CENN, with the support of the European Union and in partnership with the Green Lane NGO (Armenia) and KRDF (Georgia) invites stakeholders to participate in the closing conference and expo of the EU-funded “EU4Youth – “Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (SEED) for Green Growth” project.
Colombe De Mercey, Team Leader for Governance and Human Capital, at the Delegation of the European Union to Georgia, will deliver a welcome speech and open the event. After the EUD Georgia, Nana Janashia, Executive Director of CENN, Nune Sarukhanyan, President of the Green Lane NGO from Armenia and Tamar Bekauri, Executive Director of KRDF, will provide their welcoming remarks.
The conference will be finalised with the exposition of 18 social and green entrepreneurs from Georgia and Armenia. Guests will have the unique opportunity to get acquainted with beneficiary entrepreneurs, their products and services in the exhibition space.
Guests attending the conference will have an opportunity to hear the project results achieved in Georgia and Armenia in terms of green education, entrepreneurship and youth work over the last three years and learn more about the services created in the regions and products offered by the project beneficiary social and green enterprises from both countries, which are operating in the areas of sustainable waste management, ecotourism, agriculture, eco-production, health care, etc.
Background information about the EU-funded project
The aim of the EU-funded ‘Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (SEED) programme for Green Growth in Borderline Communities’ was to create a favourable ecosystem for the development of social and green entrepreneurship in Georgia and Armenia.
The main goal of the project was to discover the entrepreneurial potential of young people in vulnerable municipalities in the borderline regions of the South Caucasus and to promote skill development amongst young people. SEED envisaged the discovery of green entrepreneurial ideas, the promotion of their development and the support of practical implementation. The main components of the project were the empowerment of vulnerable groups, increasing the employment of young people, and tackling environmental challenges through green entrepreneurship.
The project was implemented from 2019-2023 by CENN, Green Lane NGO and KRDF and covered Gori, Ninotsminda and Akhmeta municipalities in Georgia, and the Shirak, Lori and Tavush regions in Armenia.