On November 10, 2022, IDP joined the second transnational meeting of MORE, a Project co-funded by the ErasmusPlus Programme of the European Commission, which brings together eight Partners from six different countries (Spain, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Romania and Spain). The meeting was held in hybrid mode and hosted by IHF in Brussels.

Partners gathered in a crucial phase of the project. The MORE consortium is completing the study on the multifunctionality of rural women as a new paradigm for rural development and regeneration, culminating in the delivery of final guidelines and recommendations. Partners also discussed the status of the implementation of co-creation events and the delivery of training courses. In the co-creation events, primary stakeholders have been involved in the activities, enabling the collection of crucial inputs to design training & educational tools responding to the stakeholders’ needs.

The project management and methodology involve developing personalised project management, quality assurance and dissemination plans, and monitoring/evaluation tools. Thanks to the presence of Partners with a high level of experience and multiplication potential, the project will benefit from increased visibility and impact at the national and European levels.

The MORE project aims to improve access to and quality training opportunities and qualifications for rural EU women. Some of the critical skills needed for rural women empowerment include digital literacy, entrepreneurial mindset to be social entrepreneurs or self-employees, multilingual competencies, adaptation to climate change and ways to promote rural sustainability, work-life balance, and flexibility to adapt to radical changes such as the ones imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic on our societies and economies. MORE will improve access to these qualifications by developing high-quality educational content, easily replicable in other EU countries.

In the Project, IDP highlights in particular the role that Entrepreneurship could play in supporting multifuncionality of women as well as their active participation in local development processes.

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