Lockdown Economy

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The Lockdown Economy is an international nonprofit educational movement launched to help small businesses and self employed professionals overcome the difficulties presented by covid 19. The initiative consist of series of interviews where entrepreneurs who have been affected by covid 19 share their story and these stories also serves as educational materials about entrepreneurship during the lockdown for use by students [1] The initiative has recently been nominated asa the Dutch finalist for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize[2]


The Lockdown Economy was started in May 2020 by Julia Skepchenko to help small business overcome the challenges of covid 19 pandemic. The initiative which grew to a team of 20 volunteers has helped over 8000 entrepreneurs worldwide and has been recognised by the united nation as Acceleration Action for SDGs.[3][4][5]

The initiative consist of series of interviews with entrepreneurs from around the world about how the lockdown has impacted their business and the measures they have put in place to help it to keep running.[6][5]

The second part of the initiative which is the academy provides a unique sources of learning materials and access to real case studies which can be used at schools and businesses as case study by incorporating lessons from different countries around the continent.[5] The idea is to also help make available real life resources or information on how small businesses cope with the challenges presented by the pandemic regarding the issue of social distancing, self isolation as there is still no courses or books from entrepreneurs for students to learn from. The idea also is for these stories can help small business and the economy as a whole to recover[7]

External Links[edit]

Official website for the Tink Tank Alter Contacts

Official website for Lockdown Economy

TED Talk of Julia Skupchenko 'behind every small business there is a story


  1. "Exploring Covid-19 Pandemic Impact on Albanian Businesses". Epoka University. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  2. "Gefeliciteerd!". www.europarl.europa.eu (in Nederlands). Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  3. "'By chance, I ended up in one of the most advanced and safest countries in the world'". DutchNews.nl. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  4. "TEDxHotelschoolTheHague | TED". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "Lockdown Economy - United Nations Partnerships for SDGs platform". sustainabledevelopment.un.org. Retrieved 2021-03-25.
  6. "Как сыктывкарка учит бизнесу студентов и предпринимателей в Нидерландах". БНК (in русский). Retrieved 2021-03-22.
  7. "Как сыктывкарка учит бизнесу студентов и предпринимателей в Нидерландах". БНК (in русский). Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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