[ENG] An overview of Ready for Business/ReforB  project activities

Since March 2017 till January 2019 youth from Latvian and Lithuania had a unique chance to get to know the real world behind entrepreneurship, and to gain knowledge of what kind of skills they need to have to start their own business. Project Ready for Business/ReforB is a outcome of Interreg Latvia-Lithuania program 2014.-2020., that has been created by 6 partners – 3 from Latvia, 3 from Lithuania. The aim of the game was to encourage young people to get interested into business world and to start to understand what it takes to start your own business.

Project activities granted an opportunity for 90 young people form Ventspils and Kurzeme to take part in 15 project activities, that was held in 6 project partner cities: Ventspils, Jelgava, Daugavpils, Visagina, Panevezys and Klaipeda, together uniting more than 550 young and creative people who are interested in the magic of entrepreneurship. This project consisted of two kinds of activities – theoretical knowledge gained in seminars and a practical opportunity to use newly acquired knowledge in a business simulation game. 

Anna Fedotovska, participant of seminar and simulations game describes project activities as an interesting experience:  “It was an interesting way how to force myself step outside the box and to think differently than usually. I liked to gain new experience about different entrepreneurs. If I would have a chance, I would attend again!”

In the final phase of project, an online simulation game will be created.

The Interreg V-A Latvia – Lithuania Programme 2014-2020 aims to contribute to the sustainable and cohesive socio-economic development of the Programme regions by helping to make them competitive and attractive for living, working and visiting, http://latlit.eu/

This project is funded by the European Union, http://europa.eu/european-union/index_en

This article has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this article are the sole responsibility of NGO "Ventspils Youth Council" and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.