News | 13 Mar 2024

Rural women in social green entrepreneurship – training materials available

The ERASMUS+ project ‘WE GREEN’ recently concluded its activities – explore a range of practical education and training resources to foster social green entrepreneurship among women in rural communities.

Rural women in social green entrepreneurship
Image by the WEGREEN project

Discover the Rural Pact good practice on the ‘WEGREEN’ project and explore the project website for a collection of training materials, including: 

  • an analytical report on rural women’s green social entrepreneurship in Cyprus, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia, and the EU level; 
  • a set of good practices
  • an e-learning platform to build educators’ capacities; 
  • guidelines for trainers, covering green, digital, entrepreneurial, social, and rural women’s skills; 
  • guide for stakeholders identifying challenges and solutions, and practical policy interventions to support social economy enterprises led by rural women;
  • handouts and infographics available in five languages.

The project held its final event in Brussels, Belgium on 14-15 February 2024 highlighting that:

  • rural women are facing a ‘triple divide’: gender, rural and digital;
  • infrastructural support and more holistic approaches are needed to ensure long-term care for the elderly and early child care, which are essential to enable women to participate in the local economy;
  • social farming and social and green procurement represent important opportunities for rural women.