• Debates, activities and collaboration between European countries: Guardistallo hosted the third WomenEquity activity.
• Finnova continues to bring its European dimension to the project and is already preparing the final event in Brussels.
The municipality of Guardistallo, in the heart of Italy, hosted the third activity of the WomenEquity project, a European project that aims to favour women’s access to the labour market. Held on 30 November and 1 December, the event followed in the successful footsteps of previous activities in Benaguasil and Lourinha.
Under the theme “Solidarity in Critical Times”, the third activity highlighted the urgent need to address the barriers women face in the labour market. WomenEquity, developed in collaboration with several European organisations from Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia, aims to actively engage individuals and organisations to promote gender equality and provide practical tools to improve the situation of women.
During the event in Guardistallo, numerous collaborative discussions took place between institutions, trade unions and delegations, all committed to gender equality, to share experiences, identify common challenges and explore possible solutions. The event also offered a wide range of activities: participants enjoyed interactive games, practical workshops and cultural exchanges, ending with a final musical show, exclusively starring talented women who demonstrated their skills and passion on stage. The activities not only enriched the participants’ experience, but also strengthened the links between the various organisations and communities represented, adding a special touch to the days of solidarity and collaboration, on the road to building a more equitable future for all women.
Final event in Brussels
Finnova, a key partner in this project, has once again played a key role in providing its essential European dimension. The Foundation is now preparing the final event in Brussels of this public-private partnership project that seeks to raise awareness, reduce barriers, and find solutions.
About the Finnova Foundation
Finnova is the Spanish-Belgian non-profit foundation based in Brussels and Spain, working for the promotion and development of innovation and entrepreneurship in the EU. Finnova’s experience in leading communication and dissemination activities for European projects is combined with a proven track record in business creation and entrepreneurship support programmes, such as accelerators, incubators and events, as well as its commitment to training and employability of young people.
About the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme
The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme funds citizens’ engagement, equality for all and the implementation of EU rights and values. The programme brings together the former Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme and the former Europe for Citizens programme. It thus promotes exchanges between people from different countries, strengthens mutual understanding and tolerance, and provides the opportunity to broaden perspectives and develop a sense of European belonging and identity through twinning and town networks. The programme follows a bottom-up approach while offering, in particular to town networks, the opportunity to focus on EU priorities.
With a budget of €137,435EUR, the project is led by Benaguasil Town Council togehter with a consortium of six other organisations from Italy, Portugal, Greece, Romania, Slovenia and Belgium.
WOMENEQUITY is part of the Networks of Cities call of the Citizenship, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV), and seeks to address women’s access to the labour market from a European perspective, thanks to the collaboration between municipalities such as Benaguasil, Botosani, Lourinha or Guardistalo in cooperation with private entities such as Finnova or Fifty-Fifty. Through this public-private partnership, the aim is to raise awareness and seek solutions to reduce these barriers and improve their conditions. The project also aims to raise awareness and involve all citizens in this reality, as well as public and private entities, offering work tools based on equality to achieve greater inclusion of women in the labour market.