UP-RURAL Project


Let’s green, digital and animate rural inclusive territories

The project targets people with socio-economic difficulties, especially the unemployed and vulnerable groups in rural communities.


1 – Tailor the partners’ educational offer to the needs of local communities by creating innovative, practical and digital curriculum and training materials for the occupation of “community policy developer”, which will include up-to-date and future skills: green and digital.

2 – To increase the capacity and readiness of partner organisations to manage the digital education approach through the development, teaching and assessment on the e-learning platform and the innovative use of digital tools, as well as to engage in the thematic “VET teacher mobility”.

3 – To train and certify 60 socio-economically disadvantaged people from rural areas as “community development agents” by piloting the course in all partner countries.

– Increase the employability potential and practical skills of 60 target students through their direct participation in the work-based approach to external mobility.

5 – Raise awareness of local communities on the opportunities offered by the transition to a green, sustainable and digital Europe, including the importance of the job of “EU policy promoter” in rural areas and transfer project results to stakeholders through active dissemination of project activities and results.

The partnership of this project is composed of Asociatia Grupul de Actiune Localanapoca Porolissum (Romania), SC EDUFOR srl (Romania), Exeo Lab Srl (Italy), Gestión Estratégica e Innovación SL (Spain), Ballyhoura Development CLG (Ireland), INNOVATION HIVE (Greece) and SYNTHESIS (Cyprus).

Acronym: UP-RURAL

Start date: 03/01/2021

Finish date: 03/01/2023

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R.E.Mind Project


Strengthening the entrepreneurial mindset in the social economy

The REMIND project meets the priorities set by EU policy drivers such as ET2020, “Entrepreneurship in the EU and beyond”, “Fostering entrepreneurial mindsets through education and learning”, “Small Business Act for Europe”. At European level, lifelong learning objectives and priorities are underlined within key strategies and initiatives, such as the ET 2020 Strategic Framework and the Renewed European Agenda for VET Learning. REMIND takes into account the challenges of the “new normal” and aims to guide VET learners towards a successful entry into the world of work.

R.E.Mind addresses the needs of two main groups:

1) Vocational education and training students (15-19 years old).

2) Teachers/educators from partner countries.


1 – The RE.Mind project will help students acquire the knowledge, skills and tools to recognise entrepreneurship as a “process” rather than an “end point”. It therefore aims to define a solution to develop a conceptual shift from thinking of entrepreneurship as “how to run a business” to “how to develop a broad set of competences” applicable in all areas of life.

2 – The project has the ambition to transfer this new concept of entrepreneurship to school curricula by supporting teachers and educators in applying appropriate methods to identify, analyse and develop entrepreneurial skills in VET students.

3 – The project focuses on achieving the right mix of theoretical and practical components and removing the barriers between the worlds of business and education.

The partnership is composed of Norway, Spain, Austria, Greece, Italy and France.

Acronym: R.E.Mind

Start date: 01-11-2021

End date: 01-04-2024




Training Digital entrepreneurs leading e-business

The lock-in and telecommuting imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic was an unexpected reality check for organisations of all sizes, and many companies went out of business or experienced survival problems. Organisations had to chart a new course for their business towards cloud computing and digital transformation, with the global health crisis serving as a driver to establish the value and flexibility of cloud computing.

With this in mind, the e-ENTREPRENEUR project is born with the main objective of training current and future e-entrepreneurs to incorporate e-business and cloud solutions into their own practices to achieve the common European goal of developing smart and inclusive growth based on knowledge and innovation and reaping the benefits of a digital single market.

The specific objectives of this project are:

1 – Broaden the dissemination and awareness of the use of cloud-based software among at least 1000 current or potential entrepreneurs, especially young people and women, in the partner countries and at European level, in order to foster the creation of new start-ups and increase the competitiveness of companies through the elaboration and dissemination of a creative handbook for digital entrepreneurs.

2 – Enrich partners’ training offers and increase the quality of adult education by developing innovative blended curricula and educational materials that respond to their needs in the field of digital entrepreneurship and help to integrate e-business.

3 – Increase the key competence in digital entrepreneurship of at least 50 entrepreneurs from vulnerable groups and at least 50 entrepreneurs through the provision of training in all partner countries.

4 – Strengthen partners’ capacities to introduce digitisation in education by implementing a common learning management system, developing and implementing e-learning courses and digital materials and improving peer-to-peer collaboration and self-assessment.

5 – Improve communication, exchange and flourishing of good practices between partners through active involvement of staff in all project activities.


The project will address these needs by developing and delivering blended learning sessions on cloud and open source software for business integration, expanding and developing digital skills, thus expanding the provision of high quality adult learning opportunities to improve their employment opportunities.

The countries involved in the e-ENTREPRENEUR project are Spain, Romania, Cyprus and France.


Start date: 01-11-2021

End date: 01-11-2023

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Train4Cordinators Project


Online training for youth volunteering coordinators on the validation of competences, skills and qualifications

Volunteering is an excellent example of non-formal learning for young people.

The EU Youth Strategy promotes:
– Greater recognition of the value of volunteering activities and the skills it promotes;
– Good working conditions for young volunteers and opportunities to enrich their work;
– Intergenerational solidarity;
– Transnational volunteering.


-Recognise and support the contribution of volunteers and highlight the potential of youth volunteering.
– Support the continued collection of good practice recognition tools across Europe.
– Standardise the results of recognition tools and other opportunities to gain extra European credits at universities through volunteering.
universities through volunteering.
– Develop, in collaboration with other stakeholders, national standards for measuring personal competences acquired through volunteering.
through volunteering.
– Raise awareness of the contribution that employees involved in volunteering can make.
– Ensure that recognition methods continue to reflect the needs of volunteers.
– Develop systems for recognising the knowledge, skills and competencies acquired through volunteering.
– Establish volunteer management systems that also develop and maintain a culture of recognition within the organisation.

The partnership is composed of Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Slovenia, Austria and Turkey.  

Acronym: Train4Cordinators

Start date: 01-12-2021

End date: 01-12-2023 

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Erasmus+ KA220

Promote entrepreneurship in the agro-industry sector in rural areas with a focus on crafts and local products.

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads worldwide, the introduction of social distancing, national containments and tiered systems at national and local levels since March 2020 has hampered almost all economic activity in European countries, especially in rural areas and the countryside where the economy was already at risk.


  1. To strengthen the territory by increasing the dissemination of local products (both artisanal and gastronomic) in order to make them known at local and regional level, increasing productivity in rural areas.
  2. To promote sustainable tourism both by improving the Km0 market and the energy efficiency of businesses and by reducing waste development, thus attracting more and more responsible and conscientious tourists to the country.
  3. Create and strengthen a network of cooperation between local entrepreneurs, hotel owners, museums, local producers, artisans whose work can be complementary (website, marketing, handicrafts, food processing, etc.) giving them the opportunity to get to know each other better both locally and by tourists.
  4. Build a social environment in which adults, youth and migrants can feel integrated to avoid migration of villagers to larger cities.
  5. Promote entrepreneurship in rural areas through integrated digital training and the development of innovative pedagogical tools.
  6. It is necessary to equip participants who have invested or are interested in investing in rural areas with the necessary e-skills, management, financing, distribution and communication skills, thus contributing to the sustainable development of rural areas.

The partnership of this project is composed of ASOCIACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO RURAL INTEGRAL DE LAS TIERRAS DE JILOCA Y GALLOCANTA (SP), SBTC DANISMANLIK (Turkey), Gestión Estratégica e Innovación SL (SP), UpYouth – Associação (Portugal), Exeo Lab Srl ( Italy), Dione Youth Organisation (Cyprus), Idea For Life (Poland).


Start date: 01-11-2021

End date: 01-11-2023 

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Campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of protecting Intellectual Property Rights by encouraging the use of legal online sources.

The overall objective of the respect project is to raise awareness of the benefits of protecting Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the harms caused by IPR infringement by engaging specific audiences, mainly young Europeans and the general public, and encouraging behavioural change by reducing access to digital content from illegal sources.

RESPECT addresses the needs of three main groups:

  • Young people (15-24 years)
  • Stakeholders
  • General public



  1. Provide objective information on Intellectual Property and raise awareness of the harm caused by IPR infringement.
  2. Increase awareness of the value of intellectual property as a tool to protect creativity and innovation.
  3. Provide alternative legal sources for accessing content and help consumers identify legal digital sources.
  4. Engage relevant audiences (especially young consumers) and educate them on the above issues with a specific focus on young consumers aged 15-24.
  5. Encourage behavioural change among target audiences and the reduction of the use of digital content from illegal sources.


The partnership of this project is composed of Sigma Live LTD (Cyprus), HELLENIC COPYRIGHT ORGANIZATION (GREECE), Strategic Management and Innovation (SP).

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Acronym: RESPECT

Start date: 01/09/2021

End date: 31/08/2022

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SAFECY Project


Educating safe cycling in European schools

The applicant organisation of the SAFECY project is the Federación Aragonesa de Ciclismo. The Aragonese Cycling Federation is located in the Aragon region of Spain and represents 129 cycling clubs in Aragon. The main objective of this project is to reduce the number of cycling-related accidents that occur every year in the EU by educating young people through creative and innovative approaches on topics such as road safety.


1 – The first objective is to train and educate young Europeans to become safer, more aware and responsible cyclists and future drivers, in order to reduce the number of accidents, sometimes fatal, related to bicycles.

2 – The second objective is to give teachers, trainers and coaches the necessary tools to teach young people to become safe cyclists in a fun and innovative way.

3 – The third objective is to promote and encourage cycling among young people across the EU by creating easily accessible content, in order to create a healthier generation.

The partnership is composed of partners from: Denmark, Spain, Austria, Norway, Austria, Bulgaria and the Republic of Northern Macedonia.

Acronym: SACEFY

Start date: 2021-11-01

End date: 2023-11-01




BEYOND CAPITAL offers advanced training for workers in social enterprises, cooperatives and non-profit organisations

The BEYOND CAPITAL project aims to reduce the risk of failure of social economy start-ups, the economy that works for people. The project supports early-stage social entrepreneurs and managers in developing sound financial planning and provides them with all the elements to create an effective finance function: internal finance, external finance, needs analysis, working capital management, income diversification and financial balance, financial planning and programming.

The project also disseminates in-depth knowledge on financial and banking market instruments that offer responses to the specific needs of social enterprises and non-profit organisations, such as social impact bonds and crowdfunding, for example.

The partnership of this project is composed of the Maltese Italian Chamber of Commerce (applicant organisation), SYNTHESIS (Cyprus), Malta Stock Exchange Institute Ltd (Malta), Gestión Estratégica e Innovación SL (Spain), Exeo Lab Srl (Italy), ECSF UG (Germany) and Cooperation Bancair pour l’Europe (Belgium).


Start date: 01/11/2021

End date: 01/11/2023