2018 November 5

“Welcome to the business land”, LT-PL-2S-190

On 28 th of September 2018 the project activities were accomplished.

The overall objective of the project is to foster entrepreneurship and youth businesses creation in
the Lithuania and Poland border region. The general aim to show the border region youth that
Business can be simple, if you have a good idea, some support from professionals, and general
knowledge on business processes.
“Welcome to the business land” project oriented on solving the problem of low youth
entrepreneurship in the border regions. The main reasons of the problem to be solved by the
1. youth see business difficult and are afraid on failure;
2. youth lack of motivation to start small business;
3. youth do not have leaders able to guide them in the business start phase.

Main results of the project were achieved: the training material "Business in Lithuania" for
Polish teachers and “Business in Poland” for Lithuanian teachers were prepared, Business
leader’s competition was implemented, International economic forum was organized, which
resulted long lasting cooperation between youth, education and business support institutions,
conditions for active participation in BONUS social partnership model were created.
Active partnership of project beneficiaries (PI „PVC“ and “Euroregion Niemen” association) and
social partners (schools, business companies, business support institutions) proceeded during all
project implementation period especially in the Business leader’s competition.
Project fostered international entrepreneurship in the cross border region and common
competitiveness of the border regions. It is believed that project results created the main
preconditions for improving of economic livability and young business creation in cross border
regions, focus on young generation entrepreneurship skills development and motivation to come
back to their native towns with new business ideas.
The contents of this article are the sole responsibility of PI PVC and can under no circumstances
be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.
Total projects size is 49973, 25 EUR. Out of them co-funding of European Regional
Development Fund is 42 477,25 EUR.

Partly financed from the European Regional Development Fund
Interreg V-A Lithuania-Poland cooperation programme