EU helps young people in Georgia return to their home villages and develop their family businesses

Photo: ENPARD Georgia
Photo: ENPARD Georgia

On 5 July, 20 members of Georgia’s Khulo Local Action Group (LAG) visited another LAG in Kazbegi. The aim of the visit was to share experience between the two groups.

The programme included visits to local business initiatives, such as a trout farm, ice-cream parlour, dental clinic and gym. All these initiatives received funding through the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD).

During the trip, Khulo and Kazbegi LAG members held working meetings to share experience and future operational plans. Attention was paid to the determination and implementation of strategic actions and priorities of the strategy.

The parties also discussed grant component procedures announced recently within the ENPARD projects, the functioning of the LAGs, and fundraising alternatives.

The visit was organised in the framework of the EU-funded project “Promotion of Rural Development and Diversification in Khulo Municipality”, implemented under ENPARD.

The EU supports rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of €179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty.

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ENPARD Georgia