Businesses in rural areas not only find it hard to access information and recruit staff. They also have difficulties in contacting cooperation partners, such as research institutes, consultants, suppliers and other companies. EGOPRISE is therefore setting up digital greenhouses for small and medium-sized companies to encourage business enterprise in rural areas. The enhanced access they offer to sources of information, research and cooperation partners, and potential employees will increase the attractiveness and competitiveness of businesses in rural areas. The regions themselves will gain in status, too, since better networking makes living and working in the countryside a more attractive prospect. Training courses will facilitate use of this communication platform.

Part-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund and European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument)