The programme focused on increasing the entrepreneurial skill set among owners of SMEs wanting to expand their business and start-ups in order to increase their potential competitiveness in the national and global market.
CEFE International offered the following services: Steering and supporting local experts/ elaborating design and methodology of entrepreneurship trainings and their implementation/ conducting Training of Trainers (ToTs) / backstopping and supervising national coaches and trainers/ drafting and editing of a practical guide on entrepreneurship training / communication with key partners and ensuring the operating schedule of the assignment / initiating a network of business coaches / promotion and execution of a business plan competition in all over Albania. A national business plan competition for 1300 beneficiaries with focus on the empowerment of women and innovative business ideas has been executed. CEFE trainers and business coaches have been licensed and a contest of all participants resulted in 17 finalists and 5 winners. Cooperating with AIDA, ProCredit, Yunus social businesses, Biznes Albania, Deloitte – linking them with grant schemes, mentors and business angels.