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  • Name: Silver Entrepreneurs (Entrepreneurship Simulation Program for Silver Economy in Central Baltic)
  • LCCI position: Lead Partner
  • Total budget: 790 071,90 EUR
  • Project period: 01.04.2023-30.09.2025
  • Programme: Interreg Central Baltic
  • Partner countries: Latvia, Finland, Sweden

Silver Entrepreneurs project is a 30-month adult education and entrepreneurship-building initiative designed to empower and equip silver age persons (60+) with skills and confidence to develop their entrepreneurship projects and thus, remain socially and economically active. Eurostat data say people live longer, longer stay healthy and want to work longer. At the same time, Central Baltic (CB) region countries face the challenges of ageing workforce and outdated skills while not fully using seniors economic potential. Silver age persons have professional knowledge, skills and experience in many areas, but they need to upgrade and acquire new skills. Entrepreneurship requires a complex set of skills. To address these cross-border challenges, our project will  implement a complex entrepreneurship simulation program with individual approach to each participant.

Project activities:

  • training workshops and coaching for entrepreneurship skills, confidence and creativity,
  • entrepreneurship simulations to develop collaborative and individual projects
  • benchmarking activities with small enterprises in CB region
  • practical consultations, senior-to-senior expertise.

Project results:

  • 80 silver age persons of CB region have completed a complex program of Smart Seniors Academy for Entrepreneurship
  • joint CB entrepreneurship training program (simulations) and materials
  • individual and collaborative entrepreneurship projects with implementation potential
  • involving at least 50 other organizations in project activities

The outputs will serve the benefit of seniors in CB countries, partner organizations, training and business support organizations,  national/ local authorities authorities committed to promote  entrepreneurship; employment, quality of life, CB region economy.

Lead partner:

  • Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Latvia)


  • Latvijas Pieaugušo izglītības apvienība (LAEA), Latvia
  • Folkuniversitetet stiftelsen kursverksamheten vid Uppsala universite (FU-Uppsala), Sweden
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences Ltd (TAMK), Finland

LCCI contacts: 

Marta Bērze
Project Coordinator of EU Projects Department 
Latvian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
+371 26453442
Kr.Valdemāra str. 35, Riga Latvia, LV-1010