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Women Integration Through Digital Entrepreneurship

The WIDE Project website is now available online

The WIDE official website represents a repository of the project’s outputs, results, news and contacts, and will be the OER platform for target groups to access WIDE resources and training materials. WIDE is a Project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, whose specific objectives to achieve are: - Upskilling digital skills in women from rural area in order to develop an entrepreneurial aptitude. Digital technologies are a great opportunity for rural women to compensate for their environment deficiencies in order to join the labour market and/ or carry out actions of entrepreneurship. WIDE OER Platform will make digitally available all trainings notwithstanding geographical ubications and timing; - Upskilling digital skills in adult women from rural area who already have a business idea in mind but lack in ICTs skills. Therefore, WIDE ICT-based learning could foster greater opportunities for business in many ways such as accessing related information for reducing uncertainty, and participating in economic activities more competitively. - Address digital transformation through development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity reinforcing the ability of AL providers to deliver high quality training. WIDE results digital by design and up-to-date to tackle the challenges of women entrepreneurs from the rural areas to enhance their competitiveness. - Networking opportunities and build a solid consortium representing all different actors of AE ecosystem, SMEs, ICT and digital expertise as well as the third sector (NGO) and entrepreneurship facilitation system, thus enhancing common values, civic engagement and participation adopting a pan European perspective - support women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be from rural areas by providing innovative and up-to date training to help them cope with digital upskilling to empower them and make their business more competitive; WIDE’s training will be based on a competence recognition system tested by multiple-choice tests and attested by WIDE certificates of training. - Enrich the provision of learning opportunities. WIDE resources, training and OER Platform will become operational tools to improve the tailored offer and achieve a sustainable impact on beneficiaries and policy makers. On the basis of objectives and activities, WIDE is perfectly in line with needs and priorities underlined by European Commission (Horizontal: Addressing digital transformation through development of digital readiness, resilience and capacity) and at national level with the digital needs in matter of adult women entrepreneurs in Serbia, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Republic of North Macedonia and Romania. The project officially kick-started on February 17th 2022, with the first online transnational meeting during which partners had a great opportunity to discuss the overall project implementation schedule, define timelines and respective duties in the following months. One of the very first activities was the development, testing and implementation of the Open Educational Resources (OER) Platform. WIDE Platform is the main showcase of project’s results and its largest and most tangible channel for international visibility, and is available in 6 languages (EN, MK, ES, IT, RO, SR) with all of its content completely available for free, without requiring any kind of registration/identification by the user. WIDE website is now online at https://wideproject.eu/. For the next two years, the Platform will host and integrate all the main achievements of the consortium; each section of the WIDE Platform is a stand-alone library of its corresponding output. The WIDE toolkit consists of training courses specifically designed for women, women entrepreneurs and women entrepreneurs-to-be to equip them with the necessary skills and competencies to establish, develop and run a business (digital entrepreneurship in rural setting, challenges and opportunities of female entrepreneurship, overcoming the bias in access to finance for female entrepreneurs, sharing economy opportunities and challenges for rural entrepreneurship). WIDE does not simply focus on enhancing entrepreneurial capacities, but it is aimed at accompanying the growth of female entrepreneurs to unlock female creativity and entrepreneurial potential. In addition, the "Associates" section will be relevant to the widespread impact of the project, as organisations interested in the project will be able to join the WIDE community and become associated partners. For further information about WIDE project: https://wideproject.eu/  

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

On June 27rd, the consortium joined the 2ndTransnational Project Meeting of the WIDE project, held in Pescara (IT) and hosted by the Italian partner IDP European Consultants. WIDE – Women Integration through Digital Entrepreneurship- is a project co-funded by the EU Commission. It aims at exhorting women living in rural areas who are looking for their first job or are unemployed to create their own online business. The TPM2 was useful to monitor the proper implementation of the project's horizontal activities and to discuss about the secondary research carried out so far which will be soon available online on the WIDE Platform. The most important question partners tried to answer during the meeting was: starting from the information and data we found while drafting PR2, which are the best training topics to develop in PR3? The best topics came up to be: Female Entrepreneurship Access to Finance Sharing Economy Digital Entrepreneurship in rural setting Work on the development of the WIDE Training Solution will formally start in August 2022, but in the meantime all partners are constantly engaged in dissemination activities of the project results...so, from all over Europe, stay up-to-date on the development of the WIDE project!!!                   For more information on WIDE, please check: WIDE Website: https://wideproject.eu/ WIDE Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WIDE-Project-104517608840761

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The Kick-off meeting of the WIDE Project

On February 17th 2022, Consortium joined the online Kick-Off Meeting of the WIDE project - Women Integration through Digital Entrepreneurship, co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, which brings together 6 partners from 6 countries (Italy, Spain, Belgium, The Republic of North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia). The KOM, was held in online mode due to COVID-19 restrictions. During the kick-off meeting the partners defined technical and operational aspects of the Project Results and related activities. The goal of the meeting was also to define the project and financial management aspects as well as aspects pertaining to Internal Quality, Monitoring & Evaluation, Risk Management. WIDE project will produce several intangible results such as the empowerment of women digital skills and entrepreneurial aptitude in order to boost their participation in social and economic life and activities, increasing their awareness and knowledge of business intermediation thanks to the digital skills acquired, enhancement of capacity and competitiveness of the participating organisations.

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Beginning of the implementation of the international project WIDE through the Erasmus Plus program

The TEMPUS offices in Serbia, the Serbian Erasmus+ National Agency, approved the WIDE – Integration of Women through Digital Entrepreneurship, jointly developed by Regional Agency for Economic Development of Sumadija and Pomoravlje and IDP European Consultants. The WIDE project brings together 6 partners from 6 countries (Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Romania and Serbia). During 24 months of implementation the WIDE will produce a long-term impact on women entrepreneurs and adult education organizations that will benefit from sharing experiences gained during project implementation. At more systemic level, WIDE will contribute to encouraging female participation in the entrepreneurial world through the skills they promote. For further information on WIDE Project: https://wideproject.eu/

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