The project entailed the enhancing of women’s entrepreneurship, focusing in particular on women living in remote rural areas, faced with limited choices as far as their professional integration is concerned. Through their participation in the project, women that already own a business and women that wished to become entrepreneurs had the opportunity to enhance and strengthen their knowledge, but also their professional standing, something closely interlinked with their social status and professional development. The support the women received in order to obtain useful know-how, improve their existing skills and acquire new ones in the management of small and medium enterprises enhanced their professional integration and gave them an outlet to grow personally, socially and professionally.
The project focused on the following activities:
- Consulting support activities aimed at the women who already own or wish to own a small to medium enterprise. These activities were organized and delivered by expert business consultants and identified strengths and weaknesses, while simultaneously providing support in all the aspects of establishing a small to medium enterprise.
- Visibility, networking and promotion in the form of conventional visibility activities (press releases, establishment of a website that also contains a database of organizations that work in the sphere of women’s entrepreneurship etc), but also promotional events and conferences.
- Project exploitation activities, disseminating its results to policy and decision makers working in the field, but also other organizations and women wishing to benefit from the project’s accumulated know how and experience.