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:

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 - Invitation for International Conference, 10.05.2021
    - 04-05-2021
    Invitation for International Conference, 10.05.2021

    Join us on the Intrenational Conference "Future of Women Entrepreneurship" on the 10th of May 2021 from 09:30 to 12:30 CET and don't miss your chance to meet the keynote speakers... Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, Minister Government of Styria for...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Invitation for networking event
    - 23-04-2021
    Invitation for networking event

    BWCON and WOMEN IN BUSINESS project team invite you to a networking event: "More visibility for female entrepreneurs and women in leadership positions" which will be held on the 4th of May 2021 from 16:00-18:00 CET. The aim is to provide a...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - International Women's Business Conference - the registration is opened!
    - 12-04-2021
    International Women's Business Conference - the registration is opened!

    The International Conference hosted by  Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska, Slovenia, will take place via ZOOM with simultaneous translation from Slovenian to English and vice versa. You can register here:

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Policy Agenda for Young Women Entrepreneurship Support is already available!
    - 28-03-2021
    Policy Agenda for Young Women Entrepreneurship Support is already available!

    Policy Agenda for Young Women Entrepreneurship Support provides concrete policy actions for policy orientation, integrating key project conclusions into the existing EU, national and regional policy and legislative framework. The full text...

  • WOMEN IN BUSINESS - save the date! International Conference "FUTURE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP" in May 2021
    - 17-03-2021
    save the date! International Conference "FUTURE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP" in May 2021

    Innovation Region Styria Ltd has the pleasure to invite you to the International Online Conference "FUTURE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP" within the WOMEN IN BUSINESS project. It will take place on Monday, 10th May 2021, at 09:30 AM (CET). The...

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