Longford Women's Link recently held an online meeting of the DEW project
Longford Women’s Link CEO Tara Farrell led the online kick-off meeting of the DEW project, co-funded by the Erasmus Plus Programme of the European Commission, which brings together seven organisations from five European countries (Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Spain and France).
The kick-off meeting, originally planned in Brussels, Belgium, was held in online mode due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The context for DEW is based on a number of trends - according to official reports of the EU Commission, only 30% of start-up entrepreneurs are female, despite women making up 52% of the population.
In addition, gender stereotypes and male-dominated models and networks continue to prevail to the detriment of women.
Finally, Covid-19 has seen a disproportionate impact on women with increased caring responsibilities and a concerning rise in the incidences of domestic violence.
However the DEW Project explores entrepreneurial opportunity and aims to unlock the potential of female digital entrepreneurs by providing innovative, evidence-based and practical digital entrepreneurship knowledge and tools to empower self-employability and entrepreneurship for women in Europe.
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