DanubeChance2.0 Embracing failure to facilitate second-chance entrepreneurship in the Danube region

DanubeChance2.0 will deliver innovative policy designs, give formerly bankrupt entrepreneurs a second chance in the Danube region.

DanubeChance2.0 aims to facilitate improved policy learning between policymakers and government agencies; research institutes and universities; financially distressed enterprises currently involved in insolvency procedures, or entrepreneurs who have already gone bankrupt but ready for a fresh re-start; business accelerators; and the public.

Specific objectives of the project:

The project will provide a path for more legitimate entrepreneurs whose first businesses have failed to re-enter the market through delivering 130 hours of "blended" learning experiences at the ”’Trial and Error‘ Re-Design Transnational Academy”, and the launch of the first "Business Re-Structuring Initiative", which will provide business acceleration support for approximately 60 legitimate entrepreneurs whose first projects failed.


Embracing failure to facilitate second-chance entrepreneurship in the Danube region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1822550
ERDF Contribution: 1241425
IPA Contribution: 176587,5
ENI Contribution: 131155
Call number
Call 2
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
IFKA Public Benefit Nonprofit Ltd. for the Development of the Industry Lead partner danubechance@ifka.hu HUNGARY
Steinbeis 2i GmbH ERDF partner chiran@steinbeis-europa.de GERMANY
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca ERDF partner mdragom@gmail.com ROMANIA
Centre for Social Innovation ERDF partner weiss@zsi.at AUSTRIA
Union of Slovak Clusters ERDF partner info@uksk.sk SLOVAKIA
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Project News

  • DanubeChance2.0 - Final conference
    - 13-12-2021
    Final conference

    “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”  —Richard Branson   This quote is a good symbol of the purpose of the project partners ’dedicated work over the past 3 years. As part of the project, we have...

  • DanubeChance2.0 - Financial tool
    - 23-11-2021
    Financial tool

    ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT THE FINANCIAL SITUATION OF YOUR ENTERPRISE? Discover the financial tool of Danube Chance 2.0! (Click to the picture and you will be redirected to the Financial tool) One-of-a-kind solutions in order to...

  • DanubeChance2.0 - 2ND MENTORING PROGRAM
    - 05-08-2021

    2ND MENTORING PROGRAM   Following the success of the first program, our second mentoring program was also launched. Check the results of the previous mentoring program here>>   But what is the main aim of this...

  • DanubeChance2.0 - What can we provide you in the last period of the project?
    - 03-06-2021
    What can we provide you in the last period of the project?

      Project partners(PPs) have achieved an enormous progress in developing the field of second-chance entrepreneurship all project countries. The educational modules delivered by PPs were very well received by the entrepreneurs in all...

  • DanubeChance2.0 - Succes stroy of our business incubation program
    - 17-05-2021
    Succes stroy of our business incubation program

    In the last months partners from Slovenia (PTP), Hungary (IFKA), Croatia (CFE), Germany (SEZ/S2i), Romania (UTCN), Serbia (CCIS), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska (RARS) and Moldova (ODIMM) helped and supported over 30 re-starters and...

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