"Social Entrepreneurship - the Heart of Rural Development" Project's Transnational Project Meeting Was Held in Oradea, Romania, on 10 - 11 June 2019

The aim of the project is to promote the development of rural areas through the education of people in business issues, as well as to motivate them to develop social entrepreneurship using the cultural, social and environmental resources available in their areas of residence. The project target group: young adults and seniors 55+.
There are nine project partners from Spain, UK, Latvia, Italy, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, Greece taking part in the project activities in order to reach the main project aim, realize activities and produce the results. The project partners are adult education centres that are responsible for revealing the wide world of social entrepreneurship opportunities. On the other hand, there are also organizations that are responsible for the development of social entrepreneurship and spreading it all over the Europa. The main project results are- the e-course „The first steps in social entrepreneurship” developed; the e-platform „Social entrepreneurship park” for social entrepreneurs and those who are interested in it created; the guidelines for social mentors/supporters created and the research “Rural treasures- discovering and improvement” worked out and the information summary in the brochure collected.
The benefit of this project will be long lasting because all the results will be found on the internet even after the project has been finished.
This project will open the people mind, develop the flexibility of thinking, and they will start to notice that they can be happy living in their rural area in the same time developing it by running social entrepreneurship, giving jobs to people from vulnerable groups and cooperating in the European level using created e-platform “Social entrepreneurship park”. Let us treasure the place we live in!

The project was coordinated by NGO Ritineitis from Balvi, Latvia, in collaboration with:

– Eurospeak Language Schools LTD (United Kingdom)
– Asociación Socio-Cultural La Punta Bajamar Avanzando (Spain)
– ILA (Netherlands)
– Glafka SRO (Czech Republic)
– Gebze Halk Egitimi Merkezi (Turkey)
– Asociatia Centrul European pentru Integrare Socioprofesionala ACTA (Romania)
– Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (Greece)
– Associazione Culturale SmartLab Europe (Italy)