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,
  • available policy measures in the Danube Region for young women entrepreneurship support,
  • policy improvement to be aligned to their needs through a developed Policy Agenda,
  • development of innovative solutions and training models for improvement of the entrepreneurial culture, skills and competencies among them
  • pilot testing of the new training models,
  • establishment of 4 Women Entrepreneurship Centers (EWCs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.

The consortium of 14 project partners from 9 Danube Region countries brings together national and 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 - GOOD PRACTICES DATABASE IS ALREADY AVAILABLE!
    - 01-12-2019
    GOOD PRACTICES DATABASE IS ALREADY AVAILABLE!

    The WOMEN IN BUSINESS Good Practices Database is already on-line! You could find more details about different tools, measures and activities for fostering the young women entrepreneurs in all 43 good practicies identified and evaluated by...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - The Analysis of policies for young women entrepreneurship support is available
    - 14-11-2019
    The Analysis of policies for young women entrepreneurship support is available

    The report on the analysis of policies and legislative framework summarizes, and synthesizes the state of the existing policies when it comes to young women entrepreneurship in nine countries of the Danube region: Austria, Bosnia and...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Capitalisation event “Fostering Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region”
    - 16-10-2019
    Capitalisation event  “Fostering Women Entrepreneurship in  the Danube Region”

    The Capitalisation event was held on 3rd of October 2019 in Varazdin, Croatia and combines capitalization event of DTP WOMEN IN BUSINESS project as well as the Priority Area 8 of the EU Strategy for Danube Region (organized by PAC8 Working Group...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - 6th Transnational Learning Event in Croatia
    - 14-10-2019
    6th Transnational Learning Event in Croatia

    The last Transnational Learning Event under WOMEN IN BUSINESS project was organized by our partner - Technology Park of Varazdin (TPV) in Croatia in the first days of October 2019. After the welcome speach of Mr. Karlo Kukec, General...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Save the date: Capitalization event “Fostering Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region”
    - 24-09-2019
    Save the date: Capitalization event  “Fostering Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region”

    The partners of DTP project WOMEN IN BUSINESS and  the coordinators of the EUSDR Priority Area 8 “Competitiveness” kindly invite you to the Capitalization event “Fostering Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region” on 3rd October  2019 at the...

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