Women’s Innovative Business Incubation Zone 

Project description 

The WINBIZ project involves migrant women or women with a non-Western background, with medium-high levels of education, in a training pathway aimed at enabling the acquisition and development of personal, transversal, and specific competencies and skills necessary for their full integration/reintegration in the European labour market, thus generating well-being for themselves and for the society they live in. 



  • Contribute to the development of migrant women’s competencies in adult education through high-quality learning. 
  • Contribute to the promotion of open education and the development of methodological, didactic, and technical innovations for the promotion of women’s social entrepreneurship.  
  • Acquisition and sharing of knowledge, theoretical, empirical, and statistical-operational data—from institutions involved in the implementation of educational-training paths for adults, and of institutions involved in the socio-professional inclusion of women and migrants. 
  • Development and sharing of open methodologies, tools, and training materials to promote the acquisition of personal, transversal and specific competencies and skills by the target group
  • Promotion of a practical co-planning training course


Expected results 

WINBIZ Social Report: A social and training needs research report, aiming at outlining the local, national, and European framework of opportunities and barriers that migrant women may face.

WINBIZ Trainer Toolkit: An online toolkit for trainers and tutors that will be “tested” through alternative engagement and information gathering techniques, such as coaching circles. 

WINBIZ Training course: A 150-hour-modular course to be structured in blended mode: 25 tutors will mentor 250 migrant women during the course.

WINBIZness Plans catalogue: A catalogue of business plans, bringing together the 15 best operational business plans developed by the women who have successfully followed the MOOC.



Associação Portuguesa de StartUps (APSU), Portugal 



EGInA – European Grants International Academy, Italy 

Wisamar Bildungsgesellschaft gemeinnützige GmbHGermany 

CES AcademyThe Republic of North Macedonia 

Hellenic Open University, Greece 

European Association for Social Innovation, Romania 



01/11/2021 – 01/11/2024 (36 months) 

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