Acronym: DiFens
Period: September 2017 - February 2019
Status: Finished
Contacts: George Dimitrov


The DiFens partnership unites 1 University, 2 NGOs, 1 Youth Centre and 1 Public Body in a concerted effort to develop collaborative online platform, where groups of potential young entrepreneurs and young entrepreneurs can find information, advice, mentoring and peer learning that will help them in the challenging task of sustaining and expanding their business ventures.

There are numerous opportunities for young people, wishing to engage in classical, digital or social entrepreneurial activities. StartUp incubators and accelerators flourish. Many EU funding schemes and projects in the field of launching youth entrepreneurial activities have been functioning for years. In view with the rising levels of Cyber-attacks happening nowadays, an emerging challenge for these young entrepreneurs is how to ensure Digital Security to these successful endeavours. In order to address this issue, DiFens is focused on promoting Digital Security importance to young professionals, but also on acquisition of specific knowledge and skills for management of sustainable business ventures, as well as fostering social innovations among young entrepreneurs.

The project is implemented under the framework of Erasmus+ programme of the European Commission, within Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Action: Strategic partnership for youth. Bulgaria is in partnership with 4 other partners from 4 different countries – Cyprus, Slovenia, Poland and Greece.

As DiFens project partner, Law and Internet Foundation team will lead the implementation of Intellectual Output 2 - DiFens e-Manual.

Online mentoring platform of DiFens project