Saaremaa päike – Promoting young entrepreneurs


Short presentation

Educational programme for promoting entrepreneurship among the youth. Young people attend workshops, visit companies, and develop their own business ideas to enter the competition. Each year, the competition has a common subject (2015: Innovation and Green Ideas, 2016: Sea Culture, 2019: Genuine from Saaremaa Island, 2020: Timber).


The aim of Saaremaa Päike (Saaremaa Sun) is to generate interest among young people towards the perspective of development of their home island, to inspire their creativity, to wish and dare to take responsibilty as an entrepreneur.
Students form teams and take roles (leader, designer, accountant etc) to try taking responsibility for a certain collaborative task.

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

Target audience:
1. students of Saare County gymnasiums and vocational schools;
2. pupils in the secondary school level (age 12 to 16);
3. students in local higher education instutions up to the age of 24.

Actions implemented

Study visits, lectures, workshops, trainings for students and teachers. Business days and "open doors" events. Business ideas competitions for teams of 1-4 students (up to the age 24).
Global cost (in Euros) :  €

Human resources and partners

SA Saaremaa Arenduskeskus, MTÜ Saaremaa Ettevõtjate Liit, Swedbank AS

Other information

Project's start year : 2015


Saarte Koostöökogu (Non profit organization )
Tallinna 58, Kuressaare
93819 Saaremaa
+372 506 8287
Contact :äike

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