WOMEN IN BUSINESS Fostering the Young Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region

Young women represent a large pool of entrepreneurial potential in the Danube Region (DR) as 52% of its population is female and 30% of them are self-employed. However, only 10% of young women in the DR are at early stage of business development and only 2% of them establish a business which lasts more than 42 months. The entrepreneurial potential of young women in the DR is underdeveloped. 


WOMEN IN BUSINESS comes as a response to certain specific needs of young women entrepreneurs (YWE) in the DR through project transnational activities focused on: comprehensive mapping, evaluation and comparison of needs and barriers which young women face, policy measures in the DR, policy improvement to be aligned to their needs through a developed Policy Agenda, innovative solutions and training models for improvement of the entrepreneurial culture, skills and competencies among them which will be pilot tested and incorporated into 4 Women Entrepreneurship Centers (EWCs). A Transnational strategy for sustainability of the EWCs will guarantee the lasting effect of the project.
The consortium of 14 PPs from 9 DR countries brings together national&regional, public and private organizations and universities, whose specific thematic background guarantees a solid knowledge and necessary expertise by coming forward with appropriate innovative solutions. It will upgrade existing cooperation mechanisms between the target groups based on quadruple helix model. 
Project outputs and results are to benefit the wider community within the DR and will have a strong social impact. All knowledge accumulated in the project will be transferred to other countries from the DR through numerous project events, project dissemination channels and tools and European networks in which project partners participate.

Fostering the Young Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region
Start date
01-06-2018
End date
31-05-2021
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2021050
ERDF Contribution: 1437392,5
IPA Contribution: 144500
ENI Contribution: 136000
Call number
Call 2
Priority
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation

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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna Lead partner office@rapiv.org BULGARIA
Innovation Region Styria LTD ERDF partner claudia.krobath@irstyria.com AUSTRIA
Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar” ERDF partner bakardjieva@vfu.bg BULGARIA
Technology Park Varaždin Ltd ERDF partner Emilija.skocibusic@tp-vz.hr CROATIA
bwcon GmbH ERDF partner grillea@bwcon.de GERMANY
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Project News

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - 4TH TRANSNATIONAL LEARNING EVENT IN MARIBOR, SLOVENIA
    - 19-04-2019
    4TH TRANSNATIONAL LEARNING EVENT IN MARIBOR, SLOVENIA

    MRA and SGZ hosted a set of events under WOMEN IN BUSINESS project in the period 09th - 10th of April 2019 - Dissemination event, 4th Transnational Learning Event, 1st Thematic Task Group Meeting, 2nd Transnational Stakeholder Meeting, and...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - 2ND NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS GROUP MEETING IN SLOVENIA
    - 23-03-2019
    2ND NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS GROUP MEETING IN SLOVENIA

    On 27th February 2019, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska in collaboration with Maribor Development Agency (MRA), organized the Second National Stakeholders Group Meeting in Slovenia, within the WOMEN IN BUSINESS project. The...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - STAKEHOLDERS AND PARTNERS MET IN SARVAR, HUNGARY
    - 16-03-2019
    STAKEHOLDERS AND PARTNERS MET IN SARVAR, HUNGARY

    PBN hosted the 3rd Transnational Learning Event and 1st Transnational Stakeholder Meeting in Sarvar, Hungary, organized under WOMEN IN BUSINESS project. During the first day (05th March 2019) of the Event were presented 3 Hungarian good...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - 2nd National Stakeholders Group Meeting in Bulgaria
    - 03-03-2019
    2nd National Stakeholders Group Meeting in Bulgaria

    On 28th February 2019, RAPIV and VFU organized the Second National Stakeholders Group Meeting in Bulgaria within WOMEN IN BUSINESS project. The main focus during the meeting was put on the Study of the Current State of Young Women...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - 2nd National Stakeholders Group Meeting in Moldova
    - 18-02-2019
    2nd National Stakeholders Group Meeting in Moldova

    On 12th February 2019, ODIMM organized the Second National Stakeholders Group Meeting in Republic of Moldova, within WOMEN IN BUSINESS project. During the event entitled "Women's Entrepreneurship in the Republic of Moldova: Analyzes and...

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