RDA - Regional Development Agency Senec-Pezinok, Senec, SLOVAKIA



Contact details of the main implementing body

Name of the organisation, original language

Slovak Business Agency

Name of the organisation, English translation

Slovak Business Agency


Name of the practice, original language



Slovakia, Austria

Description of the practice

TwinEntrepreneurs is an initiative for empowering start-ups in the area of Vienna and Bratislava. The focus is on companies that are pursuing clear goals for growth and internationalization.

Policy context

The necessity to create friendly environment for business, enterpreneurship and innovations in Bratislava.

Labour market context

The start-ups and young companies are offered a unique opportunity to get free necessary managerial, legislative and cultural know how for their business activities, or eventually to find their Austrian business partners to perform joined entrepreneurship.


  • Workshops and seminars (a comprehensive overview on business performed abroad, its specifities and the mistakes to be avoided)
  • Coaching and Networking (coaching on individual level, exchange of experience and creating new partnrships between enterpreneurs and project partners)
  • On-line platform ( serving for simulation of the business, gaining feedbacks and to request the concrete professionals to consult the problems rellated to enterpreneurship, eventually thebusiness expansion to Austria)

Management and operation

Vienna Business Agency

Slovak Business Agency

Young Entrepreneurs Association of Slovakia

Target groups/beneficiaries

innovative SMEs

Start date

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End date (actual or planned)

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Gender dimension

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Products involved in or resulting from the practice

  • practically-oriented workshops, coaching and networking events in Vienna and Bratislava, enabling a cross-border exchange of know-how and expertise
  • growth strategies to help the companies move forward developed collaboratively with the support of seasoned experts from the Austrian and Slovakian start-up community 

Outcomes of the practice (planned/expected and actual)

  • Information and advice together with exercises and activities that help the companies to develop their business ideas.
  • Developing a variety of approaches to business planning.
  • Analyses of potential based on the company’s current business model to identify opportunities and potential of the respective company.

Source of funding

European Regional Development Fund, Other sources, please specify

Partnership co-financing

Main responsible body, type

Business organisation/association at regional or local level, Business organisation/association at national level, Non-governmental organisation

Role of implementing body

Management, implementation and overall supervision of the project

Other bodies involved in implementation of the practice as partners or contractors


Evaluation - Was the practice evaluated?



Target group(s)

Job changers, Employers, People seeking training


All employers, Micro enterprises, Small enterprises, Medium enterprises, Large enterprises


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People seeking training

Employees, Out of work - adult, Out or work - youth

B.2 Type of practice

B.2.1 Practices related to management or servicing of clients

Registration, skill assessments, identification of client needs and matching

Registration of clients, Registration of vacancies, Skill assessment, Identification of clients’ needs, Matching services

B.2.2 Practices related to labour market information and improvement of micro and smes’ procedures

Labour market information (LMI)

Collection of LMI (demand, supply or both), Analysis of LMI, Dissemination of LMI

Micro and SMEs’ procedures

Improvement of micro and smes’ recruitment and human resource management practices, Identification of needed skills, Staff training/development, Design and implementation of high quality apprenticeship/interniship programmes

B.2.3 Practices related to skill mismatch reduction

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch (targeted to unemployed or employed)

Individual counselling/guidance/mentoring/coaching, Group counselling/guidance, Training (classroom), Training (work-based, including apprenticeship), Work experience / work trials

Supports aimed at reducing skill mismatch: labour mobility

Cross border/regional recruitment services, Other services/benefits to facilitate geographical mobility

cross-border staff exchanges and job-shadowing

Sharing the cost of training and skills development

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B.3 Delivery method(s)

Delivery methods involved

Surface mail, e-Services, Mobile e-services (apps for smartphones/tablets), Mass media (television/radio), Phone/SMS, Face to face contacts

B.4 Contracting out

Extent of contracting out of practice: The service is contracted out…

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Type of subcontractor(s)

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B.5 Partnership

Type of partners involved in implementation of the practice

Public, Private, Third sector

SECTION C - Information about evaluation of the practice

When was the practice evaluated?

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Type of organisation carrying out the evaluation

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Details of the organisation responsible for carrying out the evaluation

Name of the organisation, original language/Name of the evaluator

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Name of the organisation, English translation

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E mail

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Web page

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Overall evaluation methodology/methodology

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Indicators in the evaluation

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Main findings of the evaluation

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Change in practice following evaluation

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C.1 Documentation of the evaluation

Type of documentation

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Monitoring evidence

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D.1 - Evidence of results

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D.2 - Relevance

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D.3 - Availability of clear and adequate information

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D.4 - Impact

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D.5 - Innovation

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D.6 - Broad-based participation

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D.7 - Sustainability

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D.8 - Mainstreaming

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D.9 - European Added Value and Transferability

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D.10 - Additional comments

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