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Exciting new women@business project

The women@business project is a 15 month initiative co-funded by the European Commission’s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme 2007-2013, under the Directorate General Enterprise and Industry. It is implemented by six (6) partners from Cyprus, Greece, Estonia, Italy, and the UK. Germany is a participating country.

women@business aims to support entrepreneurship on three levels enhancing the principle of ‘learning, doing and reflecting’. As such, the project is designed to enhance theoretical entrepreneurial knowledge, to offer practical first-hand experience, and to create the appropriate circumstances for effective reflection and the provision of proper direction and guidance in entrepreneurship.

The project objectives are:

  • to create the correct conditions for young female graduates and young women from ethnic minorities or immigrant backgrounds, to be encouraged to pursue entrepreneurship;
  • to produce an innovative model of a full consultancy package to promote entrepreneurship that can be replicated on a European level, and sustained after the conclusion of the project;
  • to trigger discussion amongst decision makers and lobbyists towards simplifying procedures for potential entrepreneurs to be encouraged and assisted in this field.

women@business has been developed by a transnational consortium specifically set up for the purpose of implementing the project. It involves six (6) organisations from five (5) EU Member States with complementary expertise. Namely, Intercollege (Cyprus) which is the project leader, ETNA Estonia (Estonia), OESYNE (Greece), Militos Emerging Technologies & Services (Greece), APID Imprenditorialita Donna (Italy) and Inova Consultancy (UK). Gender-Institute Saxony-Anhalt- WiTEC Germany is participating as an Associate Partner.

Find out more about the project, partners and results through http://www.womenatbusiness.eu/Default.aspx

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