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The core aim of the project is:

To give effective tools to young women living in rural areas to take up their lives thanks to specific entrepreneurial training in sustainable development, to foster their employability, socio-educational and personal development.

This will be accomplished through the promotion of green thinking, raising awareness of sustainability, promoting greener development in rural and/or isolated areas, exchanging good practices, providing expertise and knowledge for women from rural areas.

This project also aims to engage, connect and empower young people, fostering their civic participation and creating a resource that will remain after the project’s end. The project will also foster the creation of synergies across different areas of actions that matter for young women in order to support them in leading “grass-roots initiatives” involving and supporting their local communities.

Addressing sustainability, development of rural areas and capacity building/training opportunities for young people is the key to make sure that younger generations, even in disadvantaged conditions, can be the real change-makers.

Objectives

  • Train the trainers about instruments for rural development, (social) entrepreneurship, women empowerment, and sustainable ideas
  • Start rural development local grass-roots initiatives lead by young women
  • Inspire rural communities for agro-economic and social change
  • Share good practices of rural development and women empowerment in Consortium countries
  • Strengthen Consortium partnership by developing common events and activities
  • Develop 3 Intellectual Outputs(IOs)
    1. Set of educational videos (IO1)
    2. Virtual Interactive Network and platform (IO2)
    3. Exploitation roadmap and guidelines for policy influence (IO3)

By the end of the project:

280 young women will have:

  • Empowered entrepreneurial and managerial skills;
  • Discovered insights and knowledge about different rural life, hidden opportunities and organizational structures (in terms of business and entrepreneurship);
  • Improved communication, interpersonal and foreign language skills;
  • Refined and increased teamwork capacity, social skills, cultural awareness, acceptance of cultural diversity, increased tolerance to others and gender equality;
  • Raised awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and good practices as well as sustainable solutions;
  • Better ICT competences thanks to the use of the platform and the creation of innovative content;
  • Increased self-confidence and self-worthiness;

56+ Youth workers will have:

  • Improved competences in non-formal training methodologies;
  • Improved communication, interpersonal and foreign language skills;
  • Improved ICT competences;
  • Experience in leading youth groups in sustainable grass-roots projects.

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