The present report was elaborated by INCSMPS in the framework of the Bridging the gap project and it gathers the conclusions of data collection and analysis regarding digital skills and entrepreneurial opportunities for rural women in Romania.
The aim of the report is to detect the existing training needs and gaps of rural females on digital skills and competencies and it highlights that Romania faces an acute lack of digital skills, especially among low educated individuals and those living in rural areas. This situation also affects the chances of women belonging to these groups to develop successful entrepreneurial activities.
The main barriers affecting their participation in training and learning are the lack of courses provided in the proximity of their area of residence and lack of available time. In this context, rural female entrepreneurs would prefer flexible and accessible training, focused on practical learning, in which they would feel empowered to develop useful skills for their business.