UBBSLA team attended the “pruning” ritual in the vineyards of Marvin Ltd., supporting the implementation of the eNEET Rural project
UBBSLA team was invited by our stakeholder Marvin Ltd., vine producer and the first agro-holding company supported eNEET Rural, to this special event – pruning the grape vines in Sliven!
14th of February, Trifon Zarezan (or Vineyard Day) is a Bulgarian national holiday in honor of St. Trifon. Official guests of the event were the Mayor of the municipality, Mr. Georgi Georgiev, member of the Parliament Kircho Karagyozov and the Deputy Mayor Stancho Stavrev. The Mayor greeted the wine-growers on the occasion of the Trifon Zarezan holiday, Father Stoyan served a prayer for health and well-being, and the women from the singing group of the village of Hadzhidimitrovo performed a short program.
Viniculture is a traditional livelihood for the region, and in recent years there has been a continuous development with the creation of new arrays and wineries. Marvin Ltd. has a boutique winery where selected wines are produced. On the arrays of 1000 decares are grown varieties of merlot, pinot noir, cheese and nutmeg. For many years in the field of agriculture, production and trade in agricultural products, Mr. Marinov is faced with a lack of quality and motivated workforce in the sector every year, while many young people in the region are unemployed and without any motivation to start a job or business in the agricultural sector, although their main livelihood in Sliven region. In this regard, at the end of last year, Marvin Ltd. committed itself to supporting the work of the UBBSLA to tackle the problem of youth unemployment in rural municipalities by enrolling young unemployed people from the region who became involved in the 1st eNEET Rural Soft-skills training in Sliven during the period 16-18.11.2019.
The National holiday was a good occasion to meet other stakeholders from the region to support the implementation of the project eNEET Rural: Facilitating entrepreneurship and improving skills of NEETs living in rural areas