KMOP would like to announce the completion of the activities of the 24-month Project “BADGE: Business Advice and Guidance training for women Entrepreneurs”.

The overall aim of BADGE was to empower women facing double disadvantage (i.e. apart from being a woman, other difficulties such as being single parents, over 45, migrants or member of ethnic minorities etc.) to develop entrepreneurial activity through the development of soft skills, such as self-reflection, communication, leadership, etc.

In order to achieve this goal, the project partners adapted an innovative methodology to the specific social and local needs of the target group throughout the partnership countries. The methodology was implemented and evaluated through the organisation of two rounds of pilot workshops with members of the target group from each of the partner countries, while the resulting adapted material was used to create an e-learning platform so that women could have on-line access to the training material and use it to develop their skills at their own pace and convenience.

As part of the project’s dissemination activities, KMOP organised and hosted the final partnership meeting and a conference on the 29th and 30th of September, 2015, respectively, in Athens, Greece. The conference was organised as an international event in the framework of the project and featured presentations regarding the achievements of the project by the project’s partners, Greek and international speakers, who spoke about the conditions and difficulties faced by disadvantaged women in Europe and Greece, especially in the context of the economic crisis, as well presentations on best practices and case studies of successful women entrepreneurs. It was attended by more than 50 people, with participants from diverse backgrounds such as VET trainers, NGO staff, members of the target group (disadvantaged women) and other representatives of stakeholders.

KMOP is proud to have been a member of the international team involved in the implementation of the project and believes that the project’s results will aid disadvantaged women through Europe to overcome their difficulties and build a better future for themselves and their families.


More information about the project can be found on the project’s website:


Access to the electronic platform with the learning material developed as part of the project is available through this link:


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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

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