Sustaining Community Development: Taking Innovative Community Enterprises to the next level in the Czech Republic

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

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Project
RegionPrague
Title of the ProgrammeCZ07 - Scholarship Programme
Title of the ProjectSustaining Community Development: Taking Innovative Community Enterprises to the next level in the Czech Republic
Project Website

https://www.czp.cuni.cz/czp/index.php/en/running-projects/984-ponave-2-norwegian-funds-2016

Number of the ProjectNF-CZ07-ICP-4-293-2015
Project Promoter

Charles University Environment centre

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

The Norwegian University College for Agriculture and Rural Development

Objective of the Project

Just as rural development is a process, so too is the cooperation between the two institutions through which together they increased their competence to support vocational changes and innovative entrepreneurship skills in their respective rural regions. previous collaboration generated student feedback which suggests that there is a demand for further support in the form of a network. Existing networks of rural entrepreneurs have focused only on specific regions or on existing businesses. Therefore, this project focused on non-existent or early-stage start-up businesses and has a national scope, as identified by existing participants in the sector. Therefore, the two institutions worked together to understand and create the necessary infrastructure and informational needs of rural entrepreneurs. This served both the institutions themselves, and the rural communities which need that support.

Approved grant

1 054 417,50 CZK / 39 789 €

Project DurationStart date: 01.01.2016, End date: 30.09.2016