The Union "Women of the Balti Region" will host a seminar on Tradition and Innovation for Rural Development "Handmade Future", within the Youth in Action Training and Networking activities. The event will take place in Drochia, a city in northern part of Moldova. During six days, 42 participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova, and Romania will explore the current challenges in rural development and will try to find creative solutions for it. Among general objectives are acquiring a sense of national identity, in line with the motto "Unity in Diversity"; stop massive emigration of young people; raising their self-confidence and awareness about human agency. We want these young people to become proactive in terms of starting their own businesses, namely to foster youth entrepreneurship; to change perceptions of young people regarding living in rural areas; we want them to understand that there are plenty of opportunities in the countryside value chain, namely to give them alternatives, especially to female adolescents. We want to contribute to youth empowerment, rural diversification and eco-innovation. The project will focus on discussions among the participants and experts, gaining hands-on experience and examining real life examples of successful businesses started by women in villages. We will mainly rely on non-formal education learning methods, where participants will learn by doing and will have plenty of time to discover Moldova and socialize.
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