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Georgia: European Training Foundation awards entrepreneurial communities

March 14, 2016

The European Training Foundation (ETF) has awarded entrepreneurial communities from Georgia for their work in creating local partnerships that contributed to job creation and economic development. The ceremony took place last week in Brussels with support from the EU Committee of Regions. The awards mark the conclusion of the first phase of the Entrepreneurial Communities Initiative, which is now moving on to focus on the role of human capital.
According to the EU Committee of Regions, the ETF’s Entrepreneurial Communities Initiative began in 2013, and has by now explored partnerships in ten ETF partner countries, picking out enterprising local actors that work together to foster skills and encourage innovation. Three Eastern Partnership countries - Belarus, Georgia and Moldova - are part of the initiative.
"We have continuously been very supportive of the European Training Foundation's work. The ETF has successfully turned the concept of multilevel governance into practice beyond the EU's borders, creating incubators for innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Strategic investment in education needs to be put forward within the EU and its neighbourhood,” said Markku Markkula, the President of the European Committee of the Regions. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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