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Women Entrepreneurs 
In Regional Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Co-funded by the Erasmus+
Programme of the European Union


Why Werin? 

Women represent about 60% of higher education graduates, their under-representation amongst start-ups is a clear challenge. Despite a rise in the participation of female students in entrepreneurship education at Higher Education Institutes (HEI’s), they are behind compared to their male counterparts. Even when they have participated in entrepreneurship education, they are less likely to move towards entrepreneurial careers after graduation. If they do, these graduate female entrepreneurs are less embedded in the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem: fewer of them participate in local incubation and acceleration programmes, seek and receive funding and are active in regional enterprise networks.

Project Details:

A forward-thinking European initiative with a team of partners who are passionate about increasing the share of female graduate entrepreneurs.

The project aims are to:

  • Equip HEIs with creative educators who understand the need for more inclusive entrepreneurship education, can recognize best practices in their own and other programs, and expand on them.
  • Help entrepreneurship support program managers recognize the importance of inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems to leverage the whole talent pool in their regions and their role in building more inclusive ecosystems.
  • Provide HEI educators and entrepreneurship program managers with WeRIn tools and materials for program reform.
  • Through embedding, benefits female and male students to understand how diversity influences their entrepreneurial potential.
  • Design, develop, and execute programs to address current needs and expand on best practices from other programs and regions.

Duration: 01/01/2021  to  31/12/2023



Discover more information and insights, from these Online (PDF) presentations.
Events, Meetings, Role Models, Reports and Useful Tools!
Follow also, the WeRin path!

Jan 2024, e-zine

Capacity Building

Jul 2023, e-zine

Jan 2023, e-zine

Good Practices

Jul 2022, e-zine

Feb 2022, e-zine

Aug 2021, e-Zine

The WeRin Pathway

Follow the WeRin path from the research Discovery phase to Designing principles,
tools and resources and then sharing and promoting them through Dissemination.
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Official website and source for the: WeRin ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance Project