This EUSBSR flagship project is a partnership between organisations in five EU member states, with the theme of youth involvement in local development and support for innovation in rural areas.

Based on the experiences from the partnership organisations this flagship Project identified and described models, methods and best practise for youth involvement and innovation support. You can find the methods in the final report!

This was done partly at Youth and innovation Conferences and partly at home by each partner. The idea has been to learn from each other and offer a quick way to disseminate good examples through the partnership. The Conferences focused on methods to involve youth in local development and presentations of Future Visions for rural areas, created by young people and gathered from the local activities. During the conferences experiences of methods for innovation support and ways of training youth in innovating thinking entrepreneurship was presented together with good examples of how to involve youth in local development.

Visiting a sawmill where the multi entrepreneurial owner also had cows, chickens and took part in running the local food store.

The Conferences lay the foundation and elaborate a concept for several regional seminars during 2013 and 2014 in all the Baltic Sea Region with policy makers, youth organisations, researchers and public authorities where the future visions and innovation support methods was compared with and applied to the local situation.