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Cross-border exchange programme that gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small business in other participating countries.
The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the professional entrepreneur, which helps the rising entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on their business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new market
Who can participate?
New entrepreneurs with firm plans to set up their own business or people who have already started a business in the last three years
Experienced entrepreneurs who own or manage a Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise in one of the participating countries
supported by Champions Factory
Champions Factory is a member of the Consortium Entrepreneurship is a Woman 3
The main objective of the EIW3 project is to enhance and promote women and social entrepreneurship in Europe, as well as to increase the competitiveness of European women-led SMEs, and potential women founders of start-ups by establishing experience exchange between new and skilled entrepreneurs, access to new markets, finding potential business partners and business networking.
The average duration of the mobility action will be 4 months. Being a continuation of EIW and EIW2 projects developed in cycle 8 and 10 respectively, this project together with 10 partners will reach at least 180 RLTs involving directly 90 NEs and 90 HEs during its implementation (3 years) in Lithuania, Kosovo, Portugal, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Netherlands, Italy, Bulgaria and Turkey.
Women’s experience in business creation is different from that of men. Women opt for a different type of entrepreneurial activity, which is usually based on the lack of perspectives to find a job after maternity, etc.
Promote unusual and social businesses creation in order to meet the needs and find business opportunities in small, excluded areas where there is no place for big innovative IT companies, but there is place for ecological food, care services, education, etc.
Measure the impact of the programme created within EIW3. Women are therefore forming an increasingly significant portion of the SME sector, which is a major source and driving force of new jobs. Yet women continue to face barriers to entrepreneurial activity in comparison with men. In order to effectively contribute to promoting growth and strengthening competitiveness and sustainability of enterprises in Europe in the long term, EIW3 “Entrepreneurship is a woman 3!” will address the five challenges set out in the COSME Work programme, with a strong emphasis on intensifying sustainable internationalisation of SME’s.
Support with the 21st century skills trainings (to make it innovative and scalable).
Petya Petkova is the young founder of Acceler8, a design studio based in Bulgaria, which offers end-to-end web solutions to its clients. In this video, she shares her experience in the EYE programme and the impressive business achievements she has celebrated so far.
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