European Union for
Women Empowerment (EU4WE) project

Berytech joins Expertise France in supporting women-led and women-owned businesses in Lebanon, part of the EU funded EU4WE Project.

About the Project

The European Union launched the European Union for Women Empowerment (EU4WE) project in October 2019. The aim of the project is to promote full and unconditional equality between men and women in Lebanon. 

The specific objectives are to reduce gender-based violence through women empowerment and to enhance existing institutional mechanisms working towards gender equality. 

EU4WE is funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France.

Part of the EU4WE Project efforts in Lebanon, Berytech will launch a support program targeted at women-led and/or women-owned businesses affected by the Beirut Blast on August 4, 2020. The program will consist of identifying the MSMEs that could benefit from a grant to sustain their activities. 

It is a 6-months program during which beneficiaries will be identified, their needs assessed, the use of the funds determined, and the grant disbursed. Beneficiaries will receive training on crisis management to help them navigate the current situation. 

150,000Euro

in grants from the European Union

30

women-led or women-owned MSMEs

6 months

business support and capacity building

In times of crisis, the EU contributes to empowering Lebanese women to create their own opportunities in a more gender-balanced society.

How to Apply

During the 6-month project, Berytech will identify and work with women-led and women-owned businesses affected by the Beirut Blast, based on the following criteria.

Selection Criteria

  • Women business owners or women managing businesses
  • In the area of Greater Beirut
  • Affected by the Beirut Blast on August 4, 2020
  • Must be registered businesses across sectors
  • Have a maximum of 10 employees 
  • With an annual turnover under US$100,000

Commitment & Transparency

  • Selected beneficiaries will have to commit to the program until September 2021
  • Beneficiaries will have to submit required documentation including official documents to be considered for selection
  • Beneficiaries will have to participate in the need’s assessment related to their business and together with Berytech’s team decide on the use of the grant
  • Beneficiaries will have to submit supporting evidence on the use of the grant and participate in communication activities to promote the program

Project Timeline

  • March – April 2021 | Call for applications
  • May 2021 | Selection of the shortlisted candidates
  • May 2021 | Selection of the financial support beneficiaries
  • May 2021 | Disbursement of the financial support
  • June 2021-September 2021 | Follow-up on the financial support
  • June 2021- September 2021 | Delivery of Crisis Management Training

Funded by the European Union

Implemented by Expertise France

start your application

Fill in this form to start your application. If you have any questions before applying, please contact us at support@berytech.org

Meet The Berytech Team

Meet the Berytech team members in charge of the program.

Need more info?

If you have any questions about the Program, please email us on support@berytech.org, and we will get back to you.

Contributing to SDGs

As a member of the Global Compact Network Lebanon, Berytech enacts the 10 principles of the UNGC and this program falls under Berytech’s mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. 

This particular project contributes to SDG5 – Gender Equality: to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.