Even prior to the current crisis in Europe, an enabling environment for innovative entrepreneurship was difficult to find for entrepreneurial women from disadvantaged backgrounds. With the financial crisis now in full swing across most of the continent, opportunities for support and training that improve prospects are fewer still and far between.

The project partners conducted a needs assessment research in order to examine the levels and nature of unemployment among women in partner countries and map the training and support currently available for business start-ups, identifying the gaps in provision. The aim of this Report is to evaluate the current needs of the target group in Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Poland, Lithuania and United Kingdom in order to determine the extent to which the Diversity in Business Workshops tool needs to be revised and adapted to ensure that BADGE will reflect the proper contextual vocational, personal, social, cultural and linguistic needs of women singled out to benefit from this transfer of innovation.

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