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Project Summary

The network MEDITER – Euro-Mediterranean cooperation Network, AISBLMEDITER-Women for Change was  a biennal project (2011-2012) funded by the EuropeAid Cooperation Office, which managed the external cooperation programs of the EU.

The overall objective of the project MEDITER – Women for Change aimed to strengthen women’s leadership within local authorities and NGOs and, through them, to provide an appropriate response to the economic, political and cultural risks of marginalism in the Mediterranean region, one of the strategic areas of European gravity.

Indirectly, the project aimed to reduce the risk of crises (economic, political and social) in the Mediterranean, through the strengthening of women’s representation in the areas of administrative hierarchy and decision-making positions within the local authorities and NGOs.

To achieve these objectives, the project aimed in particular to achieve the following two specific objectives:

1.Increasing the preparation level and the access to decision-making positions of women by developing an ongoing program of higher education for women-manager of local authorities and NGOs.

2.Encouraging a permanent exchange between women-manager of public and nonprofit sectors on subjects of common interest, through the creation of a thematic network dedicated to the development of cultural policies.

Under the second goal, in January 2011  the network MEDITER – Euro-Mediterranean Network for cooperation has been created.