Call for proposals 2016 - The European Community of Women Business Angels for Women Entrepreneurs 226/G/GRO/PPA/16/9234 Closed!


The general objective of this call is to increase the number of Women Business Angels (WBAs) in Europe, and to facilitate the funding of Women Entrepreneurs (WEs) by Business Angels.

The selected consortia of Business Angels for Women Entrepreneurs under this call will form the European Community of Women Business Angels for Women Entrepreneurs.

It is expected that the selected consortia will cover at least 10 EU Member States.


This call has 9 specific objectives. Each objective represents a Work Package (WP) and the actions are applicable to the countries where each consortium will be active.

  1. Creation of a WBAs consortium with partners coming from at least 4 EU Member States (MS).
  2. Perform a survey and analysis to identify the success factors, the challenges and obstacles that women are facing to become business angels, implement a strategy and propose concrete measures to tackle these obstacles and increase the number of WBA in the regions of the consortium.
  3. Networking and providing information about the WBAs members of the consortium and propose ways to  facilitate transnational community cooperation via the European e-platform for women entrepreneurship (WEgate).
  4. Providing a detailed recruitment plan of WBAs, including a new member sponsor recognition programme.
  5. Development and delivery of training and mentoring programs for the recruited WBAs.
  6. Organisation of training for pitching and relevant business strategies for women entrepreneurs.
  7. Organisation of pitching events.
  8. Communications strategy.
  9. Exit strategy – Development of Community sustainability and continuous cooperation plan.

European community funding

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

  • 2,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 July 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (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)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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