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LEADER cooperation project “Sustainable Entrepreneurship In Countryside” 2016-2019 has been launched for developing of micro enterprises in countryside of eight local action groups in Estonia, Finland and Latvia. The main goal is to engage entrepreneurs in international cooperation for developing services and exchanging marketing know-how. Special focus is on young entrepreneurs who can participate in entrepreneur exchange, and creating marketing network between the regions.

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PARTNERS

All project activities will be implemented by in Estonia; areas in Finland and Lielupe, Liepaja areas in Latvia.

Latvia

Lielupe

Liepaja

 

PARTICIPANTS

Target group of the project are local people in project regions:

  • Rural/periurban NGO-s, who are offering or planning to offer local products or services
  • Rural/periurban local food entrepreneurs (local food raw materials and processed products)
  • Sustainable family based rural/periurban tourism entrepreneurs and NGOs
  • Rural/periurban handicraft entrepreneurs and NGO-s
  • Farm or village shops with local products and linked services (cafe etc)

If you would like to participate, please contact your Local Action Group or project manager Eha Paas ehapaas@gmail.com!

 

AIM OF THE PROJECT IS TO SUPPORT THE SUSTAINABILITY OF RURAL MICRO ENTERPRISES THROUGH INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

  • Develop international rural/periurban products and services joint offers and joint marketing to those offers, using innovative technology and social interregional marketing
  • Encourage young people and younger generation of the project target enterprises to stay in rural areas and become economically sustainable

DURATION OF THE PROJECT

  • Beginning: 1. June 2016
  • End: 28. February 2019

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project will be managed by project managing committee, formed by 2 members from each participating LAG. There are 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 piirkonna. Leading partner is Development Centre.

You can download a more detailed document about our activities here