Creative Start-Ups in Rural Areas

No 2017-1-LV02-KA205-001502

The project aims to improve youth work in business education for rural youth by exchanging best practices, sharing methods and ideas regarding training for creative start-ups in rural areas. Project partners will develop workshop scenarios and best practise collection in facilitating development of rural start-ups that are based on the intangible heritage of the rural areas, but the business model includes an intensive use of modern ICT to make this product attractive to the 21st century consumers.

The project lasts 12 months and includes 2 transnational project meetings, 2 short term staff trainings and 1 blended mobility for youth. At least 10 youth workers will increase their knowledge and skills during each staff training and 15 youngsters will take part in the blended mobility for youth, including at least 10 young people from regions facing socioeconomic obstacles. The mobility of youth will include a set of workshops and mentoring that will allow youngsters to shape and develop innovative business ideas based on the local intangible heritage and the use of ICT.

The project is being implemented in a partnership with Green Elephant Foundation from Poland and Folklore Company of Varnava municipality of Marathon from Greece. The project takes place from the 1st August 2017 until the 31 July 2018 and is financed by the Erasmus+ programme.

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