Estonian EU external border programme




Associated partners

1. Furniture Cluster of South-East Estonia, NGO; 2. Development Centre of Võru County

Thematic objective

TO1 Business and SME development

Start date: 01.07.2023

End date: 31.12.2023

Duration: 6 months

Specific area

Increasing SME competitiveness and entrepreneurship by fostering cooperation between public, private and R&D sectors

Programme co-financing

291 295,80

Total budget

323 662,00


South Estonia

Contact email

[email protected]

Project status

Ongoing (6th Call for proposals)

TYPE - ER238

Furniture manufacturers with long traditions nowadays operate in the town and region of Võru. 

The project addresses the problem as to what extent the designers and product developers use the past experiences and local heritage to get inspired from traditions and old skills (know-how) to create new modern furniture concepts.

Overall objective: to enhance the competitiveness of the region by establishing entrepreneurial networks that both the public sector (primary and secondary schools in the region), local producers and suppliers as business sector could benefit from.

Specific objective:

  • to develop a unique exhibition and discovery hub based on the rich local heritage of furniture industry in Võru town.

Based on the concept of re-vitalisation of furniture industry heritage and combining it with modern ways of teaching engineering, IT and sciences the project contributes to promotion of entrepreneurship among pupils at schools and younger people in general.