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Madres Autónomas: Medidas y Estrategias para Conciliar vida familiar y laboral
Start date: Sep 1, 2016, End date: Aug 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The project "Autonomous Mothers: Measures and Strategies for Reconciling work and family life" is a multilateral strategic partnership between 4 European countries (Spain, Italy, Croatia and Greece) whose goal, in addition to its specific objectives, is to enable the development of networks, increase the ability to work transnationally, share and exchange ideas, practices and methods. The consulted datas for these EU countries reveal a serious unemployment situation for women, low rates of activity and employment, worse contracts and working conditions, including bad salaries and little social protection.Following the EU 2020 strategy, which has among its main objectives the growth of the employment rate and the fight against poverty and marginalization, we will provide a valuable assistance to women-mothers, addressing the double problems of unemployment and the need for reconciling work and family life.Mothers who do not work and who suffer any degree of social discomfort are our main target group. The project has been designed, primarily, in order to increase employment and to promote cooperation and lifelong learning by developing skills such as "entrepreneurship, digital skills and linguistic competences".We will realize, therefore, a series of activities that will give the opportunity to women-mothers to acquire basic and transversal skills in order to have access to the field of entrepreneurship and have the possibility to start a home-based business.The project guarantees non-formal learning methodologies, where the partners, together with participants will identify the best practices, through a local field study, and will create a network to share experiences and to generate a constructive debate. This network of relationships will be supported by the website and the e-learning platform.The main innovation will be the training activities that aim to acquire the necessary skills for personal and professional fulfillment of our target group in a modern, contemporary and sustainable version, without losing sight of the new technologies that are emerging in recent years. It is, therefore, a new opportunity to intensify development and economy, in addition to the promotion of entrepreneurship and the creation of new domestic businesses.An important added value of the project, towards a stronger European cooperation, will be given by the presence of 2 participants per partner at the Dissemination Seminary (E1) of Madrid, where they will be given the opportunity to participate in round tables, exchange of experiences, opinions and ideas in an international context.All partners will participate in all project activities:1) PreparationActivities related to project management, dissemination, field study to identify local examples of success and good practices on business activities that can be realized at home.2) Training ActivitiesTraining Course for small groups of women-mothers (10 people per country);E-learning Training through an online learning space for all interested people and for those who are active in the employment promotion.3) Impact and Monitoring ActivitiesThe project expects a positive impact that will lead to an enrichment of the educational opportunities given to women-mothers looking for a job, in line with the socio-economic context of the area in which it is developed. Being a strategic partnership, every community in partners countries will benefit from this. In this way the dissemination of results and good practices of the project will have a positve impact also at an international level.4) Dissemination of resultsTo disseminate the Intellectual Products (Training Course and Methodological Guide) and all the project results across Europe, we will use a database of materials, brochures, partner websites and digital magazines with Open-source Licenses and also several events will be organized in the countries of each partner. There will be two transnational meeting and a Dissemination Seminar (E1).5) Evaluation.Under these considerations, the proposed project operates in line with the concept of "sustainability" thanks to our work for combating unemployment through the development of business activities that can be carried out directly from home. We strongly believe that MAMEC project is presenting ample and concrete opportunities to innovate and promote the creation of new jobs and to motivate women-mothers in following their desires of personal and professional development.
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