FEMALE – increasing skills and competences

Even though EU member states have focused more on female entrepreneurs in recent years, the percentage of female-owned companies in Europe is still only 30% on average. This means that the skills and competences of women are not being utilised to their fullest potential in the labour market. As a consequence fewer jobs are created, the unemployment rate remains high, and female employment in many countries is low. The financial crisis has put these facts into perspective, and more female entrepreneurs are needed to increase growth and create jobs. The project FEMALE aims to bridge the gap in skills and competences that female entrepreneurs in Iceland, Spain, the UK and Lithuania face.

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