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Rural Activ

Rural Activ was a project dedicated to people in rural areas with entrepreneurial potential who wanted to develop non-agricultural business.

The project was implemented by SC RomActiv Business Consulting SRL ( www.romactiv.ro ), in partnership with Young Entrepreneurs in Romania (www.ptir.ro), SMART Development Center (www.smart.org.ro) and Europroject Center of Consulting Center and Project Management Association (www.europroject.org.ro).

Rural Activ was co-funded by the European Social Fund through Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007 – 2013, “Invest in people!”, with the financing contract SOP HRD/83/5.2/S/58176.

The aim was targeting rural people with entrepreneurial potential to start small business in non-agricultural areas.

The project implementation period was from December 2010 to November 2012.

Specific objectives:

  • Increasing interest and awareness of entrepreneurial culture, particularly for the inactive and those looking for a job.
  • Motivating and mobilizing people from rural areas in the initiation and development of business in non-agricultural sectors, including information on available funding opportunities for this type of business, in seminar organized in micro-regional level.
  • Assistance in start-up business and development of non-agricultural sectors or related to agriculture and support services for accessing and using microcredits and grants offered by advisory centers nationwide.
  • Development of managerial skills of people with entrepreneurial potential who will participate in entrepreneurial skills training program.

  The target group consisted of people living in rural areas wishing to start a non-agricultural business and entrepreneurs who already own a company and want to develop it with European Funds.  

The project targeted at least 2000 people in rural areas, of which:

  • 800 managers , self-employees, management personnel of entreprises, especially micro-entreprises and SMEs.
  • 500 people working in subsistence agriculture who received counseling in moving towards more profitable agriculture-related activities.
  • 200 people looking for a job, graduates who are looking for a stable source of income.
  • 400 inactive people, homemakers, students in terminal year.
  • 100 employees interested in entrepreneurial environment, wishing to start their own business.

Implementation area

The project targeted rural localities of 23 counties of the 8 regions. The target group were asked to contact the nearest advice center.

  • Bucarest Office: Ilfov, Prahova, Calarasi Counties
  • Oradea Office: Bihor County
  • Baia Mare Office: Maramures, Satu-Mare Counties
  • Cluj-Napoca Office: Cluj, Salaj Counties
  • Arad Office: Arad County
  • Tirgu Mures Office: Mures, Bistrita Nasaud Counties
  • Bacau Office: Bacau, Neamt counties
  • Targoviste Office: Dambovita, Teleorman Counties
  • Slatina Office: Olt, Dolj, Valcea, Arges Counties
  • Galati Office: Buzau, Galati, Vrancea, Braila counties

If you live in rural areas and want to grow a non-agricultural business, do not hesitate to contact us!