Project Goal

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.

The consortium of 14 PPs from 9 DR countries brings together national & 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. 


  • Guideline for Study of current state
  • Transnational learning events
  • International policy event
  • Concept & set up of 4 EWCs
  • Development of cooperation platform


  • Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations – Varna, Bulgaria
  • Innovation Region Stryria LTD, Austria
  • Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar”, Bulgaria
  • Technology Park Varaždin Ltd, Croatia
  • 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 Enterprises Sector Development, Moldova
  • Ministry of Economy, Bulgaria
  • bwcon GmbH, Germany