By Tamara Aydinyan
Youth Exchange ”RURAL BUT CRUCIAL”
Youth Exchange ”RURAL BUT CRUCIAL” in cooperation with Romanian NA and Creative + NGO took place between 12 th and 21 of June in Dilijan, Armenia during which 41 young people and youth leaders from 8 countries interested in social entrepreneurship and rural areas development through it came together .

Working team provided space and condition for participants to explore and to discover the potential of rural areas from labor market perspective, to re-evaluate and reflect on rural entrepreneurship’s enormous employment potential  and as well as it contributed to the identification and development of personal and entrepreneurial skills. 

Participants had an opportunity to see local examples of promoting rural areas and local people who despite many obstacles have already succeeded or are on the path of their courageous ideas realization. 9 days full of inspirational moments and self-discovery have come to an end but we know that this will just be the starting point for great activities on local level. 

Big thanks to all participants for the openness and contributions to this process!

UniGrowth also wants to say special Thanks to our friends and partners who gave to project a greater value with study visits we had and stories we’ve heard.

The project was financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission.