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Women's Network for Future of Europe - WONET

General aim: Contribution to strengthening and capacity building of women for political articulation of gender inequality, building gender solidarity through networking of women at local and European levels.

Specific aims: Increasing the involvement of women in identification and articulation of public policy issues they face in the countries involved; Creating preconditions for political articulation of gender inequality through the creation of sustainable and quality network of women.

The project has been approved as part of the European Commission program Europe for Citizens, Strand 2 Measure 2.2 Network of towns.

The context of the project is social regression to traditionalism as consequence of wars that raged after the fallout of the SFRY.

The project promotes active and visible participation in establishing gender perspective in policies and programs.

As an important aspect of European civility and values, women's activism will be encouraged and improved due to regional networking, exchange of knowledge and experience and communication with local community and relevant public bodies. During the project, local communities will become more aware of the social position of women and motivated to take part in social change for equality.

The project consists of five activities:

Seminar - "Women and Education", 22 -25.10.2015, Belgrade, Serbia

Seminar - "Women, Politics and the Media", 03-06.12.2015, Sandorligo, Italy

Seminar - "Women, Employment and Social Policy", 25-28.02.2016, Postojna, Slovenia

Seminar - "Women and Family Law", 14-17.04.2016, Jelsa-Hvar, Croatia

Final conference - 12-14.06.2016, Belgrade, Serbia

Project activities are designed to motivate participants and enable them to research, understand and create their social identity.

Throughout seminars, local and national public policies will be analyzed in frames of specific seminar topics.

Following each activity, participants will continue working on case study in teams, using photo reportage as tool for expression.

Case study in form of photo reportage is an instrument to increase visibility of social position of women. The exhibition of photo reportages produced during the project will be promoted as a campaign advocating for gender equality policy.

Throughout the project, partnering local communities will build capacities for social development by implementing values of gender equality and social justice.

Every seminar is attended by 6 participants from guest states and 12 host participants, totaling 30 participants per seminar. Participants may be of any age and they may apply for one of the seminars. Teams of participants from each state are obliged to prepare desk research on the seminar topic, as well as the presentation of data in duration of 20 minutes maximum.

The product of each seminar will be in form of 4 photo reportages, one from each participating state. The format of photo reportage is up to 8000 characters of text and up to 10 photographs. The project will produce 16 photo reportages in total and all of them will be exhibited in public space on occasion of opening of the final conference. After Belgrade, the exhibition will travel through partner towns. The product of the project is the brochure of 100 pages, issued in 500 copies.

More infos at www.wonet.eu.