MEMA – Network for Equal Opportunities wishes to contribute to the increase of economic independence of women, encourage them to form organised groups and achieve better integration of women into the economic environment. ESS is participating in the project as one of the partners.
Purpose, goals and results of the project
MEMA – Network for Equal Opportunities is a project for the support of female entrepreneurship.
The general objective of the project is increased awareness of gender equality and encouraging better integration of women into the economic environment (SMEs) as well as better organisation of female entrepreneurs in all Slovenian regions.
The specific objective of the project is the formation of regional councils of women in the economic environment at the level of 12 statistical regions.
The expected results of the project are changes in the area of involvement of women in economic development, which should become a part of common development strategies and guidelines, with the formation of regional councils of women in the economic environment.
The Employment Service of Slovenia is participating in the project as a partner, by submitting information regarding the labour market and by informing users about regional meetings of women and other activities of the project with the help of its own organisational network, website and Facebook pages.
Target groups of the project
(Young) educated women, female company representatives or female employers in small and medium-sized enterprises – SMEs (businesswomen), self-employed women or female entrepreneurs, support institutions for entrepreneurship and representatives of the economy.
The project lasts from 13.2.2015 to 30.4.2016.
The leading partner of the project on the Norwegian side is Athene Prosjektledelse and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia on the Slovenian side.
Other partners participating in the project: Institute META – Institute for Family and Female Entrepreneurship Development, Economic Institute Maribor, KonektOn Entrepreneurial Centre and Employment Service of Slovenia.
The project is partially financed by Norvegian Financiak Mechanism 2009–2014.
Tadea Vran Bertok: Tedea.VranBertok@ess.gov.si.
The project is presented on the web and on Facebook.