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Women in Business

"Fostering the Young Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region"

Framework:  Interreg Danube Transnational Program
Duration of the project: 06.2018-05.2021

Aim of the project:

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.
Project partners:

  • Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations – Varna (LP) (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)
  • The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises Constanta (Romania)
  • School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Organization for Small and Medium Enterprise Sector Development (Moldova)

Activity of PBN:
PBN will cooperate within the project partnership in all WPs to help the investigation of the current state of YWE for to estimate the differences in supporting the YWE across the countries.
PBN also will take part on the development of a Policy Agenda for Young Women Entrepreneurship Support contributing to policies aligned to the needs of YWE and gaps not filled by existing instruments.
Furthermore, thanks for a solid background in stakeholder dissemination activities under different INTERREG projects PBN will be responsible for the development of the transnational stakeholder involvement concept and methodology, the set-up of Advisory Board and organization of stakeholders’ meetings.
Budget in Euro:
Project overall budget: 2021050 EUR
ERDF: 1437392,5 EUR
IPA: 144500 EUR
ENI: 136000 EUR
Project homepage: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/women-in-business
Program homepage: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/
Project manager: Klaudia Keringer (klaudia.keringer@pbn.hu)

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