Up to 10 journalists visited EU4Youth female green entrepreneurs in Gori Municipality in Georgia in summer as part of the EU-supported media tour “Discover Social and Green Entrepreneurs in Gori”.
The media tour was part of the ongoing “EU4Youth: Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development for Green Growth” project, implemented by CENN, to introduce local green and social business initiatives to the general public, and to highlight the results of EU and CENN activities in the municipality.
During the tour, journalists visited the Gori Innovation Knowledge Hub and met the young entrepreneurs who won the EU4Youth Caucasus Social Innovation Grant Competition.
The journalists visited the ‘Leader’ social enterprise, one of the first sewing companies in the region to develop a strategy for textile waste recycling. The enterprise is managed by a young female entrepreneur, Nino Giorgadze. In addition to textile waste management, the project carries out vocational training and supports further employment for vulnerable women and girls (socially vulnerable, internally displaced persons, persons with disabilities, victims of violence, etc.).
‘Flora Ville’ is a greenhouse in the village of Patara Garejvari, which is also led by a young female entrepreneur, Natia Iremadze. The enterprise aims to train young people in greenhouse management. Flora Ville produces a variety of indoor flowers and plants.
As for ‘Fit’ and its ‘Champy’ products, this social enterprise is a healthy snack start-up founded by three students from the village of Ditsi. The company produces apple chips using an innovative drying method. Champy’s mission is to promote economic empowerment of the borderline region and the development of organic waste production.
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