Regiostars 2017 Winner - EkoBiz: Promotion of Youth Entrepreneurship in the Organic Agriculture Sector

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Regiostars 2017 Winner - EkoBiz: Promotion of Youth Entrepreneurship in the Organic Agriculture Sector

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On Tuesday evening the European Commission's RegioStars Awards ceremony took place in Brussels as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities. 

This annual EU-wide competition puts the spotlight on the most innovative and inspiring EU funded projects and illustrates, through concrete real-life examples, how Cohesion Policy supports people's lives through the creation of economic growth and jobs at a regional level.

In addition to bringing recognition to the selected projects, it aims to foster the exchange of best practices between Cohesion Policy practitioners, as well as to inspire other project managers and managing authorities.

This year, the submitted projects competed in 5 categories: Smart Specialisation for SME innovation, Energy Union: climate change, Women empowerment and active participation, Education and Training, and CityStars: cities in digital transition.

EkoBiz – Promotion of Youth Entrepreneurship in the Organic Agriculture Sector is the winner in the Category 3 - Education and training.

A green project in the largely rural Split-Dalmatia region of Croatia is showing young people that they do not have to move to the city to enjoy a bright future.

The EkoBiz project was so popular it exceeded its expectations to train 25 young people in organic farming practices. More than 70 people ended up taking the training and were helped to develop viable business plans.

EkoBiz also encouraged 10 schools and 10 nurseries to develop small-scale projects related to organic farming and agriculture.

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Date: 10/10/2017

Languages English Croatian

Subtitles english

Duration 02:10 minutes / mp4

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