The project will address common Latvia’s and Estonia’s cross-border challenges related to social exclusion of women who stay at home with their pre-school-age children, do not participate in labour market and belong to largest ethnic minorities, such as the Russians, Belarusians, Ukrainians and Poles. These women often suffer from a variety of factors, including post-natal depression, limited social circle, the need to perform routine unsatisfying tasks every day, low self-esteem and self-confidence, inability to realize their potential through work or other activities, no income.
The project will create a holistic model for social inclusion of target group representatives (TGRs) through employability, entrepreneurship, volunteering and networking, as well as develop an interactive ICT platform offering mentoring, networking, matchmaking and self-learning possibilities. A total of 14 events will be alternately carried out during the project life-time: Round-table discussions on employment, Entrepreneurship Days “Running own business is an option!” and Networking people-to-people events. Volunteering options will also be provided.
Innovative approach will be applied to networking events (“Turn a simple activity into a business”), Volunteering (“Tell an employer what to do”) and mentoring, which will be organized like a marathon and contain elements of employment and entrepreneurship simulation.
As a result of project activities, social inclusion of TGRs along with their satisfaction level will significantly improve. Having happier self-fulfilled mothers would mean having healthier, stronger and more stable families and, therefore, communities in general. It is expected that 460 TGRs will be influenced by the project and 100-120 stakeholders will be involved in the activities. Thus, better visibility and increased awareness of problems and needs faced by TGRs will also be achieved.Read more
Expected Results (EN): R4.1. Communities with improvements
Expected Outputs (EN):
As a result of project activities, social inclusion of women who stay at home with their pre-school-age children, do not participate in labour market and belong to Latvia’s and Estonia’s largest ethnic minorities will be significantly improved.
It is expected that at least 460 TGRs from Riga and Zemgale in Latvia (230 persons) and Kirde-Eesti in Estonia (230 persons) will participate in project activities. Thus, 460 TGRs together with their familities, friends and colleagues will be influenced by the project.
The total number of TGRs involved was calculated the following way:
- 80 TGRs (20 x 4) will take part in round-table discussions on employment;
- 120 TGRs (30 x 4) will attend Entrepreneurship Days;
- 120 TGRs (20 x 6) will participate in networking events;
- 120 TGRs will actively use the ICT platform during the project life-time;
- 20 TGRs (10 x 2) will take advantage of volunteering opportunities.
100-120 stakeholders will be involved in project activities.
Holistic model for social inclusion of TGRs through employment, entrepreneurship, volunteering and networking will be developed, piloted and released for all interested parties. Therefore, relevant organizations, such as educational institutions, municipalities, social services, business support organizations and NGOs will be able to serve the needs of TGRs more effectively.
ICT platform for TGRs will be developed, piloted and updated to the final version based on feedback received.
Better visibility and increased awareness of problems and needs faced by TGRs will be achieved.
Due to the project, communities in Riga, Zemgale and Kirde-Eesti will become stronger, cohesive, healthier and more resilient, as the social and professional well-being of TGRs will increase as a result of a more active engagement in social and work life. Risk of marginalization will be decreased.Read more
More people benefiting from stronger Central Baltic communities
(10) investing in education, training and vocational training for skills and lifelong learning by developing education and training infrastructure
(10 ETC) ETC specific, for cross-border cooperation: investing in education, training and vocational training for skills and lifelong learning by developing and implementing joint education, vocational training and training schemes
Lead Partner (EN):
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies
Latvijas Lauksaimniecības universitāte
Faculty of Economics and Social Development
Liela Street 2, LV-3001 Jelgava, Latvia
EUR 156 691.00
EUR 123 785.89
- TTK University of Applies Sciences
Institute of Service Economy / EE007, Kirde-Eesti, 46609 Mõdriku, Lääne-Virumaa, Tiigivahe Street 2
Pärnu Street 62, 10135 Tallinn, Estonia
EUR 79 065.00
EUR 62 461.35
- Lääne-Viru College
Tiigivahe Street 2, 46609 Mõdriku, Lääne-Virumaa, Estonia
EUR 3 818.00
EUR 3 016.22