Dear all! We are extremely grateful for the past year - the beutiful people we met, the projects we got involved in and all the wonderful moments we shared with you. For the new decade - 2020 we wish you all: many smiles, positive energy and good health! Thank you for being with us 😊.
It is our pleasure to introduce another recipient of our development grant powered by SMEs Acceleration LAB.
Lagazi is a family wine cellar, where the wine is being made according to Georgian traditional method – in Qvevri. (Qvevri is a Clay vessel that is buried under the ground).
In this family wine cellar you can get to know traditional method of wine making in Qvevri, taste natural wine “Lagazi” that is made from different grape types and even have family lunch, with traditional Georgian cuisine.
The main aim of Lagazi wine cellar is to produce pure and natural wine and also to produce wine from forgotten vine varieties.
Thanks to the grant, Shota Lagazidze will buy a special wine extractor which will enable him to increase natural wine production capacity, remove stems from the grapes in an efficient and safe manner and increase quantity while maintaining natural and traditional wine production technique, preserving the original Georgian wine production methods.
We are very happy about this co-operation and can't wait for the Lagazi Wine Cellar to flourish even more!
Rural SMEs Acceleration LAB was made possible thanks to generous support from International Visegrad Fund: implemented by Development Policy Foundation in partnership with Kyjovské Slovácko v pohybu Bridge NGO GEO Felső-Homokhátság Vidékfejlesztési Egyesület MAS Podhoran Malokarpatská vínna cesta Bazaltkör Egyesület Podlaskie Smaki Ekovín! Stay tuned for updates!
We are happy to announce the first pre-selected applicant to be granted financing and mentoring!
It is a project that needs not much of justification...
Handmade soaps by Tamar Mikeladze are the quality of their own.
Funding will help to furnish soap-making workshop and the store. New and spacious studio will allow to increase the production of soap bars, lip balms, and produce new products - body creams and liquid soap (from locally-produced rose water). Moreover, masterclasses will be offered to tourists and schoolchildren: such classes will bring additional income to the company.
Products used in the production of soaps are pure, organic, bought from local farmers.
We can't wait to see, smell and feel the results of this beautiful enterprise!
Rural SMEs Acceleration LAB was made possible thanks to generous support from International Visegrad Fund : implemented by Development Policy Foundation in partnership with Kyjovské Slovácko v pohybu Bridge NGO GEO Felső-Homokhátság Vidékfejlesztési Egyesület MAS Podhoran Malokarpatská vínna cesta Bazaltkör Egyesület Podlaskie Smaki Ekovín! Stay tuned for updates!
Final! Urban Garden Project completed in Adana.Thanks to everyone in the project.
It's all possible thanks to co-operation between Development Policy Foundation, #TOÇEV and #UçanBalon.
The "Youth Urban Action Lab: Inclusion of Disadvantaged Youth into Civil Society Dialogue through participatory public space decision making schemes" is realised from the "Supporting Civil Society Dialogue Between EU and Turkey Grant Scheme"