Women in local development
Steering Group Meetings
The overall aim of this project is to bring about an exchange of experience and transfer of learning between partners seeking to strengthen their approach and commitment to an 'inclusive' approach to local development which incorporates a gender equality dimension. In so doing the project will also aim to:
- Disseminate research and information relating to gender and local development initiatives.
- Identify and disseminate good practice where it does exist.
- Promote positive action to address gender equality within local social and economic development.
To realise this overall aim, this project has the following specific objectives:
Undertake three transnational local development peer review workshops. The workshops would focus on the following three specific sub-areas directly linked to the two overarching themes of the project:
- Strategies, priorities and monitoring issues in relation to local development and gender equality
- Patterns of involvement and consultation issues in relation to gender equality
- Methodologies for assessing women’s needs and relationship to service provision issues
Each workshop would bring together a delegation of 3 to 4 participants from each partner locations plus expert input and good practice case studies from outside the project partnership. The aim will be share experience and also result in the production of good practise case studies. The workshops would also support in the development of local action plans for gender equality in local development.
The establishment of Local Action Groups (LAG's) at a local level which would act as the catalyst for local/regional change. Each LAG would be cross-sectoral and have a minimum of 12 members. The members of the LAGs would participate in the transnational programme, local dissemination and also development of the local mapping and linked action plans.
Undertake a local mapping exercise and develop a local development and gender equality action plan. This mapping exercise would be linked to the three key areas outlined above.The aim is that through the transnational local development peer reviews, local action plans would incorporate identified "good practice" in addressing gender equality in local development. The aim here would be to create local action plans which also provide a means for wider dissemination and implementation of project outcomes.
To develop an online good practice exchange and development forum, which would bring together access to resources, case studies connections with practioners and policy officers for developing services for the target group. The aim being to pool the experience within the partnership and beyond in order to create an online resource that can be useful in disseminating good practise. This would draw on the work undertaken in the workshops but also include a wider mapping exercise.
This project has a number of expected results and outputs:
- The establishment of 8 Local Action Groups which would act as the catalyst for local/regional change. Each LAG would be cross-sectoral and have a minimum of 12 members
- 3 Transnational peer review workshops which would focus on:
- Strategies, priorities and monitoring issues in local development
- Patterns of involvement and consultation issues;
- Methodologies for assessing women's needs and relationship to service provision issues
- Each workshop would bring together 3 delegates from each of the LAG's plus external experts and invited delegates from organisations/networks active in the related area.
- 3 peer review workshop reports. These would incorporate an overview (state of the art) of the sub theme; linked good practice case studies and links to relevant publications and websites
- 8 Local dissemination workshops which would disseminate the outcomes locally/regionally
- The creation of an online policy and good practice exchange which would have the following elements:
- Case studies of practice relating to the three areas of focus
- Links to relevant websites and publications
- Profiles of LAG members in order to facilitate networking across LAGs .
- 8 Local action plans which would seek to incorporate good practice identified through the transnational exchange programme
- Disseminate the results transnationally via existing networks and websites and thus promote the importance of gender equality in local development.
- Evaluation/ Final overarching report which would act as the "portal" for non-project partners to access the project effectively and thus seek to maximise the transfer of learning.
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Project Steering Group (PSG)
The Project Steering Group consists of one representative from each partner. The PSG is responsible for the development and implementation of an agreed action plan to achieve the project goals as well as undertaking regular monitoring of progress against stated targets and outcomes. The project steering group will meet for 2 days at the start of the project and 3 more times during the project life. In addition there will be, as required telephone conferencing in terms of ensuring effective co-ordination and implementation of agreed actions.
Members of the Steering Group:
Fabiola Lo Presti - Euroconsult, Enna - Italy
Fruzsina Baumann - Regional Social Welfare resources Centre, Budapest - Hungary
Imad el Kaka - Municipality of Rotterdam - The Netherlands
Juan Pedregosa - Innovacion, Transferencia y Desarrollo (ITD), Barcelona - Spain
Katarzyna Bekasiak - Polska Federacja Klubow Business and Professional Women
Anna Sirmoglou - Birmingham Race Action Partnership, Birmingham - UK
Raffaella Gonella - The gate, Torino - Italy
Silvia Celani - Fondazione Mondo Digitale, Rome - Italy
Annachiara Pecchini - QeC-ERAN, Brussels - Belgium
First Steering Group Meeting
The first Project Steering Group meeting took place in Brussels the 22/23 of January.
Second Steering Group Meeting
The second Steering Group Meeting will take place in Poznan on 16 May 2007
Third Steering Group Meeting
The third Steering Group Meeting took place in Rome on the 17th of October 2007.
Forth Steering Group Meeting
The forth Steering Group Meeting took place in Brussels on the 14th of December 2007.
Lead Partner: QeC-ERAN
Regional Social Welfare Resources Centre
Fondazione mondo digitale
Comitato Progetto Porta Palazzo - The Gate
Municipality of Rotterdam, department of Youth, Education and Society Rotterdam
Polska Federacja Klubow Business and Professional Women
Innovacion, Transferencia y Desarrollo (ITD)
Birmingham Race Action Partnership