Project Summary

Programme: SOP HRD 2007-2013

Priority axe 3: Increasing adaptability of workers and enterprises

Major domain of intervention 3.1: Promoting the entrepreneurial culture

Operation 92: Be entrepreneur!


The National Council of Private Small and Medium Enterprises from Romania - Arad branch together with its national partners: „Vasile Goldis” West University of Arad; "Eftimie Murgu" University of Resita; North University of Baia Mare and transnational partners: ADHOC Conseils France; EnAIP (Ente Acli Istruzione Professionale) – Italy; SC Sogesca SRL Italy, implements between January 2011 – December 2013 (36 months), within SOP HRD programme, financed through ESF 2007-2013, the project


Entrepreneurship Academy – from idea to business

The general objective of the project is represented by the development of entrepreneurial culture and promoting a positive attitude towards the entrepreneurism in North and North West regions from Romania, for the improvement of the performance and competitiveness of the SMEs in the European economic area.

The specific objectives of the project are:

1. Supporting the development of entrepreneurial and managerial skills by providing training, couching and mentoring packages in the initiation and development of businesses.

2. Establishment and development of innovative and competitive companies by stimulating entrepreneurial potential within an interregional network of entrepreneurship offices.


The target group is represented by entrepreneurs and people who want to initiate an independent activity, in the West and Northwest part of Romania (600 entrepreneurs and 100 people who want to initiate an independent activity).

Implementing all the actions from the project will lead to the achievment of the following results:


Output indicators:

  • Number of people trained to start a business – 100
  • Number of people trained to start a business, of which women – 50
  • Number of people that have benefited of actions for the development and the initiation of businesses – 1020
  • Number of people that have participated to actions for the development of managerial skills – 300
  • Number of participants to training – continuous professional training – 700
  • Number of ESF participants – women – 350



  • The share of beneficiaries of training courses that initiate new business (%) – 5
  • Number of people who have started an independent activity - continuous professional training – 5
  • Transnational partners involved in the project - continuous professional training - 3


Other results:

• A1 – Launching Seminars: 5 seminars organized; 100 participants;

• A2 - Establishment and operation of Entrepreneurship office: 5 functional offices; 250 people counseled;

• A3 - Entrepreneurial Education Programme: 10 courses organized; 50 course series; 700 trained people ;

• A4 - Summer School “Entrepreneurship - a career option": 1 summer school organized; 40 participants;

• A5 - Business plans competition: 5 preliminary phases organized; 1 final phase; 50 participants to the preliminary phases; 25 participants at the final stage; 5 cash prizes awarded; 5 new companies founded;

• A6 - Elaborating the guide: "How to start up a European Enterprise”: 1 guide elaborated; 1500 copies of the guide printed and distributed;

• A7 – Study visits: 3 study visits organized; 17 participants per visit (7 members of the team project and 10 trainee); 51 participants to the study visits;

• A8 –Final conference: 1 final conference organized; 70 participants.

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