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Empowering Disadvantaged Women Entrepreneurs in Greece: Fostering Global Competence for Social Inclusion and Economic Empowerment

The Advance Project is dedicated to fostering the global competencies of disadvantaged women, aiming to enhance their social inclusion and employability. In an interconnected and rapidly changing world, where global forces and challenges such as economic shifts, digitalization, cultural diversity, and global diseases like COVID-19 impact our lives, it becomes crucial to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate this complex environment. 

Global competence, as defined by the OECD PISA global competence framework, is a multidimensional capacity that encompasses various skills and attitudes necessary for individuals to thrive in an interconnected world. These skills include living harmoniously in multicultural communities, adapting to a changing labor market, utilizing digital media platforms effectively and responsibly, supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and embracing lifelong learning.

Women entrepreneurship in Greece faces multiple challenges, including cultural and societal barriers, limited access to resources and networks, and gender inequalities. Disadvantaged women, in particular, often encounter additional hurdles due to factors such as economic disadvantage, lack of education and training, and limited exposure to global opportunities. The Advance Project recognizes these barriers and seeks to address them by focusing on fostering global competencies among women entrepreneurs.

The Advance Project plays a crucial role in empowering women entrepreneurs in Greece by providing them with the necessary tools and skills to thrive in a globalized world. By fostering global competence, women entrepreneurs can expand their networks, adapt to evolving market trends, leverage digital platforms for business growth, contribute to the SDGs through socially responsible entrepreneurship, and maintain a lifelong learning mindset. Through its focus on global competence, the Advance Project promotes social inclusion for disadvantaged women entrepreneurs. By equipping women with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate diverse cultural settings, they can actively participate in multicultural communities, break down societal barriers, and foster inclusivity. This not only enhances their personal growth and well-being but also contributes to building more inclusive and cohesive societies.

In conclusion, the efforts to foster global competencies among women entrepreneurs in Greece, have the potential to significantly enhance their social inclusion and employability. By equipping women with the necessary skills to navigate multicultural communities, adapt to market shifts, leverage digital platforms responsibly, support sustainable development goals, these initiatives empower women to overcome barriers and drive economic growth. The focus on global competence promotes inclusivity and paves the way for a more equitable and prosperous environment for women entrepreneurs in Greece.

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