Women Entrepreneurship Enhancement, as a Leonardo Da Vinci, Transfer of Innovation project aims at:
- Experimenting in the transferee countries (HU,CY,PL), mentoring as method to support the development of professional entrepreneurial skills. It is based on a process in which one person (the mentor) supports the professional development of another. In the present case the mentor will be a more experienced entrepreneur who, outside any formal working relationship, will help the female entrepreneur to develop her own professional identity; moreover an interpersonal network linking mentors and female entrepreneurs.
- Understanding the characteristics of female entrepreneurship and their relationship with the geographic and socio-economic context. In particular, the project aims to develop, in co-operation with the transnational partners, a research on how female specificities in the models of creation and management of the enterprises can support innovation and competitiveness.
- Favoring the start-up of new enterprises by providing the transfer to local VET organizations and actors orientation/training/assistance and counseling services to women presenting an entrepreneurial idea to be developed and a specific training path for startup women entrepreneurs.
- Expected results
The direct benefits of the project will be:
- the availability of tested learning methodologies for the start-up, support and development of women's companies,
- the transfer of professional knowledge concerning female entrepreneurship to trainers and consultants,
- the dissemination of the results by means of publications and public events.
The project will also lead to a number of indirect benefits, including:
- the start-up of some entrepreneurial activities,
- greater awareness of the entrepreneurial identity and role of the participants as a result of the support provided by more experienced entrepreneur,
- development of mentors' skills,
- the possibility of taking advantage of an interpersonal network of relationships between entrepreneurs and mentors and among them.
In addition, it is expected that the project will lead to the establishment of methods and services related to female entrepreneurship that could be incorporated in the different local VET systems.