Entrepreneurship Development in the Border Youth Centres of Latvia and Estonia (completed 2006)

Entrepreneurship Development in the Frontier Youth Centres in Latvia and Estonia was funded under the Interreg IIIA North programme. The project focussed on the challenges facing the Youth Centres in Aluksne (Latvia) and Rouge (Estonia) when dealing with young persons in the border regions. Partners in the project were the two youth centres and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. All activities were carried out in Aluksne and Rouge and involved development of a training concept for the youth as well as training of the trainers. The overall objective was to contribute to the development of a coherent and prosperous border region, by:
  • Increasing the links between young people on both sides of the border;
  • Creating cooperation and an exchange of experience between the two Youth Centres and the organisations running them;
  • Developing entrepreneurial skills and attitudes amongst the youth in the border regions.

The project involved approximately 60 young adults in Aluksne and Rogue and was completed in 2006. For more information please contact Aivars Timofejevs.