Series of events within EANET national seminar

02 November 2015

On 18-20 October 2015 in the frameworks of EANET Tempus project, partners Mary Benjamins and Jaap Leertouwer interviewed entrepreneurs, members of the Alumni Association of «KROK» University who shared some issues about doing business in Ukraine and gave examples of successful partnership between our alumni and the University.

First interview was taken with Martha Kushyk, top manager of Lash Art University. Martha invited another 4 «KROK» University alumni for work in the project, she also involves experienced business trainers alumni and lecturers from KROK. Natalia Zaverukha - Alumni Association Management Board member, director of "ProNET Business Technology" and the founder, CEO of a startup Plushkin.org. was also interviewed. The next visit was made to Mary Shemeliak, who together with her partner Olha, makes an excellent natural cosmetics. Another meeting was held with the CEO of AGT plus, the member of «KROK» UAA Maksym Rohozhyn. The interviews helped to compile information about the benefits and opportunities that «KROK» UAA created for alumni.

On 20 October Ukrainian and Dutch partners held a brief meeting – discussion of key issues of the project. Michael Tuguntke, the trainer and senior lecturer of Hogeschool van Amsterdam, and Martin Haring, director of Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship, conducted a workshop for students of Ukrainian-Austrian and «KROK-exclusive» programs who are trained in English. Then the workshop for TeachWell, the club of the successful teachers was held. The topic was related to entrepreneurship training at Hogeschool van Amsterdam. In the evening the networking with «KROK» University entrepreneurs-alumni in the form of Business and Beer was organized – negotiated business issues, supported "Dynamo" and established international relations. It is worth to admit that one of the Dutch partners, Martin, made incredible - 22 km run in the rain from «KROK» University to the Dnipro, and then was an active speaker at KROK workshops.

As a result of the project dissemination activities the publication for other HEIs will be released, which we hope will allow them to move efficiently in the creation and development of alumni associations.

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