V4 brainstorming sessions on the methodology of the feasibility study – Social Entrepreneurship

On April 11, 2023,  Strategic Analysis & Bridge of Friendship Kartlosi, organized the first brainstorming session with one of the V4 partners from Slovakia-  Mrs. Marcela Chreneková, regarding the project “ Sharing V4 experience with Georgian self-governments: regional development and green innovations”, supported by the International Visegrad Fund.

Ing. Marcela Chreneková, PhD., from the Institute of Regional Studies and Rural Development, Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development in Nitra, Slovak Republic, focuses on research on rural social development and social agriculture and its benefits. She is the initiator and main organizer of international conferences supported by the OECD in 2015 and 2021. She is a co-organizer of several scientific and professional events, co-investigator and responsible researcher of research and educational projects. She has also been active in the field of professional terminology for a long time. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the Slovak Terminology Network established and coordinated by the Slovak Department of the Directorate-General for Translation of the European Commission. Within the framework of international projects and mobility programmes, she has taught subjects related to regional disparities and quality of life, social economy and social agriculture in the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Finland, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium.

The feasibility study assesses factors such as technical, economic, ecological and legal considerations to assess whether future projects are worth investment. After conducting the field research and mapping all relevant challenges communities face along the ABL, the feasibility study will be prepared for the international donor community as well as the business community for potential investments in the selected fields. For creating the methodology for the feasibility study, online brainstorming sessions will be held for the V4 implementing consortium to set and create the criteria and the methodology for the feasibility study of four projects focusing on regional development, social entrepreneurship and/or social agriculture, green innovations in the context of local administration and local media to increase visibility for the region.

The lead author of these feasibility studies will be Tomas Baranec, who mapped the challenges of these communities, utilizing his expertise from the ground, as well as through desk research. Partners from the V4 would co-author the studies.

This project is generously funded by: