OREN is an ERASMUS+ funded project started on February 2022. By its completion, due in 2024, OREN will provide new and existing Entrepreneurs in the rural domain with a unique toolbox. The provided tools will include courses, guidelines and, most of all, an integrated platform for Business Prototyping, where it will be possible to test and tune one’s own Business Plan.

The core objective of the OREN project is to foster an interactive learning environment for agricultural entrepreneurs, tailored to the unique demands of rural development in the current landscape. To achieve this, our partnership will create a multi-stakeholder platform that incorporates sustainable rural business models, simulation tools, and mathematical models. Complementing these resources will be targeted managerial courses, designed to equip entrepreneurs with the necessary skills to analyse successful business scenarios and enhance their expertise. By acquiring such skills, the entrepreneurs will be able to analyse the root causes of successful business scenarios in order to improve their expertise and skills in understanding and modelling potential good practices.

Within the OREN project, we have outlined several key objectives. Firstly, we aim to uncover valuable insights and emerging patterns related to rural business development. Through comprehensive analysis, we seek to identify the various factors, such as environmental, socio-economic, and geographical influences, that contribute to the success of rural businesses. Furthermore, we endeavor to examine the structural elements of rural development, mapping relationships that lead to prosperous business models. Through simulation and analysis, we aim to identify potential policies and unintended consequences, ultimately guiding the formulation of effective strategies.




The Association of Cities and Regions for sustainable Resource management (ACR+) is an international network of cities and regions sharing the aim of promoting a sustainable resource management, through prevention at source, reuse and recycling, and accelerating the transition towards a circular economy on their territories and beyond.

Circular economy calling for cooperation between all actors, ACR+ is open to other key players in the field of material resource management such as NGOS, academic institutions, consultancy or private organisations. The network currently counts about 90 members, mainly local and regional authorities as well as national networks of local authorities representing around 1100 municipalities.

Camara Badajoz

Founded in 1886, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Badajoz (Cámara Badajoz) is a Public Law Corporation established as a collaborative body of public governments. The Chamber’s mission is to represent, promote and defend the general interests of the economic structure in its region.

The organisation operates within the Autonomous Community of Extremadura, with a population of about 1,100,000 inhabitants. Currently it represents – according to the report on “SMEs statistics” from the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism in February 2016- almost 40,000 enterprises and over the 99,9% out of them are SMEs. Furthermore, in the last years, CDB has been one of the leading Spanish Chambers in ERFD application. The Chamber counts with expertise in European funding instruments for SMEs (INVEST HORIZON) and has specialized facilities for the operation of innovative industrial schemes by firms, this is, “NAVE4”. In addition, it has to be noticed the close connections to European and National Chamberal Systems and networks.


Euro Education Bulgaria

Euro Education Bulgaria is a young company, founded to promote vocational training in the Plovdiv region (Bulgaria) and the internationalization of local training processes. It deals in fact with:

  • Vocational training for all ages
  • Student mobility of both young Bulgarians to other European countries, and the reception of European students, to internationalize the economic fabric of local companies
  • Tourist activity, especially for training purposes
  • Internationalization and innovation in the context of production.

EEB fields of interest are Sustainable Development, Central Role of the Person, Social Community Economy, Subsidiarity, Integration and exchange of knowledge, technologies and cultures. EEB main activities can be grouped in Project Management (according to PRINCE2 Methodology), Needs Analysis Lab, Non-formal education, ICT.


IDS is a technological startup that offers computational solutions to decision makers of any type of organization. Our goal is to assist both in the Organizational Strategy and Operations by developing Decision Support Tools customized to the needs of each individual decision maker.


To achieve our vision we have gathered a team of experts coming from leading organizations and universities across Europe. Our members form an interdisciplinary group that specializes in Operational Research, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. Combined with industrial experience, we provide to clients Decision Support Tools of the greatest quality that offer valuable insights to the Strategy and measurable advantages to the Operational aspects of an organization.

ITKAM – Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany

The Italian Chamber of Commerce for Germany (ITKAM), established in 1911 under German law as a non-profit association of entrepreneurs and professionals, is recognized by the Italian government under the law of 1.7.1970, n. 518.

ITKAM is a bilateral association that operates on the Italian and German markets to foster and increase economic relations and cooperation between companies in both countries.

ITKAM has three operational offices in Germany (in Frankfurt, Berlin and Leipzig), several representative offices in Italy, and a desk in Vienna (ITKAM Austrian Desk).

SYstem Dynamics Italian Chapter

SYDIC is the Italian national branch of the System Dynamics Society .

The Chapter has been founded back in 1995 but legally recognized by the Italian Law as a Cultural Association for Social Promotion, in 2015. The mission of SYDIC is to support the SD Society to promote, spread out and disseminate the wide use and uptake of the system dynamics methodology and, more in general, of all systemic approaches to modelling & simulation at national and international level. SYDIC counts around 60 ordinary associates from all over Italy and a few also from abroad, as well as a wider audience of around 200 volunteer associates (members of our community, they signed up on the website and mailing list). Among its members, SYDIC includes experts, consultants and entrepreneurs interested in the System Dynamics methodology in various ways, as well as several top-notch scholars from the Italian academic & scientific community (Research Centres and Universities in Rome, Milan, Bologna, Turin, Naples, Genoa, Firenze, Palermo, etc.), representing knowledge and competences from Management & Social Sciences to Engineering and Natural Sciences.

SYDIC is currently deeply involved in disseminating and promoting the uptake of Systems Thinking & System Dynamics at various levels, from the Primary and Secondary education to the development of such competencies in youngsters and adults in managing positions. Additionally, SYDIC is promoting the Systems Thinking approach also in various vertical sectors, especially by means of the development of research projects (already a few important experiences at national and international level).


Symplexis is a Greek non-for-profit organization that strives to ensure equal opportunities for all through actions and measures that build skills, empower and promote active engagement and participation focusing on the most vulnerable categories of the population and particularly those with fewer opportunities.

Symplexis’ mission is to elevate social cohesion through integrated actions and project-based activities that aim at promoting the inclusion of disadvantaged groups at risk of marginalization and exclusion, while promoting and protecting the rights of various types of population groups that face discrimination focusing on the empowerment and support of victims, awareness raising and information sharing at all levels.

Symplexis’ activity builds on user-led approaches and interventions around four main axes of expertise, namely:

The social and economic inclusion of those most in need comprising a wide variety of activities aimed at reducing poverty, preventing marginalisation and promoting the sustainable integration of disadvantaged groups, particularly focusing on Third Country Nationals.

The protection and promotion of human rights through activities and interventions that address the needs of a wide range of discriminated population groups, such as women, children and elderly people, victims of violence and human trafficking, the LGBTQI community, Roma and unaccompanied minors, migrants and asylum seekers/ refugees.

Upskilling, capacity building and empowerment of vulnerable groups with the aim to promote equal access to formal and non-formal education for all and promote lifelong learning focusing on low-skills individuals that face difficulties in (re) the labour market.

Child and youth development through actions and projects designed to reduce youth poverty, promote child protection and stimulate social inclusion and development.