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Brief information on the project

 LOCATION(S): South East European region: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo*, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey

TOTAL DURATION OF THE ACTION: the period of 2012 - 2015

OBJECTIVES OF THE ACTION:
A Goal: Women entrepreneurship in SEE is promoted through combined public and private sector efforts
B Project Objective: Promote best policy practices in women entrepreneurship in line with the Small Business Act (SBA) for Europe and capacity building of national and regional women entrepreneur’s networks & associations
Project Purpose:
DONOR: The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

PROJECT COORDINATION ORGANISATION: Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

PROJECT IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS: South East European Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (SEECEL) and Gender Task Force, Regional Centre for Gender Equality (GTF)

TARGET GROUP(S): Policymakers, women business networks/initiatives, members of parliament, government officials, civil society, media, chambers of commerce/economy, NGOs

FINAL BENEFICIARIES: Women entrepreneurs in the SEE countries

EXPECTED RESULTS:
 
SEECEL’s methodology of work is based on Evidence Based Policy Making (EBPM) and on using the Open Method of Coordination (OMC).  This includes three main phases: development of instruments (by different experts and SEECEL team together); testing the developed instrument during the strategic piloting (by pilot institutions); and final revision of the instruments answering two main questions “what works and what doesn’t work” and improving the instrument for the full scale implementation.



* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of independence
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