Revival entrepreneurship through second chance (2REVIVE)

Name of the project:
Revival entrepreneurship through second chance

Acronym of the project: 2REVIVE

Ref. № 2017-1-PL01-KA202-038525

Duration:       24 months (31.12.2017 ÷ 30.12.2019)

Programme: Erasmus +, KA2 Cooperation for
    innovation and exchange of good practices


  • Stowarzyszenie Avsi Polska (Poland) – Lead partner
  • European Center for quality OOD (Bulgaria)
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Vratsa (Bulgaria)


Associated Partners:

Agency for Regional and Economic Development, Vratsa, Bulgaria

Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs, Malta

Malta Confederation of Women’s Organisations, Malta

Camera di Commercio e delli’ Industria Italiana in Polonia, Poland

Avsi Foundfation, Italy


General Objective:

To support the development of second-chance entrepreneurship attitude and self-confidence, -awareness and -efficacy in second-time entrepreneurs with guiding and mentoring relationships and thus restart their business successfully.


Specific Objectives:

  • to encourage individuals to learn from their past experience by providing them with the right tools for understanding reasons behind their failure, their entrepreneurial potential and attitude;
  • to support ex-entrepreneurs in developing their skills and motivation for entrepreneurial activity - practical guide with detailed information on regulations and laws and educational resources for “second chance”, instructions and checklists will help them to rebuild a business;
  • to provide successful entrepreneurs, owners of SMEs, VET teachers, trainers and mentors with a step by step mentoring plan and guidelines on how to effectively pass their knowledge to their mentees;
  • to enhance the cooperation and networking of entrepreneurs, enterprises, vocational and education institutions.


Target groups:

1) Second-time entrepreneurs

2) Successful entrepreneurs and owners of SMEs

3) Continuing VET providers including C-VET trainers, teachers and mentors, centres, independent individuals offering VET services


Main activities and Outputs:

A 1- Project management and Coordination

A 2- Communication and dissemination

A 3-Dissemination and Exploitation


01 – Research on behavioural attitudes towards second-chance entrepreneurship

O2 – Online self-assessment tool

O3 - Guide4Mentors

O4 - Guide to second chance entrepreneurs’ success


Main results:

  • Improved failure acceptance and dealing with societal prejudices;
  • Developed second chance entrepreneurship attitude and self-confidence, -awareness and -efficacy in second-time entrepreneurs
  • Gained mentoring and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills;
  • Exchange of know-how and transfer of knowledge between partners – all partners will learn from the various backgrounds and experience of all other partners.
  • New insights on the topic of second-chance entrepreneurship –the topic will be thoroughly researched and partners will gain insights and will adopt the materials from their specific perspective.

Implementing the project in cooperation with organisations of different types and from different countries, the partners will further improve their ability to work as a part of international team.