GRAINS understand the unique challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agrifood sector. Funded by the EU, ourĀ projectĀ is on a mission to empower and support organisations in their transition towards sustainability throughĀ specialised training programs, mentoring and coaching servicesĀ andĀ funding opportunities.

🔍 Read more about GRAINSĀ andĀ how yourĀ organisation can benefit from it onĀ GRAINS website.

📚Ā Capacity-building on “Financial Tools for the Green Transition of Social Economy SMEs”:Ā 
We succesfullly completed our first online training, a deep dive into challenges, opportunities, and inspiring case studies shaping the future of sustainble entreprises.
Whether you missed the session or simply want to revisit the valuable content, we’ve madeĀ all training materials available for downloadĀ in theĀ website.Ā Ā Explore the insights, gain expertise, and stay tuned for more enriching sessions!
Calling all social economy organisations willing to share their knowledge and experience to empower social economy SMEs in agrifood.Ā Check all details in ourĀ Opportunity Hub, apply beforeĀ theĀ 29th February 2024, andĀ enterĀ a pool of possible service providers that we willĀ promote via our network to social economy SMEsĀ who will winĀ financial support by the project.
Very soon we’llĀ launch of the call for theĀ Financial Facility Programā€”a golden opportunity for monetary support tailored to SMEs in the agrifood sector.

New capacity-building sessionsĀ are on the horizon too! The next online training on “Access to Technology and Digitalization”Ā  will be on theĀ 26 March.Ā Registration will open very soon.

Keep a keen eye on our website and social media channels for the latest updates!

Embark on a journey towards sustainability with the launch of ourĀ GRAINS for a Greener FutureĀ multinational campaign. This initiative spans partner countries, uniting us in a shared mission to disseminate crucial information and inspirational content on the role of Social Economy in the Agrifood sector.

Share your own contents and join theĀ #GRAINSforaGreenerFutureĀ conversation!

✅Ā Not-to-miss news for SMEs inĀ agrifood within rural areas!Ā The brand newĀ Ā #RuralToolkit on EU fundingĀ has just become available.Ā 
Are you a local authority, NGO, institution, business or rural resident? Use this tool to pinpoint theĀ most suitable EU funding opportunities for your specific needs.

✅Ā Save the date for theĀ EU CAP Network conferenceĀ ā€˜EIP-AGRI Operational Groups: Innovation in Practiceā€˜.Ā 
It will take place in Estoril, Portugal, from 6th to 8th May 2024. Interested in attending? Check all details on theĀ EU CAP Network website.

✅Ā Watch theĀ “Going green with the social economy”Ā panel discussion.
If you are looking for valuableĀ learning materials, don’t miss this session of the second high-level conference of the OECD Global Action on Promoting Social and Solidarity Ecosystems.

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