Women in Entrepreneurship
YEAR: 2020 - 2022
WSX Enterprise & Make A Dream Publishing Ltd (UK), Vsl Zmogiskuju istekliu stebesenos ir pletros biuras ZISPB (LT)
Buyuk Ortadogu Saglik ve Egitim Vakfi BOSEV (TR), Asociatia Institutul pentru Parteneriat Social BUCOVINA (RO) Foundation Knowledge Center PRO WORK (NL).
The current socio-economic context proves the necessity of entrepreneurship development, as being an efficient way of supporting the active measures of the labour market to create new jobs and to stimulate the economy. The European strategies in the field of employment emphasise entrepreneurship because it plays an essential part in employment policy and fighting unemployment.
The personal and social costs of unemployment include severe financial hardship and poverty, debt, homelessness and housing stress, family tensions and breakdown, boredom, alienation, shame and stigma, increased social isolation, crime, erosion of confidence and self-esteem, the atrophying of work skills and ill-health!
EU Commission "Women's situation in the labour market": Women work more part-time are paid less and often still carry out the bulk of private domestic and care responsibilities. Across the EU there is a serious gender inequality where women are under-employed and tend to have low self-confidence, low skills and competences. Partner countries all have the same issue which needs to be tackled - empowering women adults with entrepreneurial skills and competences that move them closer to the labour market and able to have the option of working from home.
Projected targets for women:
- 60%+ to show improved socio-economic and mental well being
- 30%+ to progress on to further training/employment/self-employment
Using non-formal education methods we will develop a digital toolkit and entrepreneurial training programme. We will deliver both to 24 educators and trainers from UK, Romania,
Turkey, Lithuania and Netherlands during a 5-day short term staff training event held in Suceava, Romania. They will then go on to support 240 women across the partnership (10 per trainee). A further 60+ trainers will participate in 6 webinars. The training programme and digital toolkit will provide educators/trainers with tools to strengthen their entrepreneurial and digital skills and competences and those of their beneficiaries.