Since the organisation of BalticFem was not constituted until the fall 2002 our members have managed the EU project ”Women’s participation in the European Dialogue on Employment Strategies” through our sister organisation in Norrtälje, Resursnätet from December 2001 until February 2003. The project ended February 15th, 2003, but we will continue to work with the results, disseminating and continuing the network for some time ahead.
The EU project ”Women’s participation in the European Dialogue on Employment Strategies” had several points of departures i.e. the need to:
- Involve more women in the dialogue around employment strategies and labor market measures both on regional and European level.
- Mainstream gender equality in employment measures, especially at regional level.
- Exchange knowledge and ideas on labor market measures between Member States and candidate countries.
- Design measures in order to increase women’s participation on the labour market.
This project was funded by the European Commission, DG Employment and Social affairs.
Participant project partners come from the EU member states Sweden, Germany, Portugal, Italy and Greece.
The project contractor was Norrtälje Municipality, Gunnel Löfqvist, Chief of planning.
Project partners were Resursnätet, Sweden, Margareta Spång, Project Manager. Cecoa, Portugal, Maria José Janardo. Ressourcen center, Germany, Dr Christiane Bannuscher. Cofidi, Italy, Roberta Messina and Iole Candido. KEK DNI Magnisias, Greece, Petros Kranias. As evaluators we have Encounter AB, Sweden, Inger Danilda and Interkomp AB, Kicki Stridh.