This project is funded by the European Union (EU) and is implemented by WYG International on behalf of the EU Delegation to Republic of Serbia.

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NOWESES – New Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in Southeast Serbia

 

Identification details
Official title of the project

NOWESES – New Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in Southeast Serbia

Region/ City

Southeast Serbia,

Regions: Nis, Leskovac and Zajecar

Sector(s) Employment training
Budget / EC contribution EUR 210,125.00 / EUR 188,692.25
Implementation period

18 months

Expected results

-Conducted research on service providers for agro-food tourism with 45 interviewees;

-15 women entrepreneurs from agro-food trained on food safety&food chain traceability;

-15 women entrepreneurs from agro-food trained on sustainable tourism development&effective marketing;

-20 women entrepreneurs trained on effective business management& development;

-25 women entrepreneurs trained on effective brand creation &promotion;

-20 women starters trained on business start-up&management in the service sector;

-25 women entrepreneurs and stakeholders trained on promotion&lobbying for women entrepreneurship;

- Initiated area-based partnerships among women entrepreneurs;

-Increased visibility of women entrepreneurship in the region;

- Initiated a PPP between women entrepreneurs&stakeholders; -Prepared conclusions and recommendations for the improvement of the position of women in economy;

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Beneficiary Regional Chamber of Economy Niš
Partners

Lead Partner: Regional Chamber of Economy-Nis

Partners: Formaper – Agency of the Milan Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Craft & Agriculture, Italy;

Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry Leskovac, Serbia

Regional Chamber of Economy Zaječar, Serbia

Contact detailsPlease include if applicable:

  • Project Manager
  • Project Administrator
  • Executive director
  • Web site of the project
 Zoran Markovic

http://www.rpknis.rs

 

 

 

 Summary
Summary of the project Southeast Serbia is part of the country with the largest number of undeveloped municipalities and highest unemployed rates. The action aims to contribute to the reduction of regional economic disparities and gender equality. The action addresses the needs of active women entrepreneurs for supportive measures in business management and development by providing need-oriented and customized entrepreneurial training. The action focuses on women entrepreneurs in agro-food, tourism and services. Encouraging new business start-ups and strengthening the existing businesses will create new job opportunities in the region. The concrete results of the action will be: conducted research on service providers for agro-food sector trained on food rural tourism with 45 interviewees; 15 women entrepreneurs from rural tourism sector trained on sustainable tourism development and effective marketing; 15 women trained on food safety and food traceability; 20 women trained on effective business management; 25 women trained on effective brand creation and promotion; 20 women trained on business start-up; 25 women trained on effective promotion and lobbying for women entrepreneurship.
Main goal of the project

To contribute to the creation of a more-balanced socio-economic development in Serbia by promoting and supporting full-inclusion of women in economy; To contribute to the elimination of gender discrimination and promote equal participation of women in economy, labor market and social life in Serbia

 

Specific objectives  To increase the competitiveness of businesses owned by women entrepreneurs and facilitate the creation of new business start-ups by women in order to generate new employment in Southeast Serbia

 



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