(Lucija Mulej Mlakar, Annmarie Gorenc Zoran, Jaroslav Mihalik)
The case study in this paper presents an initial descriptive account of a local initiative in utilizing local resources to stimulate not only economic growth, but also rural resources, knowledge and experience of residents and entrepreneurs. Living Houses project is one example of a tangible local initiative. The descriptive case study describe one local action group located in central Slovenia and their experience with implementing a project that includes principles of rural development set out by EU policy. The authors of the article also present further steps and evaluation tools that need to be implemented into the project.
social entrepreneurship, local initiatives, types of capital, rural development, local action group