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Presenting the organisations engaged in the EWA 2024 edition programme implementation in South Region

Five organisations will carry out activities to build entrepreneurial capacities for women in the agrifood sector in Southern European countries.

30 Apr 2024
EIT Food South

EIT Food is proud to announce the organisations that will be driving the implementation of the Empowering Women in Agrifood (EWA) Programme for its 2024 edition in the Southern European Countries. These organisations, alongside EIT Food, are poised to make significant strides in empowering women entrepreneurs in the agrifood industry.

These are the organisations that are going to implement the fifth edition of EWA (Empowering Women in Agrifood) programme in their respective countries. We are delighted to introduce new additions from Portugal and Spain, while the rest continue their commitment for another year.

In Portugal

  • Maroong are specialists in implementing projects with impact. In fact, they have been involved in the implementation of programmes such as AWE (Academy for Women Entrepreneurs) in Portugal, with the support of the US Embassy, or Relança-te | Escola de Impacto, an entrepreneurship programme focused on initiatives with triple impact (social, environmental and financial).

In Spain

  • Universidad de Loyola, located in Andalusia (Spain), has, in addition to its academic activity, a strong activity in the field of entrepreneurship. The most notable and recent is the 3rd edition of the accelerator Ebro Talent: Caring for Innovation, together with Ebro Foods (a leading Spanish company in the rice sector, among others).

In Greece

  • "" challenges the stereotypes and the established perceptions of women´s roles. Empowering women and environmental sustainability are at the heart of their priorities. They strive for a sustainable world, where gender equality and the human rights of girls and women are guaranteed and implemented and they promote women as leaders and agents of change by supporting female inclusive initiatives that address the Global Sustainable Development Goals.

In Italy

  • Future Food Institute exists to make exponential positive change, to sustainably improve life on Earth, through education and innovation in the global food systems. By training the next generation of change-makers, empowering communities, and engaging government and industry in actionable innovation, Future Food catalyses progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In Türkiye

  • Impact Hub Istambul offers a membership based co-working space to empower impact driven, creative people. Our community consists of people from a wide variety of disciplines like entrepreneurs, consultants, investors, software developers, designers, artists, creatives, and freelancers.

About EWA Programme

Empowering Women in Agrifood programme aims to provide comprehensive support to women in their early-stage entrepreneurial path in discovering their potential. It provides them with appropriate knowledge and access to a wide network of contacts so that they can successfully set up and develop a sustainable business in the agrifood industry.

During the programme EWA participants (Mentees) take part in dedicated trainings, workshops and events, while developing ideas under the individual supervision of a professional female or male mentor.


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