GP Libra Sweden

EQUIJOBS – Leonardo da Vinci Programme

The European rural women have a lot of difficulties to improve their professional profile
and to be inserted in the labor market, because in their environment the employment
opportunities and the training resources are scarce. Moreover, some sectors with more
presence in the rural area have a low rate of female employment because exists a cultural
barrier to the employment of the women in this sectors. This project aims at incorporating
rural women in those sectors with more male presence, with the adaptation of training
paths and contents to the characteristics of rural women in these sectors, facilitating their
labor insertion. This way it will be incorporated the gender perspective in the activities to
the rural development, as it pretend to equal the employment rates between men and
women in the sectors present in the rural areas.
The goals of the project are: to detect and analyze the main sectors and professions in
which the woman has a low presence and are located in rural areas; to transfer the
methodology used in the LdV project “ROUTES” for rural areas and the training contents in
the construction sector developed in the Equal project “Dulcinea” and search good practices
of developing of training paths and contents in the detected sectors; to adapt this training
tools to rural women, validating them through pilot experiences; to make a valorization of
the project’s results during and after it, counting every time with the collaboration of the
rural women. The partnership that will participate in the project is formed by organizations
related with the rural area, employment and/or gender equality, and it will ensure the
implementation of the project’s results, because they are in direct contact with the target
group of the project.
As tangible results it will be obtained training paths and contents in different sectors
which the women have low presence, and a methodology adapted to the characteristics of
rural women. It will be done a study about the labor market in the rural areas and the
sectors with more percentage of male workers, and training needs analysis of the rural
women in these sectors. The intangible results of the project will be: to increase the
opportunities of training and the qualifications of rural women, to equal the employment
rates in sectors with more male presence, as well as their possibilities of labor insertion. The
methodology adapted to women will make that them find the vocational training more
attractive, and also they will feel more capable to participate in training in the vocational
training systems.