Sustainable Development of Rural Territories was Discussed in Vidomlya

Sustainable socio-economic development of rural localities and cross-border cooperation were in the focus of the seminar in Vidomlya (Kameneckij district, Brest region) on October 28, 2016. Not only local specialists shared their experience, but also invited experts from Poland and Ukraine.

The representatives of rural councils of Kameneckij district, the owners of farmsteads, members of the initiative group and experts from Belarus, Poland and Ukraine participated in the event. The participants got to know the successful experience of the rural council of Vidomlya, the opportunities to participate in the international projects and intercultural communication during project implementation.

The event was organized in the resource center for economic development within the rural council of Vidomlya. The resource center was created in March 2016 within the Expanding Economic Opportunities in Rural Belarus Project.  The project is supported by the European Union and the US Agency for international development (USAID) and implemented by New Eurasia Establishment. Similar resource centers were created in 12 project localities all over Belarus.

Resource centers provide services, oriented on the development of entrepreneurship and self-employment. Local citizens, entrepreneurs, craftsmen and farmstead owners participate in trainings and seminars there on how to open and develop their businesses.

“The activities of our resource center look beyond such educational events. We look forward to further useful for our locality events. I would like to mention the development and marking of bicycle tracks, publication of informational booklets, organizing master classes and study visits for local citizens”, said Georgiy Gribov, the coordinator of the resource center for economic development within the rural council of Vidomlya.

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Georgiy Gribov, the coordinator of the resource center within the rural council of Vidomlya.

USAID_EF_EU_web_newThe Expanding Economic Opportunities in Rural Belarus Project is financed by the European Union and co-financed by the US Agency for international development (USAID)