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 - Third Women Entrepreneurship Forum 2018 in Slovenia
    - 18-09-2018
    Third Women Entrepreneurship Forum 2018 in Slovenia

    Maribor Development Agency (MRA) in capacity of Slovenian WOMEN IN BUSINESS Partner, was invited by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology to attend the 3th Women Entrepreneurship Forum 2018, which took place at the 51st MOS –...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - This year winner of the "Danubis Young Scientist Award"
    - 11-09-2018
    This year winner of the "Danubis Young Scientist Award"

    We are proud to announce that our SEBS colleague Dr. Maja Arslanagic-Kalajdzic, Ph.D., from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Sarajevo, is this year winner of the Danubis Young Scientist Award for the best young scientist from...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - A survey on barriers and needs of young women entrepreneurs within the project has started
    - 31-08-2018
    A survey on barriers and needs of young women entrepreneurs within the project has started

    WOMEN IN BUSINESS project partners invite all women, aged between 15-34 to fill in the survey and share their views and experiences with us to support the development of young women entrepreneurship.  The research is conducted in all 9...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Project partners held Kick-off Meeting in Varna, Bulgaria
    - 09-08-2018
    Project partners held Kick-off Meeting in Varna, Bulgaria

    Kick-off Partners Meeting took place on 18th of July 2018 in Varna, Bulgaria, hosted by the Lead Partner - Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations – Varna (RAPIV). Full coverage of partnership participation was ensured in...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Successful Kick-off Dissemination Event "Business Women in the Danube Region" held in Varna, Bulgaria
    - 26-07-2018
    Successful Kick-off Dissemination Event "Business Women in the Danube Region" held in Varna, Bulgaria

    Kick-off Dissemination Event "Business Women in the Danube Region" took place on 17th of July 2018 in Varna, Bulgaria, hosted by the Lead Partner – Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations – Varna (RAPIV). The event is part...

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