LEADER cooperation project “Sustainable Entrepreneurship In Countryside” 2016-2019 was launched for developing of micro enterprises and community in countryside of eight local action groups in Estonia, Finland and Latvia. In the end of 2019, a new cooperation contract was signed to continue with project “SEIC 2nd generation – for improved sustainable livelihoods in countryside”. It consists of two independent transnational cooperation projects – one in Estonia and one in Finland (in Finland funded by Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of South-Eastern and Central Finland) – and Latvian cooperation with other means. There are also joint activities of the cooperation partners, including transnational exchange of rural entrepreneurs.
The main goal will remain the same as last period: to engage entrepreneurs in international cooperation for developing services and exchanging experiences and marketing know-how. Even if special focus is no longer on young entrepreneurs young people are encouraged also to participate in entrepreneur exchanges, and creating marketing networks between the regions.
AIM OF THE PROJECT IS TO SUPPORT THE SUSTAINABILITY OF RURAL MICRO ENTERPRISES THROUGH INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
TARGET GROUP OF THE PROJECT ARE LOCAL PEOPLE IN PARTNER AREAS
LEADER cooperation project “Sustainable Entrepreneurship In Countryside” 2016-2019 was launched for developing of micro enterprises in countryside of eight local action groups in Estonia, Finland and Latvia. The main goal was to engage entrepreneurs in international cooperation for developing services and exchanging marketing know-how. Special focus was on young entrepreneurs who could participate in entrepreneur exchange, and creating marketing network between the regions.
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All project activities were implemented by following areas in Estonia, Finland and Latvia:
Target group of the project were local people in project regions:
AIM OF THE PROJECT WAS TO SUPPORT THE SUSTAINABILITY OF RURAL MICRO ENTERPRISES THROUGH INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
DURATION OF THE PROJECT
Project was managed by project managing committee, formed by 2 members from each participating LAG. There were 16 members in the leading committee – Heiki Vuntus and Eha Paas from LAG Development Centre, Tiina Sergo and Merle Pussak from East-Harju Partnership, Aino Viinapuu and Annika Parm from Green Riverland, Jussi Pakari from Linnanseutu, Eliisa Vesisenaho from Pirkan Helmi, Marjo Tolvanen and Heidi Hansen from Sepra, Līga Švānberga and Sanda Lakutijevska from Lielupe and Vilis Bruveris from Liepaja. Leading partner was Development Centre.
Transnational Leader cooperation project “Sustainable tourism development“ 2017-2020 focuses on supporting the sustainability of sustainable tourism enterprises and three level networking between national park/protected areas through transnational cooperation.
All project activities will be implemented in following areas
Target group of the project is sustainable tourism providers in different regions, including:
If you would like to participate, please contact your Local Action Group or project manager Katrin Suursoo email@example.com.
AIM OF THE PROJECT IS TO SUPPORT THE SUSTAINABILITY OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ENTERPRICES AND THREE LEVEL NETWORKING THROUGH INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION:
DURATION OF THE PROJECT
Project will be managed by project managing committee, formed by 2 members from each participating LAG. There are 18 members in the leading. Leading partner is Development Centre.