GROW RUP is an Interreg Europe project bringing together five EU Outermost Regions. GROW RUP supports the creation and growth of innovative companies in the field of green and blue economy, with a particular focus on long-term unemployed people in the ORs.
The outermost regions (ORs) have to deal with a number of difficulties related to their geographical characteristics, such as remoteness, insularity, small size, climate, which have usually acted as a constraint on their development. In addition to these structural features, the economic crisis from which Europe has suffered in the last years has further jeopardised their economic growth. GROW RUP fits in this framework in two ways: by boosting SMEs competitiveness and entrepreneurship and targeting long-term unemployed people in the ORs, and by supporting green and blue growth with a view to deliver more resource efficient and sustainable economy activities in those territories.
The project will allow partner organisations to exchange experiences, practices and ideas among them, as well as with relevant stakeholders, and thereby find solutions to improve their regional approaches.