Economic Opportunities for People Affected by Conflict (EOPAC)

Goal: The Project aims at providing assistance to people affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine and helping them get jobs or gain new skills that will be useful to provide for themselves and their families. The Project will help start or move small enterprises and enhance the capacity of NGOs and small business / private sector participants involved in assistance to the conflict-affected populations.

Objectives: 1) promote job creation 2) facilitate the move of existing or establishment of new businesses by IDPs.

Target audience: Internally displaced persons who used to have or wish to start their own business.

Donor: USAID

Partner Organizations: Business Arena, Vinnytsia NGO “VIS Information and Education Center”, Dnipropetrovsk NGO “Women’s Information and Coordination Center”, Zhytomyr Regional Public Organization of People with Disabilities “Youth. Women. Family”, Zaporizhia Regional NGO “Vzayemodiya” Association of Psychologists and Psychoanalysts”, Center of Gender Culture (Kharkiv), Kherson Regional Center "Successful Woman”.

Timeframe: August 2016 – August 2018

Geographic Coverage: Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk, Zhytomyr, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv and Kherson oblasts.