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

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 - Thematic Capitalisation Workshop, Budapest, Hungary
    - 23-06-2019
    Thematic Capitalisation Workshop, Budapest, Hungary

          The Chance 2.0 Thematic Capitalisation Workshop took place on 19th of June 2019 in Budapest, Hungary, hosted by the IFKA Public Benefit Non-Profit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry. After the official welcome speech of Mike...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - CONCEPT FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRES APPROVED
    - 07-06-2019
    CONCEPT FOR WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTRES APPROVED

    The Concept for Women Entrepreneurship Centre (EWC) was validated by Advisory Board in April 2019.  4 EWCs will be set up of in: Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina within Women in Business Project. The full Concept could be...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Study of Current State on Young Women Entrepreneurship Support in the Danube Region
    - 03-05-2019
    Study of Current State on Young Women Entrepreneurship Support in the Danube Region

    The results from the on-line survey among all young women, interviews with national stakeholders and successful business women were processed and presented in 9 National Studies of Current State. The main motivation factors, barriers and gaps in...

  • 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...

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