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 - Over 100 women in business networking were pitching on a sunny December in Maribor
    - 10-12-2018
    Over 100 women in business networking were pitching on a sunny December in Maribor

    In the name of the WOMEN IN BUSINESS project, Maribor Development Agency participated in the 6th conference "In Support of Women's Entrepreneurship" at the Chamber Of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska and presented the purpose and goals of the...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - 2nd TRANSNATIONAL LEARNING EVENT IN CHISINAU, MOLDOVA
    - 04-12-2018
    2nd TRANSNATIONAL LEARNING EVENT IN CHISINAU, MOLDOVA

    WOMEN IN BUSINESS partners gathered in Chisinau, Moldova on 27th November 2018 to observe and discuss Moldaivan good practices in fostering young women entrepreneurship. Hosts of learning event is the project partners from Organization for...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Save the date: 28.11.2018, Dissemination Event: “Women in Business Project - from idea to results”, Chisinau, Moldova
    - 12-11-2018
    Save the date: 28.11.2018, Dissemination Event: “Women in Business Project - from idea to results”, Chisinau, Moldova

    WOMEN IN BUSINESS consortium is pleased to invite you to the 1st Dissemination Event: “Women in Business Project - from idea to results” which will take place in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, on 28th of November 2018, 09:00. The event wil be...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - 1ST NATIONAL STAKEHOLDER GROUP MEETING IN HUNGARY, Szombathely
    - 08-11-2018
    1ST NATIONAL STAKEHOLDER GROUP MEETING IN HUNGARY, Szombathely

    Pannon Business Network Association (PBN) organized jointly the 1st National Stakeholder Group Meeting on the 8th of November 2018 in Szombathely, Hungary During the event PBN introduced the WOMEN IN BUSINESS project to the stakeholders....

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - PARTICIPATION IN THE FORUM "FUTURE OF THE EU COHESION POLICY"
    - 31-10-2018
    PARTICIPATION IN THE FORUM "FUTURE OF THE EU COHESION POLICY"

    The Forum "Future of the EU cohesion policy" was jointly organized by RAPIV, Varna Free University "Chernorizets Hrabar" and Regional Information Centre - Varna on 29th October 2018 in Varna. The Forum promotes the new Multiannual Financial...

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