Fostering the Young Women Entrepreneurship in the Danube Region

Women in business

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Interreg Danube Transnational Programme 2014-2020 (ESRR, IPA, ENI)


To encourage young women in the Danube region, who have ideas and/or are willing to become entrepreneurs to establish and develop business and thus to obtain market success.


  • To identify needs, barriers and measures for supporting Young Women Entrepreneurship.


  • comprehensive mapping, evaluation and comparison of needs and barriers which young women face (Transnational Study of Current State on Young Women Entrepreneurship Support),
  • available policy measures in the Danube Region for young women entrepreneurship support (Analysis of existing policy and legaslative framework on Young Women Entrepreneurship Support in the Danube Region),
  • policy improvement to be aligned to their needs through a developed Policy Agenda,
  • development of innovative solutions and training models for improvement of the entrepreneurial culture, skills and competencies among them,
  • pilot testing of the new training models,
  • establishment of 4 Women Entrepreneurship Centers (EWCs) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania


Regional Agency for Entrepreneurship and Innovations – Varna

Innovation Region Styria LTD

Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar”

Technology Park Varaždin Ltd

Bwcon GmbH

Maribor Development Agency

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Štajerska

Pannonian Business Network Association

University of Pannonia

The Association of Small and Medium Enterprises Constanta

OVIDIUS University of Constanta

School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo

Organization for Small and Medium Enterprise Sector Development

Ministry of Economy, Bulgaria – associated partner