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Creativity and entrepreneurship

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  • Name: Reducing unemployment – promoting entrepreneurship by combining business models and creativity into organic, young and promising business 
  • Project number: ENI-LLB-1-076
  • LCCI position: Partner
  • Total budget: 952 853,57 EUR
  • Total ERDF co-financing: 857 568,21 EUR
  • Dates: 27/02/2020 - 26/02/2022
  • Programme: European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross-border Cooperation Programme Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus 2014-2020 (www.eni-cbc.eu/llb/en)
  • Partners: Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus

The project will focus on promotion of entrepreneurship among young people (15-29 years old). The project will directly involve not less than 240 young people in project activities and will integrate them to foster their joint effort in establishing viable enterprises (SME).
The project is based on a proven and tested methodology. In 2012-2013 Lithuanian Business confederation alongside with its partners, Vilnius Gediminas technical university, University of applied social sciences and Utena University of applied sciences, has successfully implemented project "CREAzone". 
By using methodology improved during the "CREAzone", project seeks to reduce disproportionately high level of incapacity (as compared to the major cities), especially among young people, in targeted program regions: Alytus county, Utenos county, Vilnius county, Kaunas county, Panevezys county (in Lithuania), Grodno oblast, Vitebsk oblast, Minsk oblast, Mogilev oblast, Minsk city (in Belarus), Latgale and Zemgale regions (in Latvia).

Project goal is to create new promising businesses by combining innovative knowledge economy driven ideas with business models in traditional industries thus contributing to the long-term and sustainable rise of employment in the Latvian-Lithuanian-Belorussian cross-border region.

Project results:

  • To empower young people to become entrepreneurs by building their skills needed for development of enterprises (SME);
  • To build an alliance of stakeholders, who are determined to create long-term collaboration on promotion of youth entrepreneurship;
  • To promote visibility and sustainable development of newly established and existing SME.

Lead partner: Lithuanian Business Confederation │ ICC Lithuania (Lithuania)

Project partners:

  • Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Latvia)
  • Association of European Business (Belarus)

 

This project is funded by the European Union's European Neighbourhood Instrument Cross-border Cooperation Programme Latvia-Lithuania-Belarus 2014-2020. The aim of programme is to strengthen relations, raise capacities and share experience among people and organisations from Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus through implementation of joined actions aimed at increasing the overall quality of life in the border regions.

 

This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

 

LCCI contacts:

Jānis Tilibs
Head of EU Projects department
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
janis.tilibs@chamber.lv
+371 67201117
Kr. Valdemara street 35, Riga
Latvia, LV-1010

Jekaterina Miņkova
Assistant of the Head of EU Projects department
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

jekaterina.minkova@chamber.lv
+371 67201160
Kr. Valdemara street 35, Riga
Latvia, LV-1010

Jurijs Dubatovka
Assistant of the Head of EU Projects department 
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
jurijs.dubatovka@chamber.lv
+371 67201153
Kr. Valdemara street 35, Riga
Latvia, LV-1010