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Consortium joined the 2nd Transnational Project Meeting of the DEW project

On June 23rd, consortium took part in the 2ndTransnational Project Meeting of the DEW project, held in Pescara (IT) and hosted by the Italian partner IDP European Consultants. DEW - Digital Entrepreneurship for Women - is an Erasmus+ project co-financed by the European Commission which gathers seven organisations from five countries (BE, ES, FR, IR, IT). The project aims to develop operational solutions to the challenges faced by potential and existing female entrepreneurs in a post-pandemic world. During the meeting, partners discussed about the results of the primary and secondary research carried out so far which will be soon available online on the DEW Platform. The feedbacks of the survey developed by the Consortium, have confirmed that women consider digital skills as one of the most challenging obstacle to digital transformation. On the other hand, Self-awareness, Motivation, Planning & management and Financial Literacy have been identified as the four most important skills that female entrepreneurs should have in a post-Covid world. Starting from the data of the skills gap assessment, partners discussed about the topics and contents of the DEW training course and defined its structure; furthermore, they examined the general implementation of the project’s horizontal activities, underling the progresses and defining future strategies. Next steps? The Consortium will create an innovative up-skilling pathway, which will support women in the development of the digital skills needed to start an entrepreneurial career or boost an existing business. For more information on DEW Website: https://www.dewproject.eu/  Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DEW-Project-106768855234561

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Digital Entrepreneurship for Women: consortium joined the online Kick-Off Meeting of DEW

On November 10th 2021, consortium joined the online Kick-Off Meeting of the DEW project, co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, which brings together seven organisations from five European countries (Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Spain and France). The KOM, originally planned in Brussels, Belgium, was held in online mode due to COVID-19 restrictions. The context for DEW is based on a number of trends - according to official reports of the EU Commission, only 30% of start-up entrepreneurs are female, despite woman making up 52% of the population. In addition, gender stereotypes and male-dominated models and networks continue to prevail to the detriment of women. Finally, Covid-19 has seen a disproportionate impact on women with increased caring responsibilities and a concerning rise in the incidences of domestic violence.  However, the DEW Project explores entrepreneurial opportunity and aims to unlock the potential of female digital entrepreneurs by providing innovative, evidence-based and practical digital entrepreneurship knowledge and tools to empower self-employability and entrepreneurship for women in Europe. The DEW Project tackles various EU priorities, as well as exploring the impact of Covid-19 on female entrepreneurs: -    the promotion of female entrepreneurship
-    the digitalisation of the European population (with specific regard to female entrepreneurs)
-    enhancing and boosting the entrepreneurial spirits across the EU  During the meeting, the consortium discussed the overall project implementation schedule, defining timelines and respective duties in the following months. The DEW official website will represent a repository of the project’s outputs, results, news and contacts. A mapping activity will follow in order to identify the main trends, issues, best practices and policy support systems in the countries represented in the Consortium.  For further information on DEW Project:
https://dewproject.eu/

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