VEHUB4YOU (Erasmus+)

VEHUB4YOU – Virtual Exchanges in Higher Education and Youth “Virtual Youth Business Hubs International Network”(Erasmus+)

Project title: Erasmus + Virtual Exchanges in Higher Education and Youth “Virtual Youth Business Hubs International Network”/ VEHUB4YOU

Agreement: ERASMUS-EDU-2021-VIRT-EXCH-NDICI 101083856

Project duration: 02/2023-02/2026

Project partners: Biznesa, mākslas un tehnoloģiju augstskola “RISEBA” Latvia, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FOGGIA “UNIFG” Italy, KYIV National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD) Ukraine, Institute of Social and Economic Initiatives (ISEI) Ukraine, Mingachevir State University (MSU) Azerbaijan, Kyiv Education, Training and Youth Centre (KETY), Ukraine.


The VEHUB4YOU project focuses on business knowledge’s transfer from EU to young people of Eastern partners countries (13 to 30 years) by virtual exchanges technologies. As part of Goal 9 EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 “Space and participation for all” consortium members will undertake common efforts for organizing a network of international virtual business hubs and teaching of doing business for high school pupils, college students and university students of both economic and non-economic specialties by creating VIRTUAL YOUTH BUSSINESS HUBS INTERNATIONAL NETWORK which includes 60 virtual international business hubs at schools, universities and rural libraries in Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

The VEHUB4YOU project is expected improve the quality of business education by providing access to modern European education; at the organizational level promoting entrepreneurial learning and on the level of individual project participants is expected to get the skills of planning for a business, marketing the products and obtaining the instruments to create their own business. It is expected upgrading school, college and university educational programmes in accordance with new trends on virtual learning and raising the efficiency of virtual education.

European universities, with the help of universities and youth organizations in Ukraine and Azerbaijan, will share their business courses and experience of teachers with the youth of the Eastern Partnership countries. As a result, 2500 representatives from 60 hubs and 250 facilitators from Eastern partners countries will take part in the project, 220 participants from other specified regions will be involved as well (Southern Neighborhood and Sub Saharan Africa).

Project objectives

The objectives of VEHUB4YOU are in line with the main objective of the Erasmus+ programme, namely:

  • encouraging intercultural dialogue with third countries not related to the programme through online interactions between people based on digital technologies;
  • promoting different types of virtual exchanges as a complement to Erasmus+ physical mobility, which will allow more young people to benefit from intercultural and international experiences;
  • promoting the development of digital and soft skills of students, young people and youth workers, including foreign language practice and teamwork, in particular to increase employment;
  • strengthening the youth dimension in the EU’s relations with third countries.

The project is planned to involve schoolchildren, lyceums, teachers of schools and lyceums, college students, universities, university professors, young people who do not study in higher education and business representatives. The promotion of VEHUB4YOU, the realization of the selected goals is related to the achievement of the goal and objectives of the Erasmus+ programme. Thus, the Action is a step towards achieving the overall goals set by the Programme to improve and modernize education, training and youth systems. The action develops the Erasmus+ programme, which, in turn, supports the promising idea of expanding the European educational area beyond its borders, promoting existing EU instruments and initiatives. It also supports the implementation of EU international policy.

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Zane Raščevska and Anna Ragaine took part in the first project workshop “Innovations in Virtual Exchange: Facilitator Training and Organisation of Virtual Exchanges” in Vieste, Italy, from 16 to 20 June 2023. On behalf of RISEBA, they contributed by sharing knowledge on best innovation practices in the field of virtual education and exchange. This workshop was organised by the University of Foggia and held together with participants from universities in Italy, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

The VEHUB4YOU project aims to transfer business knowledge from the EU Eastern Partner Countries to young people (aged 13-30) through virtual exchange technologies. Within the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027, Objective 9 “Space and participation for all”, the consortium members will work together to organise a network of international virtual business hubs to teach entrepreneurship to high school, college and university students from both economic and non-economic backgrounds through the VIRTUAL YOUTH BUSINESS HUBS INTERNATIONAL NETWORK, which includes 60 virtual international business hubs in schools, universities and rural libraries in Ukraine and Azerbaijan. European universities will share their business courses and teaching experience with young people from the Eastern Partnership countries, with the help of Ukrainian and Azerbaijani universities and youth organisations.

The project will bring together 2500 participants from 60 centres and 250 coordinators from the Eastern Partnership countries, as well as 220 participants from other identified regions (Southern Neighbourhood and Sub-Saharan Africa).

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