The first output of ifempower is an in-depth research focusing on female entrepreneurs in 7 countries in Europe (Austria, Romania, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Spain and Portugal). The research was led by Réka Geambasu, senior research fellow at HÉTFA.

The study ‘Women entrepreneurs in Europe: challenges, strategies and policies’ is a qualitative research conducted at the beginning of the project with the aim to explore and understand the realities and meanings of female entrepreneurship in today’s Europe. It focuses on the motivations, challenges faced and coping strategies developed by women entrepreneurs, as well as on the interpretations they offered concerning their roles and social status.

The paper is based on more than 80 interviews and 3 focus groups interviews carried out with female entrepreneurs and related stakeholders throughout the 7 partner countries of ifempower. Experiences shared are not only interesting, but makes you start to think more ‘openly’ on issues you might never took care of before. Worth to read!

In case you are interested in further details about the project, stay tuned for regular updates of the activities at, or follow the project also on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!