Project “Female Rural Enterprise Empowerment” works to empower, encourage and support women entrepreneurs in rural areas. An increasing number of women from rural areas are interested in starting their own business. However, they are facing obstacles such as lack of support, poor infrastructure, lack of premises, a lack of engagement from some enterprise support services and training opportunities may not always be available to them. In response to this, 7 partners from Iceland, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Croatia and Lithuania have joined together to launch the FREE project. Our goal is to assist women from rural areas who have a business idea or have just started their business to become successful entrepreneurs. We offer women in rural areas online training, mentoring services and an opportunity to join and get support from a local network of like minded women entrepreneurs. The project runs from September 2015 to February 2018 and is led by the Directorate of Labour in Iceland.

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