Mar 09, 2024

Invest in Women: a spotlight on EU support for women in business

With communities under growing pressure in the face of multiple crises, gender equality is more important than ever. As the world marks International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8 March, ensuring the rights of women and girls across all aspects of life, and promoting female entrepreneurship is critical to ensure prosperous and just economies. 


The United Nations has proposed ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress’ as the theme for this year’s IWD, and the European Union promotes women’s economic empowerment and women entrepreneurship across all the Eastern Partnership countries, funding a wide range of projects and initiatives that provide opportunities specifically geared toward women entrepreneurs.


As part of its campaign around this year’s International Women’s Day, EU NEIGHBOURS east has brought together all the opportunities available for women in business in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine into a series of explainers highlighting the training, advisory and financial assistance available for women in each country, with the support of the EU and its partners. Two additional explainers outline the opportunities available under the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme in Moldova and Ukraine. Finally, the stories of five succesful women entrepreneurs showcase the achievements of women who have developed their business with the support of the EU.


ExplainersYou can too! How the EU supports women entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan