The European Commission has announced the winners of the 2021 European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA).
The initiative rewards entities promoting entrepreneurship and small businesses at national, regional and local level.
The Grand Jury Prize went to Germany for the project COMPETENZentrum für Selbständige by Initiative Selbständiger Immigrantinnen e. V.
The Project was also a winner in Category 2 – Investing in Entrepreneurial Skills which recognises initiatives at national, regional or local level to improve entrepreneurial, managerial and employee skills.
COMPETENZentrum für Selbständige, which is supported by the non-profit association Initiative Selbständiger Immigrantinnen (ISI), supports migrant women with training and professional development, providing them with the skills they need to become self-employed. By providing free training, coaching and networking opportunities, both migrant women who are willing to start a business and those who are already self-employed, are enabled to put business ideas into practice and to build up their own sustainable business in Berlin.