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Erasmus+ Western Balkans “Women’s Communication for Solidarity – WomCom”

Erasmus+ Western Balkans “Women’s Communication for Solidarity – WomCom”

Programma ERASMUS+ KA2 –Western Balkan Youth Window

Project Context

In rural areas of the Western Balkans, where strong patriarchal values and gender inequality dominate, young women often face multiple forms of discrimination. Opportunities for communication, exchange and solidarity between young women in these areas and equal women from urban areas in the EU are weak. Improving specific communication skills and the opportunity to meet and exchange experiences, difficulties and good practices between women from different countries and areas can strengthen self-confidence and the active participation of all women involved.

Main objective

To increase the communication skills of young women in rural areas of the Western Balkans, in order to achieve progress in equal opportunities.

Specific objectives

Creating international solidarity between young women from rural communities in the Western Balkans and European urban communities
Increase the capacity of youth workers to facilitate and support young women’s social communication
Develop assertive and artistic communication skills of young women to express opinions and create an active impact in their communities
To increase the interest and knowledge among young rural women in the Western Balkans of European policies on gender equality, inclusion and active participation.
Launch a transnational celebration of the United Nations International Day of Rural Women in the communities involved in the project.

Main Activities

Youth workers exchange – Training “Communication”, Grocka/Belgrad (Serbia), 10/2017
Youth Exchange – Workshop “Solidarity”, Jelsa-Hvar (Croatia), 05/2018
Information and awareness campaign in all partner communities, October 2018
Final Conference, Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina), 01-03/02/2019, International Conference “Women’s Communication for Solidarity”.

Main results

Short films on assertive communication and murals in public places of local communities in partner countries.

Lead body:

  • Grocka Culture Center – Grocka/Belgrade, Serbia

Partners:

  • The Association of woman Sandglass-Kruševac, Serbia
  • TRIM VRBOSKA-Udruga za promicanje održivog razvoja na otoku – Jelsa/Hvar,Croatia
  • GEA – Societa Cooperativa Sociale – Padua, Italy
  • ASSOCIATION DES AGENCES DE LA DEMOCRATIE LOCALE – Strasbourg, France
  • Udruženje LDA – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Our short film on Assertive Communication on the project’s YouTube Page

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