CONAF becomes member of the WEgate Council, platform of the European Commission
CONAF has established a new cooperation within the European consortium “WEgate – We open the doors for women entrepreneurs”, led by the European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) and co-financed by the COSME program. To support women who would like to start or expand their businesses, in 2016 the European Commission created an online platform at European level called WEgate. Since September 2016, this platform has served as a hub for connecting women entrepreneurs with local, national and European support organizations, thus facilitating their access to mentoring and business networks across Europe.
CONAF thus becomes a member of the WEgate community council and will contribute with its vast experience in supporting young entrepreneurs in Europe, being the only organization that represents Romania in the Council and will support the European community in its efforts to promote entrepreneurship among Member States.
Cristina Chiriac, President of CONAF, said: “The European Commission’s strategic commitment to gender equality is the framework for the Commission’s future work in this direction. The strategic commitment focuses on five priority areas, one of which is increasing women’s participation in the labor market and the economic independence of women and men. Therefore, it is necessary to develop policies and good practices for the development of an effective ecosystem that supports female entrepreneurship. WEgate is a community of over 1,700 organizations across the European Union, registered on the platform. The WEgate Community Council is joined by key stakeholders, working in various areas of entrepreneurial support for women, helping to increase the impact of the community by joining key actors to create a renewed, more dynamic and vibrant community of women entrepreneurs.”