Nearly 6 million refugees from Ukraine have fled to countries across Europe – overwhelmingly women. Many of them — at least 1 million — are likely to remain displaced over the coming years, even if Russian violence subsides.
The Sunflower Project is a pan-European initiative from the Tent Partnership for Refugees to accelerate the economic inclusion of Ukrainian refugee women through better access to employment.
A Highly-Qualified Talent Pool
A 2022 survey showed that around two-thirds of Ukrainian refugees are mothers with higher education degrees or highly-qualified specialists from sought-after professions. The Sunflower Project helps Ukrainian refugee women overcome common hurdles that prevent them from fully participating in the workforce – such as low local language proficiency, the absence of social or professional networks, lack of understanding of the local job market, and childcare and domestic burdens.
Companies Are Stepping Up Across Europe
Companies involved in the Sunflower Project are helping connect Ukrainian refugee women to job opportunities.