Two-day international conference in Budapest brought together NEETs and stakeholders

Credits: eNEET Rural

The long-awaited international start-up competition and 3rd brokerage event took place on the 20th of September 2021 in Hungary, Budapest. The event organised by partner FRUTO brought on the same platform the representatives of the youth target group, policy makers, employment specialists, successful start-up leaders and technology pioneers. The second day program included a country visit where stakeholders and NEETs had the opportunity to study thriving Hungarian farm sites and agro businesses. The event series also included the eNEET Rural project meeting.

The conference was attended by guests and speakers from several relevant domain delivering thought provoking messages on urban and rural farming opportunities, after pandemic labour market changes, youth employment and the new youth guarantee. Presenters included among others the representatives of:

  • SMAPP LAB, an agro-tech start-up, the winner of EIT Food Innovation Prize for developing a digitised trap system that supports farmers with automated pest monitoring for crop protection,
  • Bedrock farm that produces chemical-free micro-greens and herbs in an urban cellar farm, 
  • Goverment Employment Office of Békés-County that is involved in Youth Guarantee implementation and specialist in NEETs opportunities in Hungary.

On the first day of the event series partners gathered for a meeting where thy discussed the indicators achieved during the last 6 months of the eNEET Rural project implementation. They also elaborated and advanced plans for ensuring the sustainability of results and for capitalizing the project.


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