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ELFE - E-Learning for Female Entrepreneurs
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The objectives of the ELFE project are to use the internet to provide training opportunities for women, who because of work and family commitments, find it hard to return to college to learn the skills needed to set up in business. The project, which brings together nine partners from the United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Belgium and Germany, builds on the success of the German KEIM initiative in developing an online course for women entrepreneurs. ELFE, which is being led by Germany’s Ka [...]
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 ELFE - E-Learning for Female Entrepreneurs

Lead Partner:
Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
Moltkestr. 30 76133 Karlsruhe
Tel 0049-(0)721 / 925-2960
Fax 0049 (0) 721 / 925-2965

Prof. Dr. Cosima Schmauch
Project Manager

Measure: 2.2

Start date: 2004/01/01
End date: 2007/09/30

ERDF Grant: € 1 145 260
Total eligible cost: € 2.4 M€

Partners involved:

DE - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

UK - National Federation of Enterprise Agencies

UK - Manchester Metropolitan University Business School

IRE - Longford Equal Partnership

IRE - Centre for Entrepreneurship Research – Dundalk Institute of Technology

BE - Union des Classes Moyennes Mons-Hainaut

BE - Université de Liège

DE - Centre of Entrepreneurship at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences

FR - Boutique de Gestion de Franche-Comté

Project type: Action

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  • Improved access to knowledge and information
  • Promoting, through the development of ICT, greater opportunities and universal service in less favoured regions of NWE whilst addressing the centralising and polarising tendencies of ICT3. Improving the knowledge base on the potential of ICT for territorial development in NWE
  • Improving the knowledge base on the potential of ICT for territorial development in NWE
  • Improving transnational and cross-sectoral co-operation by exploring new models, promoting higher coherence between public policies and greater involvement of the wider public in the attainment of the above-mentioned objectives
  • Contribution to gender equality
  • Contribution to the long-lasting development of the regions
  • Implementation of EU policies in entrepreneurship education and transnational practice


Expected Outcomes

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