Entrepreneurship support measures in the Zemgale Planning Region

Project facts

Project promoter:
Zemgale Planning Region(LV)
Project Number:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
Donor Project Partners:
Innovation Circle network(NO)
Other Project Partners
Jekabpils City municipality(LV)
Jelgava City municipality(LV)

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Project objective

To reduce social and economic disparities between the local governments of the Zemgale Planning Region (ZPR), strengthening the capacity of specialists and entrepreneurs and creating mechanisms for the development of innovation and business in the region.

Target groups: municipalities, entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations, including organizations representing employers, children and young people, schools and educators.

Main activities: 1. Strengthening the capacity of the entrepreneurship centre and local governments. 2. Regional marketing promotion activities. 3. Regional mentoring of youth entrepreneurship. 4. Support to increase employment and competitiveness, implementing region-specific activities 5. Publicity.


  • 19 professional employees trained;
  • entrepreneurship support capacity strengthened for 50% of local governments;
  • entrepreneurship support capacity of the ZPR strengthened;
  • 2 experience exchange visits to Norway;
  • 6 training courses for the specialists of local governments;
  • 3 business situation games for the business specialists;
  • 38 enterprises supported with strengthened operational capacity;
  • 50% of local governments involved in regional promotion activities;
  • 2 trade missions organised;
  • 12 support days for local entrepreneurs organised;
  • participation in 3 international exhibitions;
  • 6 training courses for entrepreneurs organised;
  • 40 seminars organised for entrepreneurs;
  • 10 persons supported for the development of local enterprises;
  • the Youth Career Consultation and Motivation Centre of Jelgava City equipped;
  • 10 business idea generation workshops for young people in schools;
  • 3 business idea competitions for young people;
  • the creation and maintenance of the co-creation area for young business talents;
  • 2 new ideas implemented (region-specific solutions):
  • 1  market for local manufacturers created in Jekabpils City;
  • 4 video tours created for the popularisation of Zemgale tourism entrepreneurship.

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