eNEET Rural: Facilitating entrepreneurship and improving skills of NEETs living in rural areas

Project partners

Bulgaria: Union of Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities (lead partner)
Romania: Center for the Development of the Structural Funds Romania (CPDIS)
Spain: Business Research Association National Agrofood Technological Center, Extremadura (CTAEX)
Hungary: Fruto Consulting Ltd. (FRUTO)
Slovenia: STYRIAN TECHNOLOGY PARK – Business Support Centre and Incubator & Regional Centre for Technology Development (STP)
Italy: Mantuan Oltrepò Consortium (COM)
Norway: Inclusion AS (expertise partner)


Project duration  

October 2018 – September 2021


About the project

In many rural areas of Europe there are few job opportunities. Youth unemployment is high, and many young people, who have dropped out of school, are low-skilled and face difficulties getting a job. This is especially true for the disabled and those belonging to ethnic minorities, who face discrimination from education and employers.
The project will focus on innovation and technology in the agricultural sector in order to create a Toolkit for young people, who are no longer in the education system, not working or being trained for work (NEETs). The Toolkit will include online and on-the-spot trainings, youth competition, staff exchange and mentoring services.
- Transferring efficient practices and innovative solutions on how to train young people;
- Widening involvement of stakeholders: NGOs, civil society organisations and SMEs;
- Innovative start-up support to young entrepreneurs;
- New mentoring and coaching approaches;
- Innovative focus on employability and soft skills development;
- Mixing learning arenas;
- Innovative short and long mobility staff exchanges.
Source of funds
EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment
eNEET Rural project benefits from a €1.5 million grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment