I am from Romania, one of those Eastern European countries that people either don’t know they exist or they confuse it with another one (the capital is Bucharest, not Budapest). Millions of Romanians left in the past years to work abroad. Doctors, teachers, construction workers. You name it, they’re abroad working. This happened because the average salary in Romania is of about 390 Euros/month, money with which you need to pay rent (or a credit for a house/apartment), utilities and buy food.
In 2012, I left abroad to work. I got a 2-year contract as a postdoc researcher in a Belgian university. I earned a little over 2,000 Euros/month. For Wallonia (the French part of Belgium), the salary was decent. We could rent a nice apartment with almost everything we needed. READ MORE
The image of the person willing to start a business in the rural environment appears idealistic, the rural entrepreneur being considered “independent, capable of taking chances, results-oriented, optimistic, confident in their powers, hardworking and innovative”. Also, it was noted that rural entrepreneurship should be clearly focused on creating new workplaces by implementing investments in rural communities.
In essence, rural entrepreneurship represents that type of entrepreneurship that is able to offer added value to all type of rural resources (natural, material, financial,human) in rural areas rendering in this process mainly rural-based human resources.
Due to personal reasons, yesterday I had to leave two hours earlier from my French course. Today I looked at the others and the teacher as if they were talking another language. They were, but that`s not the point. I had no idea what they were talking about as most of what we learn is done in the last two hours (out of four).
But, through a very carefully constructed exercise, I was able to get back on track. We did a group exercise. Four people in each group, each of them telling the others what their country is like in terms of time and space (aka school time and vacation, work time, open time in stores etc.).
From what I got, here is what I can share: READ MORE!