On September 27-28, 2019, within the framework of the project V4 Rural Development Experience for Sustainable Growth, funded by the International Visegrad Fund, experts from Slovak NGO Ekopolis visited the Tetritskaro Municipality to support the European-Union-funded project Rural Development for Sustainable Growth in the Tetritskaro Municipality.
The Ekopolis experts held four trainings over the course of the visit with the residents of the Tetritskaro Municipality, including RDFG beneficiaries. The training sessions, on environmental awareness in project design, informed community members of the importance of conserving their environment to promote and protect economic growth, health, and overall quality of life. The aim of the project V4 Rural Development Experience for Sustainable Growth is to lift the conditions of the people of Tetritskaro using V4 countries’ experiences utilizing nature conservation to increase economic benefits, particularly from sustainable agriculture and tourism. It improves the development framework by supporting the Tetritskaro Local Action Group to write an Action Plan on harnessing the confluence of economy and environment in the Tetritskaro Municipality.
The project V4 Rural Development Experience for Sustainable Growth is implemented as a complementary component to the EU-supported project Rural Development for Sustainable Growth in the Tetritskaro municipality, a 3-year grant project implemented by RDFG. The EU-funded project “Rural Development for Sustainable Growth in the Tetritskaro Municipality” aims to improve the quality of life in the Tetritskaro municipality through the introduction of innovative social-economic models and engagement of local private and public sectors in the decision making. RDFG is partnering with the Agro-Technology Association and the Lithuanian Local Action Groups Network to carry out the action.
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