The project 100 Women plus Led by Finnova, in collaboration with Cabildo de Fuerteventura and Fundadoras, is a cooperation project co-funded by the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 programme, the European programme for education, training, youth and sport.
100 Women plus aims to strengthen the presence of European and African women in the economic and business sectors by establishing new mechanisms for women’s participation, strengthening the ecosystem of women entrepreneurs in the participating countries and creating networks and partnerships between institutions in Europe and Africa.
In an attempt to address the need for greater equality and to enhance international cooperation on women entrepreneurship 100 women plus propose a series of learning activities, exchange of experiences and transfer of results.
With a total budget of 60.000€ and a duration of 10 months, over the course of 2023, various training and exchange activities will be carried out, including training activities on women entrepreneurship; the creation of a gallery of success stories that will contribute to the visibility of women entrepreneurship initiatives; a programme of talks and debates on equality and participation; and a final conference in Brussels.
100 Women Plus is inspired by Afrimac2, a project for business, technological, entrepreneurial and innovative exchange in areas of high economic impact between the Canary Islands and West Africa in the framework of the Interreg MAC programme (Madeira, Azores and Canary Islands) 2014-2020.
The expected results of this project are the creation of a network of women and collaborating organisations promoting gender equality and female entrepreneurship, work on the creation of specific content and strengthened cooperation between African and European entities.
Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities for European projects is combined with a proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.
El Cabildo Insular de Fuerteventura is the local government of the island of Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands, which works in different areas such as citizen services, economy, administration, territorial planning, local development, education, youth, culture and heritage, among others. Through its departments and areas of specific competence, it promotes active employment policies, as well as specific policies and programmes in the areas of youth, gender equality and participation.
SomosFundadoras is an association that works to disseminate, position, add, reward and recognise female entrepreneurship since 2018.
The main objectives that characterise SomosFundadoras are:
– To disseminate diverse references for the next generations who want to become entrepreneurs.
– To position Spanish female entrepreneurship as a pioneer in structure and organisation.
– To add ecosystem by uniting the efforts of all those who are working to make women visible and reward them: universities, companies and entities.
– Award and recognise to support the process and distinguish the awards according to the stage the founder is at: idea phase, start-up phase or entrepreneurial phase.
This project is co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union (reference number 22PSA0034 – 2022-2-BE01-KA210-ADU-000103924). The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the publisher and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.