PROJECT WINGS
Elevating Women Entrepreneurship Initiatives for Generating Sustainable
Impact and Networks

Project aim & objectives

To bring an innovative way to access, share and disseminate high quality EU research outputs as well as learning tools, fostering equality in job/business opportunities for women, WINGS project aims to create a strong, recognizable and sustainable EU-wide network and online platform for facilitating the access and share of existing learning and training offers to support women entrepreneurs.

Project objectives are (1) to develop a unique EU network to facilitate ICT systems for learning, supporting & training women entrepreneurs bringing widespread visibility & maximizing the exploitation of innovative good practices in the field; (2) to strengthen the linkages between EU women entrepreneurs, project managers, learning communities, multipliers & society encouraging the knowledge & experience exchange via a multi-lingual EU one-stop-shop online platform, where valuable & innovative EU learning opportunities can be found & accessed at one place; (3) to foster new business opportunities by creating a Virtual Market for E-commerce & facilitating international networking.

By achieving these objectives, WINGS will create a cluster to strengthen the mainstreaming of new technologies, educational practices & training EU-wide, sustaining a valuable knowledge-sharing environment. To fulfil project main aims & objectives a set of specific objectives is planned:

 Development of a multi-lingual EU one-stop-shop platform integrating existing learning & training offers to support women entrepreneurs categorized in modules according to the topic / geographical location of the valued offers gathered;
 Definition of specific criteria to collect EU good practice initiatives & innovative project results in the categories of trainings, e-learning & self-study materials, e-coaching & mentoring of women entrepreneurs;
 Implementation of a Virtual Market Place fostering the E-commerce opportunities for EU women entrepreneurs providing additional market access & visibility for their companies & products;
 Increase of awareness & appreciation of WE among EU members, also highlighting its relevance as sources of new employment;
 Facilitation of a more inclusive environment for migrant women that want to start a business in a foreign country, dedicating a special module in the online platform to address their needs with the gathering of topic-related information;
 Mainstreaming in all phases of the project assuring at least 50% female staff working in the project, including women entrepreneurs & migrant specialists in partnership;
 Facilitation of International Roundtables aimed at project teams & coordinators, multipliers, associations, NGOs & policy makers to share knowledge & experience producing a long-term strategy for the progress of women entrepreneurs across EU;
 Increase awareness of IT importance for knowledge sharing, networking & doing business among EU women entrepreneurs;
 Use of ICT & innovative tools for the promotion of the project results, networking workshops, project meetings.
 With regards to the project aim, the key indicator will be Stakeholders Recognition (measured in terms of network members, min. 500 organizations & individuals