Fostering Self Entrepreneurship for Women in Adult Education
During their working life, and particularly in business, women often face different barriers and circumstances than men. The aim of the proposal was to foster female entrepreneurship spirit through an exchange of experiences and best practice in Adult education.
The project is financed by the European programme Socrates Grundtvig 2 (learning partnership)
Download the project leaflet and handbook here!
- Female Grundtvig Leaflet 2008
(PDF document, 418 kb)
- Female Grundtvig Handbook 2008
(PDF document, 1154 kb)
Final meeting in Berlin / Germany
3 + 4 July 2008
The final meeting took place in Berlin/Germany.
Fifth meeting in Abo / Finland
21 - 24 May 2008
The fifth meeting took place in Abo/Turku (Finland).
Fourth meeting in Gijon / Spain
31. March + 1. April 2008
The fourth meeting took place in Gijon (Asturias)/Spain.
Third project meeting in France
5-8 December 2007
The third meeting took place in France. Each partner presented the project activities of the first year.
Second project meeting in Lithuania
Project meeting: 4th day
PBCC and the partners were welcomed by Lithuanian Labour Market Training Authority in Paneve˛ys. The director presented the main activities of the centre. The target groups are convicts (people in danger of social exclusion), students and unemployed.
The centre provides career guidance, psychological counselling to the target groups and also runs a job club. The LLMTA, which exists in major cities in Lithuania, was founded and is funded by the ministry of social security and labour of the Republic of Lithuania. Special projects are also funded by the European Social Fund.
During the final meeting the project was evaluated and ideas were put forward for further work.
Project meeting: 3rd day
Project partners participated in the conference “Women’s Roles: Stereotypes and Perspectives”.
The event was aimed at analysing the particular obstacles that prevent women from fully participating in business and social life. The partners made presentations on women entrepreneurship in their countries.
Project meeting: 2nd day
In the morning we visited Vilnius accompagnied by a touristic guide.
On return to Paneve˛ys the partners were welcomed by the president of the Active Women organisation. She presented the organisation and the wide range of regional and national activities. The organisation is one year old and its members are active in different political parties.
The partners intermingled with the members of the organisation over tea and cakes.
Project meeting: 1st day
Our second meeting was in Lithuania. The Paneve.˛ys Business Consultancy Centre (PBCC) welcomed all partners in their office.
As first thing, each partner presented its project activities since the last meeting.
It has been a pleasure to meet all partners again!
Afterwards we attended a meeting with the governor of Paneve.˛ys County.
The governor explained the situation of women in employment and in politics. A debate followed focusing on the situation of the female in each country.
Later we were transferred to a local farmstead run by a woman entrepreneur, as an example of agrotourism in Lithuania.
The business woman started the farmstead in 1997. She was one of the first to start an agrotourism business in Lithuania.
In 10 years her business has gone from three rooms to 50 rooms in three buildings. She also provides conference and wedding services. Furthermore she was one of the founders of the rural tourism association of Lithuania.
And in the evening.......we were invited to taste typical local products in the farmstead restaurant. I sveikata!!
Second project meeting in Lithuania
14-17 May 2007
Our second meeting was in Lithuania. As first thing, each partner presented its project activities since the last meeting ...
Kick-off meeting in Florence
20-23 November 2006
These are the activities done during the first day of the Florence meeting: Presentation of the partner organizations ...