Job-creating cooperation between triple helix actors: Self supporting village of Túristvándi
Topic of the practice
Setting up a well functionning model of a settlement that enables it to operate in a self-supporting way, stop the negative demographic tendencies and create employment by using its own natural resources and opportunities in tourism development.
Good Practice Information
In Észak-Alföld a number of small villages are suffering from the high unemployment rate. These are multiple disadvantaged small communities where the lack of jobs and lack of entrepreneurship led to a community where many people are living on allowances.The solution of Túristvándi is to build a sustainable operating business system on the idea of producing the fruits, vegetables and the meat in
the village, and not take it from supermarkets (many cases owned by foreign companies) or abroad. The aim was to create a program which pays its way without state or governmental financial funding aiming operation in the long run. It motivates intergeneration small enterprises which result in further employment beyond initial self-employment in Túristvándi.
Evidence of success
There are significant results in the field of rural hospitality like more than 200 bed places and 7000 night spent by visitors. The food production started up, hereby local people gains supplementary income, but the year of 2013 will be the first year when we can feel the impact of the program in the field of employment.
Contact details to obtain further information on the practice
Észak-Alföld Regional Development Agency
Annex completed on: 03-28-2014