Balkan Women Coalition Comes Together for a Training Seminar in Bulgaria

The Balkan Women Coalition has held another training seminar this month. The “Best Practices in Entrepreneurship, Business Organizations and Social Sciences” seminar took place on June 5-6 in Santa Marina Holiday Village, Sozopol, Bulgaria.

The event was organized and hosted by SELENA, the Association of Women Entrepreneurs in Bulgaria in the framework of the project titled “„Balkan Women Coalition for Professional Qualification and Training in the Field of Business and Economic Science”. The project receives financial support from the European Union, through the Lifelong Learning Program.

Private entrepreneurs, representatives of business associations and members of the academia in Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Croatia and FYROM attended the event.

The seminar included sessions on entrepreneurship, business organizations and social sciences, as well as vivid discussions about and experience exchanges of best practices of SMEs in the fields of manufacturing, tourism and services. The participants introduced examples of successful small and medium-sized companies in the Balkans and discussed about the factors behind their success.

Carmen Stanila, Deputy Director of the Regional Center for Organization Management in Romania presented on the role of business support organizations in creating a venue for positive competition. In addition, she shared best practices of Romanian SMEs in manufacturing. In this context, she highlighted several women entrepreneurs who have developed successful businesses in the manufacturing sector in Romania.

The next event of the Balkan Women Coalition will take place in fall in Croatia.

 

 

Regional Center for Organization Management Hosted Balkan Women Coalition Seminar and Workshop in Bucharest, Romania

The Regional Center for Organization Management (RCOM) has recently hosted in Bucharest, Romania a seminar and a workshop of the Balkan Women Coalition.

The events were organized with support from the European Union, through the Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme, as part of project titled: “Balkan Women Coalition for Professional Qualification and Training in the Field of Business and Economic Science”.

Women entrepreneurs and managers, representatives of business associations and companies from seven countries in the Balkan Region attended the two Balkan Women Coalition events. The participants came from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.  

The seminar „New Opportunities in Business and Development” took place at the Uzinexport Business Center in Bucharest on March 18-19. Topics on the agenda included changes in the business environment and consumer profile, the importance of analyzing markets correctly, the elements of a business plan, the importance of organizational culture in developing companies, cooperation versus competition and the impact of the global market: local versus global companies.

The workshop “Women Entrepreneurs and Their Role in Promoting Corporate Governance” was held on March 20-21. The participants had the opportunity to discuss, exchange views and learn more about corporate governance principles, Board of Directors’ roles and responsibilities, methods and tools that can be used to evaluate the Boards’ performance, corporate governance as an antidote to corruption and what women entrepreneurs and associations can do to promote corporate governance.

The Regional Center for Organization Management (RCOM) is a Romanian foundation that was created in 2007 by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).