The MORE project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission, proudly announces the successful completion of its photographic contest. The contest, launched across seven rural territories in Europe, has played a vital role in promoting the multifunctional roles of women in rural areas and emphasizing their significance in preserving the essence of rural life in Europe.
The MORE project, which brings together eight Partners from six countries including Belgium, Italy, Romania, Greece, Spain, and Poland, is dedicated to enhancing the access to training opportunities and qualifications for EU rural women. Through the establishment of local “Rural Women Hubs” (RWHs), the project aims to empower and celebrate the contributions of women in rural communities.
The photographic contest held by each Rural Women Hub provided a captivating glimpse into the lives, businesses, and activities of women in rural areas. Participants showcased their artistic flair and storytelling abilities, illustrating the diverse and vital roles played by women in the rural landscapes of Europe.
Among the inspiring entries, one photograph stood out for its powerful portrayal of a rural woman’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for her craft: “La emprendedora”. The image, taken by Elena Monsalve, showcases her grandmother’s entrepreneurial endeavour as she stands proudly in the wine cellar of her home, atop a barrel, collecting a sample of wine for tasting.
The photograph beautifully captures the dedication and love which women invest in their businesses and activities; it does not only highlight the spirit of entrepreneurship but also celebrates the intergenerational knowledge and traditions passed down through families in rural Spain. It exemplifies the core values of the MORE project, showcasing the importance of preserving and promoting rural women’s contributions to the socio-economic fabric of Europe.
The MORE project extends its warmest congratulations to all the participants of the contest for their outstanding contribution. All the photographs received – which are published on the MORE Platform – stand as a testament to the invaluable contributions of rural women and their commitment to their families and communities. The images captured during this competition will serve as a tribute to their multifaceted roles and the pivotal role they play in the preservation and development of rural areas in Europe.
For more information about the MORE project and its initiatives, please visit https://www.moreproject.eu