Call for proposals - ENT/CIP/09/E/N08S03 - European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors ENT/CIP/09/E/N08S03 Closed!


This project seeks to support the implementation of the Small Business Act, and in particular its Principle 1: ‘Create an environment in which entrepreneurs and family businesses can thrive and entrepreneurship is rewarded’. It sets out to encourage entrepreneurship among women by creating a European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors.

This is a follow-up to ENT/CIP/09/E/N08S00 extending the coverage of the European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors to the remaining eligible countries under the European Commission’s Competitiveness and Innovation Programme.

The Network of Ambassadors aims to have successful entrepreneurs campaigning on the ground to encourage women — including women in active professional life and students — to set up their own businesses and become entrepreneurs. The ambassadors will seek to make women more confident about setting up and creating successful businesses. They also will act as role models, to inspire other women to become entrepreneurs by ‘telling their story’.

The call is addressed solely to organisations active in the field of fostering, promoting and/or supporting entrepreneurship, with a view to setting up a Network to bring together successful entrepreneurs across Europe to work locally and nationally to inspire and encourage women to consider becoming an entrepreneur as an attractive career option and follow their lead.


Each project will set up a single national network. The aggregate of them will constitute a European Network. Applicants should present the ambassadors and the target groups: the former will focus on the latter in order to promote female entrepreneurship. Each project will select a number of ambassadors and will identify a target group.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,55 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 12 March 2010 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Guide for submission call ENT/CIP/09/E/N08S03 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Call for proposals - European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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