+ Training Course “ACTIVATE”.  I want to solve the following tasks within this program:
-to compare foreign experience of youth entrepreneurship with Ukrainian peculiarity;
-to implement non-formal methods of education in my lectures;
-to promote the introduction of inclusive communication tools for the development of society
- to create training course for migrants “How can I start my business”. Also I would like to improve my academic mobility, to improve language proficiency, to gain a competitive advantage in field of science and education, to improve the image of Ukraine in the world community, as well as to strengthen of international relations.
I will be very grateful to you for giving me this unique opportunity, which, of course, only has a positive impact on my professional and personal future.

What are your main expectations regarding your participation in this training course? How do you envisage to incorporate what you have learnt during the TC in your work?

 I and my colleagues implement the project "The Youth Voice". Project will solve next issues: adaptation of youth from conflict region (without parental support (perished, live in occupation territory or serve in the Ukrainian army) to new living conduction; motivation to look for future prospects; formation of the ability to build their own future. With the help of this training course, I would like to exchange ideas with participants, expand my knowledge and find partners for the further implementation of the project in the field of working with youth from conflict regions. I would like to implement my new knowledge and skills in my courses and lectures. 

Please describe your knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship.

I have A PhD in economics. My specialization is business economics. I have researched opportunity of entrepreneurship development in Ukraine  and in European countries. Also I teach economics and marketing. In December 2017 I was participant of Erasmus + Youth Echange about social entrepreneurship. 

 

Vladyslav Kiorsak

Biography

I am the head of the Lviv medieval club, this organization is engaged in the popularization of historical science, and involves young scientists in the development of the history of the Middle Ages. I am the author of about ten scientific articles in professional journals and numerous popular science articles, blog articles in the book review sites. In addition, I am the editor of the scientific journal "Annals of Legal History" and "Ukrainian Medieval Journal". I work with publishing "Monolith". I am a volunteer at the Ukrainian Scandinavian Center, as well as in historical reserves. Also lectured in various organizations. Organized several scientific conferences, as well as trainings, seminars, discussions and other events aimed at popularizing science and critical thinking. 

Do you have any experience in similar project?  

Recently I took part in an Erasmus+ project mobility of youth workers. It called "Informal learning - Expanding the horizon for future generation”. The host organization - European Association for Audiovisual Communications. It was in Sofia. Another project was in Spain it was called Youth Re-Action- Developing Media Literacy, organized by "Pulpo de 5 Patas". 

What's your motivation in taking part to this TC (Training Course)?

I had a teaching experience at school, also lectured at various organizations. I realized how important non-formal education methods are.  In the international projects I realized how cool it is, as well as how well the historical knowledge is suitable for these methods. Now I continue to introduce this knowledge into our educational projects. However, often you forget why it all started. This program is for me an opportunity to find inspiration for teaching. Get new knowledge and skills, prove to yourself that what I study really does make sense and can help people. Now, the most important project for me is to create a real educational platform for such people as me - ambitious, willing to develop constantly, but who do not know how to realize their abilities. I am currently studying the experience of American business schools, where they teach management based on specific historical battles. This is a perfect example of how to apply unusual historical knowledge. And I want to do something similar.

What are your main expectations regarding your participation in this training course? How do you envisage to incorporate what you have learnt during the TC in your work?

I hope to learn new methods of non-formal education, as well as teaching methods, and to get new experience in working with young people. But the most important thing is to find inspiration working in an intercultural environment. Also interesting for me is the topic of entrepreneurship. I read a lot about it, but I would like to learn how it can be taught to others and constantly improve.

Please describe your knowledge and experience on entrepreneurship.

I have no enterpreneurship experience, but I would like to engage in educational projects that can be profitable, as well as publishing. At the moment, I am studying these topics and want to implement my projects. I read a lot about it, but unfortunately I do not have enough practical knowledge. This is one of the reasons why I decided to become a member of this project.