Let’s Raise the Curtain – Creative workshop for European women from rural context

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  • To improve active citizenship and local development of European rural areas by increasing a sense of ownership of the European Union among one of the most marginalized inhabitants: women
  • To share European rural women cultures and traditions and the problems faced in European rural areas
  • To discuss on how Europe can improve rural women life quality
  • To learn about intercultural learning process
  • To elaborate creative strategies to develop active participation and a European identity within women coming from rural European areas and to improve the participation of men in this process


  • Presentations and group discussions about the difficulties faced by women who live in the rural areas, gender discrimination in European rural areas, women’s rights, equal opportunities and rural Europe
  • Reflection groups on legal instruments to prevent gender discrimination in rural Europe
  • Development of skills and competences in European funding opportunities and project building
  • Creative groups: strategies to improve women participation in rural areas
  • Development of new European projects



  • Coordinator: CESIE – European Centre of Studies and Initiatives (Italy)
  • Mediterranean SOS Network and Polydynamo Center for Social Intervention (Greece)
  • NGO Generating Ideas (Estonia)
  • Positive Mind (Latvia)
  • Bulgarian Network for Child and Youth Trafficking Prevention (Bulgaria)
  • OCRE – Associacao para a Valorizacao do Ambiente, Cultura, Patrimonio e Lazer (Portugal)
  • AkiDwa- African Women’s Network (Ireland)
  • Biedriba Skalbes (Latvia)
  • Overhalla kommune (Norway)
  • Progresit (Slovakia)
  • Prosvasi NGO (Cyprus)

The project

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Date of the project

16/11/2008 – 24/11/2008

DG of reference

DG EAC, Europe for Citizens Programme – 2.3. Active civil society in Europe




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