Read this text in Ukrainian

On July 29–31 and August 5–7, the first module of the training program at Business Support Organizations (BSOs) School 2nd Component “On Guard for Business Interests”.

The online studies contained three sessions. The first session was dedicated to the membership in business support organizations, their assortment of services, self-regulation within organizations, approaches to its installation, its models, and standards. During the second session, participants learned about the functions and variety of entrepreneurship development associations plus the regulatory and institutional growth of non-governmental organizations. The third and final day was allocated to the topic of strategic planning and the vision of organizational development. 

Each day the participants completed the practical exercises and worked with real handy cases on the problems and needs of entrepreneurs with the trainers’ assistance.

On August 13th, we will conduct the first meeting with the motivational speaker. We are planning to hold the entire series of meetings with thought leaders and experts on entrepreneurship development and support within the first module. 

For more information about Business Support Organizations (BSOs) School 2nd Component “On Guard for Business Interests”, please visit

Business Support Organizations (BSOs) School 2nd Component “On Guard for Business Interests” is implemented by the East Europe Foundation (EEF) supported by the USAID Competitive Economy Program in Ukraine

USAID CEP’s BSOs School is a two-year initiative to promote existing BSOs and create new BSOs in small cities throughout Ukraine, with two components. The first, implemented by CIVITTA, focuses on involving small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in local economic governance, establishing dialogue, and the joint efforts of local authorities and entrepreneurs for local economic development. The second component, implemented by the East European Foundation, aims to monitor local authorities’ activities and increase transparency between local businesses and local government.

East Europe Foundation