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

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


2 021 050,00 euro


Duration of the project01-06-2018 – 31-05-2021


Website of the project

Project DTP2-048-1.2. WOMEN IN BUSINESS - Fostering the Young Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region is co-financed under the INTERREG Danube Transnational Program, Priority Axis 1 "Innovative and Socially Engaged Danube Region", 1.2 "Increasing skills and knowledge for business and social innovation".
It aims to stimulate young women with innovative ideas to start up and develop their own business to achieve market success by enhancing their competencies for business and social innovation by setting up women entrepreneurship centers and developing innovative training models.
WOMEN IN BUSINESS is a response to certain specific needs of young female entrepreneurs in the Danube Region, which is implemented through transnational project activities aimed at:
-Research, evaluation and comparison of the needs and barriers faced by young women wishing to start a business as well as the policy measures in the Danube region to support entrepreneurship among young women and to develop good practices for supporting young women entrepreneurs with a view to updating regional programs;
- Improving regional development policies and programs by developing a viable Female Entrepreneurship Support Program to match policy tools to the needs of young women wishing to start a business;
- Development of innovative educational solutions and models for development and improvement of entrepreneurial culture, skills and competencies among young women wishing to start a business.
The project consortium includes 14 partners from 9 different countries in the Danube Region, bringing together national and regional public and private organizations and universities.
Lead partner is Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations – Varna, Bulgaria
Innovation Region Styria LTD, Австрия
Варненски свободен университет „Черноризец храбър“, България      
Technology Park Varaždin Ltd, Хърватия
bwcon GmbH, Германия
Maribor Development Agency, Словения
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska, Словения
Pannon Business, Унгария
The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises Constanta, Румъния
OVIDIUS University of Constanta, Румъния
School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo, Босна и Херцеговина
Organization for Small and Medium Enterprise Sector Development, Молдова
Министерство на икономиката, България

Start date: 01-06-2018
End date: 31-05-2021
Budget in EuroМ
Overall: 2 021 050 Euro
ERDF Contribution: 143 7392,5 Euro
IPA Contribution: 144 500 Euro
ENI Contribution: 136 000 Euro





Kick-off Partners Meeting took place on 17th and 18th of July 2018 in Varna, Bulgaria, hosted by the Lead Partner - Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations – Varna (RAPIV).
Full coverage of partnership participation was ensured in the Kick-off meeting where partners discussed the frames of common work procedures and shared the knowledge on the content of the project as well as administrative, management and financial issues clarifying the obligations and responsibilities in accordance with the timeline and sequence of actions.
A positive feedback from DTP JS was received at the end of the Meeting.
For more information: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/news-and-events/project-news/2552