Within the framework of the EU-funded project, “Optimising the Potential of Local Assets for Rural Development of Keda Municipality,” implemented by CENN, the second Rural Development Grant Competition has concluded and the results announced.
Within the first stage of the second phase of the grant competition, 124 project applications were submitted and in the second phase, 53 completed applications were successfully submitted.
The financial-administrative examination, evaluation and selection of applications was carried out jointly by the grant commission of CENN, Institute of Democracy and the Keda LAG board. As a result, 22 projects were selected.
The project allocations, according to the priority objectives defined by the Keda Municipality Local Development Strategy, are as follows:
Agriculture – 5
Diversification of economic activities – 8
Tourism – 9
Please view the selected sub-projects.
The EU-supported ENPARD project is implemented by CENN in partnership with the Centre for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia (CSRDG), Institute of Democracy (IoD) and the Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning (ÖIR). The project aims to diversify local economic activities, improve the investment climate, and empower competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Keda Municipality via bottom-up strategic planning in rural development.
The EU is supporting agriculture and rural development in Georgia through its ENPARD Programme. Implemented since 2013 with a total budget of EUR 179.5 million, the main goal of ENPARD is to reduce rural poverty in Georgia. The first phase of ENPARD in Georgia focused on developing the potential of agriculture. The second and third phases of ENPARD focus on creating economic opportunities for rural populations that go beyond agricultural activities. More information on ENPARD is available at: www.enpard.ge.