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Country/partner countries

Project lead partner/organization and contact person (e-mail, links) project website
Town of Szécsény Local Government
3170 Szécsény, Rákóczi út 84.
Tel. (32) 370 199; (32) 370-237
Fax: (32) 371-849
Szécsény Local Government
Szécsény Roma Self Government

Project information – start and end date (if available)
1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015

Summary (goals and purposes of the project)
The programme is designed to help local small producers access the market, the marketing of their products, and improving the employment situation of the town. During the use of the products, produced and processed in public
and social catering, by reducing material costs, the limited liability companies can achieve new development, thereby increasing the quality of services.
In order to enter the market successfully, the products are marketed via direct communication about local products in the local media, and brochures for 2000 households in order to facilitate market access. We also plan to use special packaging applicable only to products manufactured in Szécsény, thus contributing to the wider marketing of products and of Szécsény tourist attractions.
The shop selling local products will be operated by Szécsény General Education Nonprofit Ltd., which is owned by the municipality.
In addition to the food products, the local folk artists can also sell their products, the expansion of which is planned in 2014, with tourism-related programmes such as tastings, wine and spirits competitions, and organizing cooking competitions.
The expected revenues will be used by the local government for public and social catering and paying social assistance.

Results of the project
The processing of goods, produced on the municipal land in 2014. The project is expected to result in the preservation of vegetables: peas (370 kg), beetroot (1000 kg), onions (775 kg), cucumbers (5300 kg), tomatoes (600 kg), and peppers (350 kg).
The project results in the expected storage of vegetables: peas (100 kg), beetroot (500 kg), onions (300 kg), 1500 heads of lettuce, cucumbers (1000 kg), tomatoes (500 kg), peppers (300 kg) and carrots (2200 kg).
The building made available to establish the shop is in good condition and is owned by the town of Szécsény.

Who will benefit from this project (target group)
Disadvantaged families participating in social land programmes.

Sources of funding
Founded by: EMMI, HUF 2 928 354, own funding by the local government in the form of available resources (shop)