PAIH helps Ukrainian entrepreneurs run a business and Diia.Business is a project promoting entrepreneurship and export, initiated by the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine now operating in Warsaw. The project consists of two components: an online portal and a network of support centres for entrepreneurs. Moreover, every citizen of Ukraine residing in Poland will be able to take advantage of free professional consultations in the field of, inter alia, employment in the territory of Poland.
Help for Ukrainian entrepreneurs
“Today we symbolically opened the first foreign Diia.Business Centre in Warsaw. It will not only run in the standard consultation format for entrepreneurs. All Ukrainians who are in Poland today and need work, housing or help with formalities will be able to come to him”, said Mykhailo Fedorov, deputy prime minister, minister for digital transformation of Ukraine during the opening of the Centre.
The Diia.Business Centre will operate during the war, but also after its end, depending on the need for support from entrepreneurs and citizens of Ukraine. Like the previously launched Cowork Ukraine, the new centre in the capital is located in the PAIH tenement house at 12 Bagatela Street.
Relocation of companies from Ukraine
“The role and specialisation of PAIH is to support Polish entrepreneurs in international activities. Currently, such support is also needed by companies relocated from areas affected by hostilities in Ukraine. I am glad that we can participate in the Diia.Business Centre project together with the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and the Ministry of Development and Technology. Thanks to this, Ukrainian companies can maintain business continuity, and thus minimise the impact of the war on the economy” , said Krzysztof Drynda, president of PAIH.
Thanks to the activities of the Center, Ukrainian citizens will be able to take advantage of free, professional consultations in the field of running a business as well as residence, accommodation and employment in Poland. The Diia.Business Center in Warsaw will provide, among others, advice on obtaining refugee status and provide information on contacts in crisis situations.
As pointed out by Valeriya Ionan, Deputy Minister for Euro-integration at the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, there were no plans to open Diia.Business centers outside Ukraine before the war. “But war requires extraordinary solutions. We are grateful to Poland for its hospitality and readiness to help in these difficult times, and we thank our partners, Mastercard. On the one hand, it is nice that the Ukrainian brand Diia.Business has reached an international level. On the other hand, it is sad that the reason for this is such a difficult event as war “; added Ionan.
Diia.Business was launched by the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, the Polish Ministry of Development and Technology, the Polish Investment and Trade Agency and the Office of the Government Plenipotentiary for Cybersecurity in cooperation with Mastercard.