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Second press release PAL Women!

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08th February 2021

 

Second press release PAL Women!

Boosting Female Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation for Inclusion Groups 2019-1-CZ01-KA204-061118

 

Pal Women is a co-funded project by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union with partners form Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Serbia and Greece with the aim to empower disadvantaged women integration, improve their basic competencies in terms of social entrepreneurship and marketing and enhance their access to training and qualifications through promoting work-place learning and mentoring.

 

Intellectual Output 2. Learning curricula for training of mediators of change: Become Social Entrepreneurship leaders

 

Training for trainers activity was successfully completend in the first days of February. Each partner involved at least three experts as participants in the Masterclasses on PAL Women project website, to improve their knowledge on matters as business start-up and marketing strategies.

Two Masterclasses were implement with training contents created by all the partners, Masterclass A (How to start your social entrepreneurship) and Masterclass B (Marketing: the door of success), each structured in five teaching modules, and each module addressing different topics (such as self-esteem and stress management, start-up e funding tools, digital marketing, crowfunding etc.).

More than 20 experts from 7 different countries took part in the activities, over three-weeks period, in an non-formal, stimulating and fair virtual environment, where each expert could contribute with his/her own educational contribution. Main aim of Output is provide these trainers/experts with theoretical and practical tools to help women to start their own business by transferring them a knowledge framework.

 

Participants opinion

 

Project partner organisations got feedback by participants, with an high rate of satisfaction and involvment. Some feedbacks. Magda R., from Greece: “I am really satisfied with attending these seminars because they filled many different gaps of mine. It was especially important for me to be informed about digital marketing, website development and how to get access to funds”. Alejandra M., from Spain: “I find the courses very interesting. Most of the speakers have a good timing in their presentations”. Anastasia S., from Greece: “Given that women from disadvantaged groups have to be treated by the trainer with a particular sensitivity and empathy, these seminars I attended were very instructive and important to me”. Flavia, from Italy: “The presentations were very interesting and meaningful, speakers were very diverse and so were the perspectives they brought up in their speech. I appreciated when speakers managed to draw links among different presentations and when attendees made questions and shared their opinion on the topic presented”. Edoardo, from Italy: “I really enjoyed PAL’s presentations. Speakers did not just read the slides but presented the topics by adding information and reflections on the topic”.

 

Next steps…

 

We are ready to start training and supporting activities to target group provided in the Intellectual Output 4 (Mentoring in Social Entrepreneurship: PALTalks): trainers will support the female entrepreneurs by a strong mentoring activity, over a 6 months period. At least 40 women will benefit from a consulting and supporting services provided by qualified experts. This activity will be open to all the women and you can find more information in project official website  https://www.palwomen.eu.

Welcome to the 1st PAL Women Press Release!

PRESS RELEASE

17 December 2020

Welcome to the 1st PAL Women Press Release! 

Boosting Female Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation for Inclusion Groups 2019-1-CZ01-KA204-061118 

 

Pal Women is a co-funded project by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union with partners form Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Serbia and Greece with the aim to empower disadvantaged women integration, improve their basic competencies in terms of social entrepreneurship and marketing and enhance their access to training and qualifications through promoting work-place learning and mentoring. 

 

Results of IO1 

 

Under Intellectual Output 1 of Pal Women Project, all partners contributed to the elaboration of a European Entrepreneurial Skills Assessment Report, available in English and also in each partner’s language, about the current situation of women from 4 different exclusion groups, Women ex-prisoners, Roma women, Women victims of gender-based violence and Migrant Women, in the partners’ countries and also in 16 more European Countries.

 

The general objectives of the IO1 were to explore in detail the situation, problems and skills assessment possibilities of women from that exclusion groups segregated per age generations and to propose future actions for the key national stakeholders based on their urgent needs assessed and the necessary skills for entrepreneurial start-up of people with special needs and in special situation. 

 

Ultimately, 8 focus groups were organized in total with the participation of 10 to 12 stakeholders in each partner’s country. In addition, a survey has been conducted by all partners and in total 424 Questionaries were completed, with 381 of them coming from the partners’ countries and the rest 43, collected from other EU countries that have participated in the project. 

 

Training activities 

 

In order to host collaborative virtual environments and to facilitate the implementation of online learning classes, an Online Platform has been developed. At this moment, each partner has provided 3 experts as trainers, in order for them to participate in an online Training of Trainers, that will be held in January and will introduce them in the Learning Curriculum that has been previously prepared, including different topics about basic entrepreneurship procedures and also marketing strategies. 

 

Future steps…

 

After the completion of the training of the trainers, the actual Training of Learners will begin in February. In this piloting phase, disadvantaged women will have the opportunity to participate in the learning activities with will be implemented via the projects’ Online Platform

 

Furthermore, in the last phase of the projects’ implementation an innovative Mentoring procedure will be created with a 6-month duration, during which, at least 40 interested women entrepreneurs will be able to receive an initial support and advices from experienced experts in the sector that they want to work on or are oriented. 

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