PAL Women

Boosting Female Social Entrepreneurship

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PAL Women aims to empower disadvantaged women and to improve their competences in social entrepreneurship and marketing. Our project will be carried out in 7 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Serbia and Spain.

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PAL Women’s overall objective is to strengthen, support and develop the economic, social and political empowerment of women, by enhancing access to training and qualifications, through continuing adult education, validation of non-formal and informal learning and providing mentoring services. 

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Belgium

Vzw UC Limburg (formerly KHLim) is a Higher Education Institution in Flanders, collaborating under the name UC Leuven-Limburg with 2 other HEls: vzw UC Leuven (formerly KHLeuven) and vzw UC Leuven Comenius Lerarenopleidingen (formerly Group T). UC Leuven-Limburg is renowned for the high quality of its teaching, research & regional development. More than 30 professional bachelor, and lifelong learning study programmes are offered in various disciplines fields, with a focus on health care, social work, business & commerce, teacher education, science & technology. UC Leuven-Limburg’s strong commitment to research ensures state-of-art training programmes for its 15 000 students. Priority domains of the institution are: regional development, blended learning (including development of MOOCs and Open Data Platform), lifelong learning strategies, internationalisation & research. The research policy is focused on market-driven applied research. Central to the UC Leuven-Limburg’s mission in the field of research is to develop innovative technology for companies, and to transfer new technology to the market. UC Leuven-Limburg also provides consultancy and continuing education for local industries, organisations and governments. UC Leuven-Limburg is member of educational networks across the globe and strongly collaborates with local, regional and national policy-making bodies, resulting in a broad network of stakeholders.

Bulgaria

OECON GROUP Bulgaria” is a consulting company, established in 2013, specialized in management consulting and offering unique services for creating a sustainable business. The methodology we have developed is based on an in-depth analysis of the business and the way each client works. We offer a wide range of individual management consulting services and projects on a project basis, guaranteeing a return to each of our clients from several tens of thousands to a million.

The Group of Companies of OECON is experienced in planning and implementing European and National Developing Programs, as it has taken part in large number of implementations of European Programs for financing private businesses as representative of public organizations. The company’s staff and collaborators include distinguished scientists with significant studies in Economics, Business, Entrepreneurship, International Relations, Social Development, Eco-energy Resources, ISO Certification, Agricultural-Food Technology and Educational Robotics.

Czech Republic

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Greece

The Greek Association of Women Entrepreneurs (S.E.G.E.), since its establishment in 1997, has an important role in the promotion of women in the business field. It is administrated by a 9-member council. Members of S.E.G.E. are women from all over Greece, active in the business area, either by owing an enterprise or by participating in one as board members or/and shareholder. Today, S.E.G.E. has more than 700 members across Greece. As a non – governmental and non – profit organization S.E.G.E. is active in improving and increasing the involvement of women in business activity by providing to them all the information and assistance that is needed to ease their career. S.E.G.E. has as well played a vital role in eliminating gender discriminations in the financial sector by promoting female entrepreneurial activity. S.E.G.E. has also been a member of the Committee on Trade and Development of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), of the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (F.I.N.G.), of the Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME) and many of its members participate as board members at Greek Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Furthermore, S.E.G.E. collaborates with the Greek Ministries, the Greek Social Services and several NGOs with the purpose of advancing the rights of women entrepreneurs. S.E.G.E. successfully has organised and its members have attended B2B Meetings in Turkey, Bulgaria, F.Y.R.O.M., Romania, Albania, Italy, Spain, Lebanon, Cyprus, Egypt, Armenia, Azerbaitzan and Georgia. Many of these projects were financed through European Programmes. In addition S.E.G.E. has participated and brought successfully to an end several European Projects.

Italy

Consorzio Innopolis was born in 2003 with the objective of fostering the social and economical development of Italy, by means of an multidisciplinary approach aiming at helping and improving the activities of private and public sector. Our non-profit activities want help local bodies, through social research, training and consulting contribution.

Innopolis was founded by the synergy of research institutes, local bodies, training bodies and consulting companies operating in various fields of action. Our main activities are:

  • Develop VET system, schooling, career counselling, personnel retraining and skills upgrading, employment, self-employment and entrepreneurial culture;
  • Promoting and organising VET courses funded by private and public bodies;
  • Training needs research activities and market researches;
  • Organising seminars and study groups on the topic of employment
  • Providing with consulting and technical assistance all the organisations who are active in the fields of solidarity, peace, culture, training, development and human dignity

Serbia

The civic association Educational Centre of Roma was founded in 2005 as a non-profit, nongovernmental and non-profit organization with a mission: “Inclusion of Roma in the local environment on the territory of the Republic of Serbia”. The term “inclusion” we understand as a series of complex activities aimed at achieving the conditions for equal participation of marginalized groups (such as the Roma) in society, through capacity building and their active involvement in social integration processes. Our vision is a society without prejudice, where the individual has a democratic right to participate in creating an environment that will provide equal opportunities for everyone. Through advocacy and mediation ECR acts towards the implementation of existing measures and proposes new measures for the advancement of the Roma community in the region. We promote all human rights and educate the environment to foster diversity as a top value. We are committed to “living with each other” and not “next to each other.” This is a necessary precondition for the Roma ethnic community (and all other marginalized communities) to be accepted and acknowledged as members who were able to, through activism, participate in creating an equal society. Within this process there always exists a segment of the personal responsibility to act.

Spain

 

Florida Centre de Formació, Coop. V. is a Valencian worker co-operative created in 1977 working in the field of education. It has a wide experience in education and training in several education levels: Higher education (university degrees, postgraduate courses and Master degrees), Vocational Education and Training (higher and lower levels), continuous training and training for unemployed people, and Secondary and Primary Education. Florida has also diversified its activity by creating NINOS Gestión Educativa, coop.V, a network of Childhood Education Centres in the Valencia Region, comprised currently by 15 centres.

Florida is ascribed to the University of Valencia (since 1993) and to Valencia’s Polytechnic University (since 1996), and its degrees are accredited by both institutions. Florida Universitària was created in 1993 as part of the project Florida Centre de Formació, and was recognized as an affiliated centre by the Valencian Government.

Among the University qualifications offered by Florida, in the University Degrees in Primary Education Teaching and Childhood Education Teaching is analysed and is also studied the current state of groups with social inclusion difficulties and how to integrate them properly into a classroom.

See web: www.floridauniversitaria.es