An emigration crisis is brewing in the Southern,

Eastern and Baltic flanks of Europe, especially

acute in rural areas, that requires a new model

to create and support small business enterprises

to hire, increase revenues, secure capital,

innovate and create meaningful impact in their

communities. RETTE (Reversing Emigration

Trends Through Entrepreneurship) seeks to

engage our consortium partners as hub players

for their region to provide a mix of training

and support to promote and accelerate

entrepreneurship that co-creates sustainable,

inclusive social and economic prosperity.


Hub players form relationships and identify

needs within their regions to orchestrate joint

work around which entrepreneurship ecosystems

in their region can bloom and grow. This creates

a re-imagined social innovation sphere that

addresses the fact that decades of economic

development and public policy have not led to

equitable outcomes and constitutes the root

problem of the emigration crisis.


RETTE empowers our hubs as “social

extrapreneurs” that connect players to form a

social innovation ecosystem to support an

entrepreneurship education training model,

which in turn empowers entrepreneurs and

intrapreneurs in creating ventures that add

value to others and adds jobs to the local

economy, prepares young professionals for

the local labor market to deter emigration,

and adds value to local efforts toward economic

development.

Baltic Region Hub

  * Kaunas University of Technology

Iberian Peninsula Hub

  * Global Skills Network, Barcelona

  * Ajuntament d'Alzira, Valencia
Mediterranean/Ionian Hub

* Citta de Catania, Sicilia

* Consorzio OPUS, Puglia

Central/Eastern Europe Hub

  * Harghita County Council, Transylvania

  * Harghita Community Developmjent As.

EU Candidates Hub

  * Turkish Ministry of Education

  * Ankara Provincial Directorate

E-Learning Hub
  * Escola de Comercio Lisboa

Bringing together diverse

people to collaboratively

analyze and address 

complex problems that

transcend borders

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​​RETTE

Reversing Emigration Trends

Through Entrepreneurship

brings together a cross-sectoral consortium

to address the loss of young professionals and others

from the local workforces of our targeted regions.





An emigration crisis is brewing in the

flanks of the European Union.....


*  Stakeholder Dialogue and

Beneficiaries Virtual Exchanges 

*  Training for Skills, Competences

and a Growth Mindset

*  ​Community of Practice for

Trainers and Mentors

*  Local Linkages for Pathways

to ​Entrepreneurship / 

Gainful Employment





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An emigration crisis is brewing in the Southern, Eastern and Baltic flanks of Europe, especially

acute in rural areas, that requires a new model to create and support small business enterprises

to hire, increase revenues, secure capital, innovate and create meaningful impact in their

communities. Our principal aims are to reverse emigration trends and to contribute to the

economic development through stimulation of competitiveness of enterprises and job creation

through entrepreneurship. RETTE seeks to engage our consortium partners to provide a mix of

EntreComp entrepreneurship education training and support to promote and accelerate

entrepreneurship that co-creates sustainable, inclusive social and economic prosperity

       RETTE HUBS

EYE - E-Incubator for Young Entrepreneurs

RETTE aims to promote COSME’s work programme goals of boosting shared prosperity in the

EU block by unleashing  private sector-led growth that can be supported by public authorities

at national, regional or local level responsible for education, employment or entrepreneurship

policy and activities. Recognizing entrepreneurship as a key driver of growth and development,

RETTE focuses attention on the critical role played by startups and small businesses in creating

jobs and spurring economic growth. Eurofound reports that micro, small and medium-sized

enterprises are socially and economically important because they represent 99 % of an estimated

19.3 million enterprises in the EU and provide around 65 million jobs representing two-thirds of

all employment. According to a recent study from the International  Finance Corporation (IFC),

SMEs’ share of aggregate employment is comparable to that of large firms.

The economic opportunities linked to SMEs are also significant: ICT and mobile technology sectors

are growing rapidly, while SMEs are increasingly being positioned to tap into the clean-technology

market estimated to reach EUR1.5trillion over the next decade, as well as help SMEs drive their

digital transformation to benefit from unprecedented new opportunities that are crucial for their

competitiveness and growth. In addition to being drivers of local growth and job creation, SMEs

play an increasingly important role in addressing urgent development challenges, in particular

those related to sustainability and service delivery. This is especially urgent to address in our

regions, as it serves as the root problem associated with the emigration crisis that affects most

acutely areas where RETTE will establish a series of Resource Nodes for entrepreneurship training.

In addition to reversing emigration trends through entrepreneurship, RETTE attempts to ameliorate

conditions that lead to the projected loss of population and an aging of the workforce. Thus, RETTE

addresses the development of cooperation and marketing networks for entrepreneurship and job

creation through the strategic placement of its Resource Nodes responding to regional needs of

targeted groups.

vestment into our areas​