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Project DTP2-048-1.2. WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Fostering the Young Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region

Project DTP2-048-1.2. WOMEN IN BUSINESS „Fostering the Young Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region” is co-funded under the second call for proposals under the INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme 2014-2020г., Priority Area 1 “Innovative and socially responsible Danube Region”, specific objective 1.2 “Increase competences for business and social innovations”.
The project aims to stimulate young women with innovative ideas to start and develop their own business in order to achieve market success through different approaches for increasing their competences for business and social innovations, through establishment of Women Entrepreneurship Centres and development of innovative training models.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS comes as a response to certain specific needs of young women entrepreneurs in the Danube region that will be addressed via transnational activities focused on:
• Exploring, evaluating and comparing the needs and barriers faced by young women wishing to start own business as well as policy measures in the Danube region to support entrepreneurship among young women and outlining good practices to support YWE with purpose of improving regional programs;
• Improving regional development policies and programs by developing a Policy Agenda to match policy tools to the needs of young women wishing to start a business;
• Development of innovative solutions and training models for improvement of the entrepreneurial culture, skills and competencies among YWE.
The project consortium is consist of 14 project partners from 9 Danube reigon countries and brings together national&regional, public and private organizations and universities.

Lead Partner
  • Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations - Varna, Bulgaria
  • Innovation Region Styria LTD, Austria
  • Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar”, Bulgaria
  • Technology Park Varaždin Ltd, Croatia
  • bwcon GmbH, Germany
  • Maribor Development Agency, Slovenia
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska, Slovenia
  • Pannon Business Network Association, Hungary
  • University of Pannonia, Hungary
  • The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises Constanta, Romania
  • OVIDIUS University of Constanta, Romania
  • School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Organization for Small and Medium Enterprise Sector Development, Moldova
Associated Partner
  • Ministry of Economy, Bulgaria

The duration of project activities implementation is 3 years - from 01.06.2018 to 31.05.2021

Overall Budget: 2 021 050,00 EURO
ERDF: 1 437 392,50 EURO
IPA: 144 500,00 EURO
ENI: 136 000,00 EURO

For more information about the project, please visit http://www.interreg-danube.eu/women-in-business.

Project co-funded by European Union Funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)


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