The second transnational project meeting of WINBIZ: Women’s Innovative Business Incubation Zone was successfully organized on 3-4 November 2022 in the premises f thr Hellenic Open University in Patras, Greece.
The representatives of the project’s partner organizations – Apsu – Associacao portuguesa de startups from Portugal, European Grants International Academy SRL from Italy, Bildungsgesellschaft Gemeinnutzige GMBH from Germany, C.E.S. Academy from the Republic of North Macedonia, Association For Social Innovation from Romania and members of the DAISSy Research Group of the Hellenic Open University (ΗΟU) from Greece – discussed the project’s current state and next steps, regarding management and financial issues, project results dissemination plan and quality assurance.
Moreover, there were presentations and discussions regarding the main project results and guidelines on the proper implementation and finalization of the project’s deliverables, like WINBIZ Social Report, WINBIZ Trainer Toolkit, WINBIZ Training course and WINBIZness Plans catalogue.
The WINBIZ project, which is co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme 2021-2027, involves migrant women or women with a non-Western background, with medium-high levels of education, in a training pathway aimed at enabling the acquisition and development of personal, transversal and specific competencies and skills necessary for their full integration/ reintegration in the European labour market, thus generating well-being for themselves and for the society they live in. The main objective of the project is to encourage the higher qualification of adult migrant women with a medium or high level of education through training and coaching, allowing them to acquire and develop personal, transversal, and entrepreneurial skills and abilities necessary for their inclusion in the labour market, promoting their empowerment and social integration, so that they can produce wealth for themselves and society. Through educational training, WINBIZ intends to promote women’s social self-entrepreneurship to generate systemic impact and contribute to the promotion of a sustainable, inclusive, and innovative civic economy model.
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