Delbi 2 – a Cooperation Project for Companies from South Estonia and North Latvia

Within the framework of the project, small and medium-sized companies will be provided with practical help in starting and expanding cross-border business. The priority sectors are timber, food and tourism, additionally, start-up companies will be supported.

The participants of the project are the Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (lead partner), Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Estonian Chamber of Commerce in Latvia, Tartu Science Park.

Project duration: 01.04.2017–31.03.2020

Budget: Interreg Estonian-Latvian program support is 380,415.10 euros, co-financing of the partners is 67,132.09 euros.

Aims

  • To facilitate cross-border business between entrepreneurs from South Estonia and North Latvia, primarily in the timber, food, tourism and start-up sectors.
  • To enliven the cooperation between the business support structures of the two countries.
  • To broker knowledge and practical experience to the small and medium-size companies of both countries.

Activities

Participation with a joint stands at the Valmiera fair and one fair in Tartu each year, a contact visit for entrepreneurs to Latvia and Estonia once a year, mutual participation in the Tartu Entrepreneurship Week and Vidzeme Entrepreneurship Days, organising of Estonian-Latvian for a, where the entrepreneurs, politicians, officials and representatives of business organisations of both countries can discuss the bottlenecks in the Estonian-Latvian business ties and opportunities for development. There will be two training cycles where entrepreneurs will be provided with knowledge in practical issues. There is a plan to produce a series of short films on the experience of cooperation between Estonian and Latvian companies.

Further information on the project homepage www.delbi.eu.

 

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