A digital platform dedicated to female entrepreneurship in the French West Indies and Guyana

The women entrepreneurs of the French West Indies will soon have a digital platform. They will be able to collaborate with their counterparts in Belgium, Italy, Slovenia, Spain and France in order to improve their practices, develop tools or methods, and transnational networks. It is the project of the CCEM (Collective Cooperation Export Martinique) that has been selected by the European program Erasmus +.

Jean-Claude Samyde - Published on March 15, 2022 at 3:43 pm

A digital platform will bring together women entrepreneurs from Europe and the Antilles-Guyana. Funded by the European program Erasmus+, this website specially designed to meet the information needs of women entrepreneurs will be operational in November 2022.


Strict regulations

The Martinique association (CCEM) has respected the precise timeline set up for an Erasmus+ project.

Its president Viviane Chiffrin and her partner Denis-Antoine Hérault of OPEN-It, participated in a call for proposals that included a number of steps.

First, they had to develop a project eligible for the European program, and support their idea in front of a commission. These calls for proposals are subject to the legislation governing public procurement.

This project of several thousand euros is taking shape with partners from Belgium, Italy, Spain, Slovenia and France.

The digital platform managed from Martinique by the CCEM is expected to be operational in November 2022.

In the meantime, the project partners must send an interim report to the Erasmus + agency on the project's progress.


Making a place for yourself

This platform for women entrepreneurs is integrated into the Erasmus+ program for the period 2021-2027.

This project allows the financing of study and professional mobility (internships, continuing education) within Europe and internationally at all ages and for all levels of training.

The issue of gender parity is gradually making its way into the business world. All is not completely won. This digital platform project will also connect women who hesitate to start their own business, between self-censorship, feelings of illegitimacy and complicated access to credit.


Jean-Claude SAMYDE, Martinique la 1ère