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Scheme for the Enhancement of Women Entrepreneurship 2015-1st Call


Programme Category

Co-Financed Programmes

Programme Name

STRUCTURAL FUNDS AND COHESION FUND

Programme Description

Following negotiations at EU level, an amount of €784mln has been allocated to Cyprus from the Structural Funds, the Cohesion Fund and the Youth Employment Initiative. The Cohesion Policy ...

Sub-programme Name

Operational Programme for «Competitiveness and Sustainable Development»

Sub-programme Description

The Operational Programme (OP) “Competitiveness and Sustainable Development” is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund and is one of the two ...

Call

Scheme for the Enhancement of Women Entrepreneurship 2015-1st Call

Summary

The aim of the Scheme is to develop, support and encourage entrepreneurship by women that fall in the age range of 18 – 55, who wish to establish an enterprise in the manufacturing, service or tourism sector and e-commerce.

Detailed Call Description

The aim of the Scheme is to develop, support and encourage entrepreneurship by women who, based on their knowledge expertise and talent, will establish a new enterprise. The scheme covers new enterprises of the manufacturing, service or tourism sector and e-commerce. However, trade and a number of other activities as mentioned in Annex I of the Scheme Information Guide, (entitled as Non Eligible Economic Activities) are excluded.

 

Emphasis is given in the development of new technologies, in the use of innovative methods of production and promotion of products and services, in the development of environmental friendly products and generally in modern entrepreneurial practices aiming at the creation of a dynamic and competitive unit.

 

Eligible candidates can be women who:

  • fall in the age range of 18 to 55 years old.
  • are either unemployed, employees or freelance professionals.
  • had no any previous business activity in any sector, for a period of 6 months before the date of submission of their proposal.

 

The scheme motivates successful applicants by offering them a grand, as a percentage (50%) on the approved budget. The maximum amount of grand is €70,000 for enterprises of the manufacturing sector, and ... More

Call Total Budget

€3,000,000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

85%

Thematic Categories 

  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness

Eligibility for Participation

  • Unemployed
  • Employees
  • Economically Inactive Women

Relative is paragraph 7 of the Scheme Information Guide

Call Opening Date

16/02/2015

Call Closing Date

11/05/2015

National Contact Point(s)

Industrial Development Service

Ministry of Energy , Trade , Industry and Tourism

http://www.mcit.gov.cy/mcit/mcit.nsf/dmlpublic_gr/dmlpublic_gr?OpenDocument

 

Persefoni Marcou

http://www.mcit.gov.cy

Commerce and Industry Inspector

email: [email protected]

tel: 22867317

fax: 22867253

Website

http://www.mcit.gov.cy/mcit/sit/sit. ...
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