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Establishing of a local development agency in Sambir for support of entrepreneurship and cooperation with Poland as a way to economic development


Sambir is a town in Lviv oblast on the Dniester River. The growth of small business is one of the most important factors in the city’s social and economic development, which would be furthered by the creation of a development agency in Sambir. It would operate as a counselling and training point mostly to support micro enterprises in promotion and business contacts with Poland, also providing financial support in the future.

Establishing of a local development agency in Sambir for support of entrepreneurship and cooperation with Poland as a way to economic development


Scheduled implementation: 03.03.2014-31.12.2014.

Location: Sambir (Ukraine), Rzeszow (Poland).

Implementing entities: HORIZONS Association for Innovation and Technology Transfer, City of Sambir, Agency of European Innovations in Lviv.

The project envisages fostering Sambir’s development by way of supporting micro enterprises and establishing trade contacts with Poland. To this end, the first stage of the project saw the establishment of the Centre for Supporting Entrepreneurship and Cooperation with Poland, which at the second stage was incorporated into the Sambir Agency for Development and Euro-integration (SARiE).

SARiE is a counselling and training point, set up to support small business, mostly micro enterprises, promote entrepreneurs, facilitate business contacts with Poland, and provide financial support in the future. The project’s end beneficiaries were animateurs of economic affairs, i.e. city councillors, development commission members, local government staff and those employed at public agencies’ units in charge of business support, micro entrepreneurs, as well as prospective entrepreneurs.

The project was carried out as part of priority 9 – Small and medium-sized enterprises and job creation. Project measures under this priority strengthened micro-entrepreneurship and competitiveness of small companies, in particular by looking for new funding sources for their activities.

Establishing of a local development agency in Sambir for support of entrepreneurship and cooperation with Poland as a way to economic development


The project led to the establishment of the Sambir Agency for Development and Euro-integration, composed of the Centre for Supporting Entrepreneurship and Cooperation with Poland. Among other things, the Centre will be conducting a business course which was prepared as part of the project for that institution’s needs. The course will cover such subjects as: the concept and legal aspects of running business activity, financing sources in a small company, business plan structure, small business finance – basic terms (balance sheet, profit and loss account), and marketing. In addition, three Rzeszow-based institutions, the Rzeszow Regional Development Agency, Podkarpackie Centrum Hurtowe AGROHURT S.A. and the Horizons Association, arranged a two-week placement for a micro-entrepreneurship expert, who will be employed at the Centre.