Study on statistical data on women entrepreneurs in Europe and on the creation of an e-platform for women entrepreneurs

This study was carried out at the request of the European Commisson in order to gather available statistical data on women entrepreneurs in Europe. This report presents the key findings of an analysis of available data on women entrepreneurs in 37 countries, which include the 28 EU Member States, Albania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Iceland, Israel, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Norway and Serbia. This group of countries is referred to as Europe-37.The study objective was to collect, analyse, and systematically present the most recent data on women entrepreneurs in Europe-37. These data will be used to develop evidence-based policy and actions, and thus include number of women entrepreneurs, the type of entrepreneurship, the sectors in which women entrepreneurs are mainly active, age cohort and educational level.

European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry
Project leader:
KMU Forschung, Vienna, Austria
Ágnes Hárs