Winnet Centre of Excellence® (WCE®) is a platform created for the purpose of doing and promoting teaching, policy making and research on Gender, Innovation and Sustainable Development. WCE® operates through the international network of researchers from universities in Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Sri Lanka, China, Georgia and Armenia. This initiative is possible thanks to Britt-Marie Söderberg Torstensson, the President of WINNET Sweden, who has been the creator of the Centre. Our activities were financed by the Swedish Institute under the project TP Winnet BSR (Thematic Partnership Winnet Baltic Sea Region, Winnet BSR, Swedish Institute: 2013 – 2016). WCE® has been established in November 2014 at the Faculty of Economics and Management, University of Szczecin by a decision of partners of the Thematic Partnership Winnet BSR.

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The concept of the WCE® draws on a Winnet Model which combines theory and practice and is based on cooperation between public administration, policy and decision makers, business, non-governmental organizations and academia in order to improve social and economic situation of women at all levels (Quadruple Helix principle). So far, the Winnet model was implemented through Winnet Women’s Resource Centers (WRCs), a non profit institution created in Sweden in the nineties. The WRCs have contributed to increase women`s participation on a broad and not segretated labor market, female entrepreneurship and innovation, incuding in ICT sector, in crossborder co-operation and in rural development. Establishing the WCE® has strengthen Winnet organisations at local, regional, national and European levels providing support through policy oriented research and recommendations. More information about us and our activities can be also found on the website: http://www.balticsearegion.org

WCE® Coordinators are:

Marta Hozer-Koćmiel
Department of Statistics
Faculty of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Szczecin
Marta.Hozer-Kocmiel@usz.edu.pl

Sandra Misiak-Kwit
Department of Human Capital Management
Faculty of Economics, Finance and Management
University of Szczecin
Sandra.Misiak@usz.edu.pl

  • About us

    History behind Winnet Centre of Excellence® (WCE®)
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  • Members

    Complete list of Winnet Centre of Excellence® members
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  • Projects

    Joint projects implemented by members of the WCE®
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  • WCE® Series

    Edited once a year continuous publication.
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