"Social Entrepreneurship - the Heart of Rural Development" Project 4th Transnational Meeting Was Held in Pescara, Italy on 26-27 October 2019

Social Entrepreneurship – the Heart of Rural Development (Rural Treasures) 4’th Transnational Meeting was held in Pescara, Italy on 26-27 October 2019

1st of the meeting day focused on;
Work session, discussions about activities, results to be achieved, presentations of good practices at the local level

2nd of the meeting day;
Visit the Saffran Consortium and workshop about Saffran growing, harvesting, processing, and usage areas.

The aim of the project is to promote the development of rural areas through the education of people in business issues, as well as motivating them to develop social entrepreneurship using the cultural, social and environmental resources available in their areas of residence. Project target group: young adults and seniors 55+.

There are 9 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 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 will have 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 is coordinated by NGO Ritineitis from Balvi, Latvia in collaboration with:

– ILA (Netherlands)
– Eurospeak Language School (United Kingdom)
– La Punta – Bajamar Avanzando (Spain)
– GLAFKA (Czech Republic)
– Gebze Halk Eğitimi Merkezi (Turkey)
– ACTA Center (Romania)
– IED Institute of Entrepreneurship Development (Greece)
– SmartLab Europe (Italy)