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EWA participants are improving their English communication skills in the international agrifood area

For the first time in 2022 EWA participants were invited to take part in additional training opportunity with the focus on improving English communication skills in the international agrifood business area.

28 Oct 2022
EIT Food North-East

Empowering Women in Agrifood (EWA) programme is aimed at reinforcing female leadership and supporting women with business ideas or female-led startups in early stage of development operating in the agrifood sector. In 2022 edition 130 talented female entrepreneurs from 13 countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Turkey) are going through a 6-month entrepreneurial programme tailored to develop business solutions for specific challenges in the agrifood business. The goal of this initiative is to provide comprehensive consulting of the participants' career, so that they can successfully set up a sustainable agrifood business and increasing the number of startups founded by women.

One of the supporting activities of the programme, for the first time in 2022, is a dedicated 3-months training with the focus on improving English communication skills in the international agrifood business area, especially for the purpose of creating a good business pitch. Initiative – Centre for Education prepared two dedicated programs for female participants depending on their level of knowledge: Grow Your English and Speak English Confidently. Each of two programs include online sessions, six different modules covering agrifood business topics and many additional educational and motivation materials.

EWA participants are receiving the necessary knowledge, confidence and support to fulfill and exceed their desires, which will lead them to successfully start and develop a sustainable business. So far, the activity has been highly appreciated by the participants, and teachers of individual groups have already noticed beneficial changes in the easier use of the language by individual people. We do believe that it will be a great support for our women leaders to prepare their final pitches and to present them during finals of EWA programme in November.

About Inicijativa

Centre for Education Initiative provides participants with the necessary knowledge of the English language, but also expands their business skills. Utilizing the English language, participants are encouraged to boost the development of ideas, marketing, leadership, and soft skills such as networking. The result Inicijativa wants to achieve is to make students feel empowered and self-confident while taking steps to communicate in English. “We strongly believe we can give the opportunity to get rid of the fear and insecurities that accompany a lack of English proficiency. The aim of the Callan Method we use is to improve students' listening, comprehension, and speaking skills in English. The method focuses on real, spoken English directly communicating with native speakers.”

Inicijativa is a team of 23 international teachers, accompanied by 7 office members. All teachers are native speakers, which helps a great deal when learning a language.

You can get to know Inicijativa’s team members and teachers on Inicjativa's website.

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