Iceland Directorate of Labour, Iceland
The Directorate of Labour is the project leader. The directorate provides services for unemployed people in Iceland. It has two projects specifically aimed at women entrepreneurs. Annually the Directorate provides grants to women entrepreneurs with good business ideas and projects. These grants are awarded by the Ministry of Welfare. Also, the Directorate manages Svanni-Loan Guarantee Fund for three owners, The Ministry of Welfare, The Ministry of Industries and Innovation and the City of Reykjavík. The fund is open for women who run companies, and they can apply for loans with the guarantee from the fund and Landsbankinn.
Address: Kringlan 1-103, 103 Reykjavik, ICELAND
Phone: +354 51 558 00
Web: www.vinnumalastofnun.is / web:www.atvinnumalkvenna.is
Icelandic Regional Development Institute, Iceland
The Icelandic Regional Development Institute is an independent institution owned by the Icelandic state. The supreme authority of the Institute is held by the Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture who nominates all seven board members. The Institute has two main sources of income, a regular budget allocation and interest on loans.
With 24 employees and headquarters located in the northern part of Iceland, the Institute supports and strengthens local development by the provision of credit along with monitoring and researching regional development in Iceland.
Address: Ártorg 1, 550 Saudarkrokur, ICELAND
Phone: +354 455 5400
Inova Consultancy provides a flexible consultancy service that responds to the needs of organisations and individuals internationally in the area of diversity, equal opportunities and entrepreneurship. Inova’s team has a proven track record in bid writing and experience in the development, delivery and management of European and national funded programmes in the UK and at an international level for women entrepreneurs and women in management.
Inova also provides one to one and group coaching to individuals in the fields of business start-up and career development. Inova’s focus is in providing coaching to individuals facing personal barriers of self-confidence, motivation and self-belief and empowering individuals to take action for their personal and professional development.
Address: Leecroft House, 58-64 Campo Lane, S1 2EG Sheffield, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)114 279 9091
BICC – Sandanski, Bulgaria
BICC – Sandanski is a non-governmental organization with more than 15 years of experience in the field of local economic development, supporting of SMEs and investment promotion of the region. During the years of its existence, the organization has implemented various projects aimed at supporting the economic, cultural and educational development of South-West Bulgaria. The organization works to increase the competitiveness and competence of local companies by informing them about current economic and social topics through seminars, training courses, workshops, roundtables, discussion forums, and also through the publication of a monthly electronic and paper newsletters, as well other periodic publications. The organization develops and maintains a business and investment related internet portal with various business information and news from the region of Southwest Bulgaria.
Address: 5 Skopie Str., 2800 Sandanski, BULGARIA
Phone: +359 746 30549
Center for Education, Counselling and Research – CESI, Croatia
CESI is a feminist organization that advocates for the advancement of women in our society and realization of gender equality, and for full implementation of all laws and international mechanisms for the protection of human rights. Development of civil society we perceive as an important precondition for the development of democratic society. By the regular staff of 8 and 10 external experts, CESI is implementing and developing actions through the main programs of: Social justice and equal opportunities, Social activism and political processes and Sex, gender and sexual rights as well through developing and providing of position papers and statements as well as expertise and services. CESI team consists of professionals, activists, researchers and educators.
Address: Nova cesta 4, 10 000 Zagreb, CROATIA
Phone: +385 1 2422 800
Kaunas STP is a public institution established in 1998 with an intention to increase an efficiency of research and development activities at Kaunas University of Technology and Kaunas region. Having 18 years of experience in monitoring innovation in science institutions, marketing new technologies, matching technology demand and supply, Kaunas STP aims to activate technology transfer and business processes in the region. Organisation has internal business incubation facilities and comprehensive support services for innovative and technology-oriented SMEs, start-ups and spin-offs. More than 240 companies have been incubated here with a success rate exceeding 90%. The organisation is a member of Kaunas Chamber of Commerce and Kaunas Region Business Employers Confederation. Kaunas STP is active in national and international EU projects supporting entrepreneurship, innovation, knowledge transfer, lifelong learning.
Petrausko str. 26, 44156 Kaunas, LITHUANIA
Phone:+370 37 33 30 36