BY RURAL BOOST: Boosting rural entrepreneurship in Belarus via establishment and running of Komarovo Rural Business Incubator

Project Period:

April 2017- January 2019


Northwest region of Belarus (Miadzel, Smarhon, Pastavy and Astraviec regions)

Overall Objective

Sustainable rural development of the Northwest region of Belarus by promoting and supporting local private initiatives and entrepreneurship

Specific Objectives

Promote and Support sustainable economic development of the rural EU-border areas of Northwest Belarus

Increase understanding and capacity of socially and ecologically responsible entrepreneurship in the rural areas of Northwest Belarus

Provide expertise and financial support to local entrepreneurs for creation of socially and ecologically oriented initiatives


Major Activities

Registration of the Komarovo Rural Business Incubator in the village Komarovo, Miadzel region

Development and running of the Rural Business School Program for potential entrepreneurs from four regions

Consulting, technical and informational support to entrepreneurs

Financial support for the development of rural business in targeted areas


Executives:  IPO “Ecopartnership” Public Association “Women for Restoration of Naroch Region”

Donors: European Union, US Government