DanubeChance2.0 Embracing failure to facilitate second-chance entrepreneurship in the Danube region

DanubeChance2.0 will deliver innovative policy designs, give formerly bankrupt entrepreneurs a second chance in the Danube region.

DanubeChance2.0 aims to facilitate improved policy learning between policymakers and government agencies; research institutes and universities; financially distressed enterprises currently involved in insolvency procedures, or entrepreneurs who have already gone bankrupt but ready for a fresh re-start; business accelerators; and the public.

Specific objectives of the project:

The project will provide a path for more legitimate entrepreneurs whose first businesses have failed to re-enter the market through delivering 130 hours of "blended" learning experiences at the ”’Trial and Error‘ Re-Design Transnational Academy”, and the launch of the first "Business Re-Structuring Initiative", which will provide business acceleration support for approximately 60 legitimate entrepreneurs whose first projects failed.


Embracing failure to facilitate second-chance entrepreneurship in the Danube region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1822550
ERDF Contribution: 1241425
IPA Contribution: 176587,5
ENI Contribution: 131155
Call number
Call 2
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
IFKA Public Benefit Nonprofit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry Lead partner danubechance@ifka.hu HUNGARY
Steinbeis 2i GmbH ERDF partner chiran@steinbeis-europa.de GERMANY
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca ERDF partner mdragom@gmail.com ROMANIA
Centre for Social Innovation ERDF partner weiss@zsi.at AUSTRIA
Union of Slovak Clusters ERDF partner info@uksk.sk SLOVAKIA
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Project News

  • DanubeChance2.0 - Meet the Survivors – an innovative workshop format
    - 22-04-2020
    Meet the Survivors – an innovative workshop format

    Meet the Survivors – an innovative workshop format   Building a positive culture of second-chance entrepreneurship and boosting market re-entry of honest failed entrepreneurs through mentoring and peer-to-peer learning. In the frame...

  • DanubeChance2.0 - Rescue and Revitalisation Transnational Tool
    - 08-04-2020
    Rescue and Revitalisation Transnational Tool

    Rescue and Revitalisation Transnational Tool For entrepreneurs who are in a situation of crisis or restarting after bankruptcy we provide an overview of rescue and revitalization options available in their country. DanubeChance2.0...

  • DanubeChance2.0 - Transnational Policy Learning Instrument
    - 07-04-2020
    Transnational Policy Learning Instrument

    Transnational Policy Learning Instrument Supporting policymakers across the Danube region in reaching the common understanding of framework conditions needed for supporting entrepreneurs in crisis and helping failed entrepreneurs to...

  • DanubeChance2.0 - Eventful time
    - 27-03-2020
    Eventful time

    What did we do at the beginning of 2020 The partnership organized some trainings to the entrepreneurs The partners held some local meetings  to meet with our experts and stakeholders We organized the first Policy Learning Dialogue...

  • DanubeChance2.0 - PTP organized the Module 1: Why start over ? on February 13th 2020.
    - 28-02-2020
    PTP organized the Module 1: Why start over ? on February 13th 2020.

    PTP organized the Module 1: Why start over ? Overcoming fears and heading towards success, on February 13th 2020, with 11 participants. Transform your fear into business / professional success, lecturer: Jose Antonio Morales It is...

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