Rina Mehana  & Alkistis Giogiou - Erasmus entrepreneurs

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New entrepreneur:
Rina Mehana ()
Age: 23
Company name: MEHANA’S LAW FIRM (Start-up)
Sector of activity: Legal, fiscal and other consultancy services

"Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is one of those experiences that every new and aspiring entrepreneur must have. Through the program I had the opportunity to have an amazing experience that will for sure leave a mark on my career."

Host entrepreneur:
Alkistis Giogiou (Greece)
Age: 35
Company name: Attorney, Freelancer (9 years of experience)
Sector of activity: Legal, fiscal and other consultancy services

"Rina shared with us a lot of fresh ideas innovative proposals and a generous exchange of views and perspectives turning this wonderful cooperation into a (hopefully) long-lasting friendship! "

Period of exchange: 09/2021 until 02/2022
Duration of exchange: 6 months


Business sector of the exchange


Legal Services


In 2021, 23-year-old Rihana Mehana graduated in the field of law. Currently she is working as a legal officer at Kosovo’s Legal Services Company. Her hobbies are all related to her work and law. Therefore, even during her free time she usually takes part in law competitions. Everything that is related to law and justice makes her happy. Rina was born in Vushtrria, a small town in the northern part of Kosovo. From a very young age she was interested to understand more on rights and laws. Her dream is to establish her own legal firm and she took her first learning steps towards this dream last year, when she got to be one of many young people to benefit from the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme.

Rina completed a six months entrepreneurial exchange in Thessaloniki, Greece. During her time there, Rina was hosted and mentored by lawyer Alkistis Giogiou in her law firm; this allowed her to get first-hand experience on how to run a company of that kind. Rina speaks about this experience as one of those that every new and aspiring entrepreneur must have. While in Greece Rina learned a lot about the culture, food and people she met there. She also learned a lot on day to day tasks in a law firm, like how to present and build a case. Her mentor Alkistis Giogiou was very satisfied with Rina and her contribution to the activities of the law firm. Alkistis shares that Rina had fresh ideas and innovative proposals that helped them to have a lively exchange of views and perspectives.

During her exchange in Thessaloniki, Rina had the chance to meet a wide range of clients take part in a variety of cases and actually learn how to accomplish day-to-day business tasks. She said that thanks to this experience she is now more prepared to continue her legal career and start her own business when she gets back home in Kosovo.

For more information, please contact the local contact points involved in the exchange:

New entrepreneur's contact point:
Innovation Centre Kosovo (Prishtina, Kosovo)

Host entrepreneur's contact point:
Smart Umbrella Management Solutions EE (Thessaloniki, Greece)

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