Community development, Urban and rural development

A WOMAN'S SMALL WORLD

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW TO USE FEMININE CREATIVITY AND POSSIBILITIES? LET'S GIVE WOMEN TOOLS AND KNOWLEDGE AND CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM TO DEVELOP THEIR SMALL COMMUNITIES.

Creators

Who is behind this?

Agnieszka Kawecka

Institute of New Technologies

http://newtechlodz.com

Poland

Idea

Idea pitch

WOMEN - WEAKER SEX?CERTAINLY NOT IN THIS PROJECT. WOMEN ARE THE STRENGTH OF OUR PROJECT. THE PROJECT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED BY GIRLS AND WOMEN (OVER 15 YEARS OLD) FROM TOWNS BELOW 20.000 RESIDENTS THAT ARE LOCATED IN THE LODZ REGION. PROJECTS CREATED BY WOMEN WILL COVER A VARIETY OF TOPICS. WE WILL PLACE GREAT EMPHASIS ON PROJECTS INVOLVING ENTIRE COMMUNITIES OF GIVEN WOMEN'S GROUPS.THE MAIN GOAL WILL BE TO ACTIVATE WOMEN AND GIRLS FROM SMALL TOWNS, ENGAGING THEM IN DESIGNING CHANGE IN THEIR SURROU

Where will your project idea take place?

THE PROJECT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE ŁÓDŹ VOIVODESHIP IN TOWNS AND VILLAGES OF UP TO 20,000 RESIDENTS.

What is the local challenge?

WITH OUR PROJECT,WE WANT TO REACH THE “CIVIC DESERT”, WHERE THE FUNDS AND GRANT OPPORTUNITIES DON’T EXIST. IN MANY OF THESE CITIES, NGOS DO NOT OPERATE, GRASSROOTS ACTIVITIES ARE NOT UNDERTAKEN, LIFELONG EDUCATION ISN'T KNOWN. WE WANT TO INCREASE WOMEN'S COMMITMENT TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF LOCAL COMMUNITIES, SHOW THAT WORKING IN INTERGENERATIONAL GROUPS CAN CREATE INTERESTING ACTIVITIES THAT WILL CONTINUE AFTER PROJECT. WE WANT TO SHOW THE TOOLS AND METHODS OF WORKING WITH LOCAL GROUPS AND DESIGNING ACTIVITIES.THROUGH OUR PROJECT WE GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES TO IMPLEMENT THEIR FIRST PROJECTS AND SHOW THAT THEY CAN.WE WANT TO INCREASE COMMUNITY COHESION AND THE PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN ALL AGES. WOMEN WILL GET INVOLVED IN THE REAL PROBLEMS OF THE PLACES AND SOLVE IT BY THE MINIGRANT

How does your idea strengthen democracy and active citizenship at a local and community level?

PROJECT INVOLVES WOMEN DIFFERENT AGES AND SHOW THEIR STRENGHTS.MOST OF ENGAGEMNET PROCESS STARTS FROM UNDERTAKEN GRASSROOTS SMALL PROJECTS.WHEN SOCIAL ACTIVITY IS LOW, THEREFULLY PEOPLE EXPECT THAT SOMEONE ELSE (LOCAL GOVERNMENT) WILL SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS.PEOPLE WHO ARE ABLE TO SEE THE LOCAL PROBLEMS AND WANTS TO INVOLVE IN THE SOLVING PROCESS STRENGTHEN THEIR SOCIAL COMPETENCES.
WOMEN' IDEAS AND ACTIONS MAY BE CONTINUED AFTER THE PROJECT.WE WILL SUPPORT GROUPS THAT DECIDE TO CREATE A FORMAL ORGANIZATION.PROJECT WILL INVOLVE WOMEN WHO ARE NOT SOCIALLY INVOLVED. OUR PROJECT PROMOTES LEARNING IN PRACTICE AND ENCOURAGES VOLUNTEERING EVERY AGE

Who are you doing it for?

OUR FIRST GROUP OF RECIPIENTS OF THE PROJECT ARE WOMEN OVER 15 YEARS OLD. WE ARE INTENDING TO INVOLVE 20 GROUPS X MIN. 5 PERSONS THAT WILL INITIATE CHANGES IN THEIR ENVIRONMENT. WOMEN WILL LIVE AREAS FROM THE ŁÓDZKIE VOIVODESHIP TO 20,000 RESIDENTS. EACH OF IMPLEMENTED PROJECTS WHICH WILL BE CREATED BY DIFFERENT WOMEN'S GROUPS WILL HAVE OTHER LOCAL RECIPIENTS. WOMEN'S PROJECTS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN VARIOUS AREAS DEPENDING ON LOCAL NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY. WOMEN LEARN HOW TO MAP THE NEEDS, DESIGN A CHANGE AND ACT EFFECTIVELY. EACH GROUPS SHOW THEIR OWN PERSPECTIVE OF ACTIVITIES AND USES 1000 EURO GRANT TO IMPROVE ENGAGEMENT AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY. WE CREATE INTERGENERATION AND INTERNATIONAL GROUPS WHICH GUARANTEES A VARIOUS PERSPECTIVE OF LOOKING AT A PROBLEM

How do you plan to get there?

WE WILL START FROM MAPPING OUT GROUPS THAT WOULD LIKE TO IMPLEMENT INTERESTING PROJECTS FOR THEIR LOCAL SOCIETY.WE WILL PROMOTE INTERGENERATION GROUPS. EVERY GROUP THAT DECIDES TO PARTICIPATE IN AND WILL MEET CRITERIA, RECEIVE A MENTOR AND SUBSTANTIVE SUPPORT. GROUPS TAKE PART IN TRAINING ON CREATIVE IDEATHON, WRITING MINI GRANTS, TEAM MANAGEMENT AND RESOURCES, EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIVITIES CONCERNING GIVEN COMMUNITY, AND BEGGINGS WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE GROUP MENTOR, YOU WILL MAP THE NEEDS OF YOUR COMMUNITIES, LOOK FOR INTERESTING SOLUTIONS AND CREATE YOUR PROJECT WHICH WILL RECEIVE 1000 EURO AFTER EXPERT EVALUATION. THE MENTOR WILL BE INVOLVED IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECT AND ITS’ EVALUATION. THE STORIES OF WOMEN AND THEIR IDEAS WILL BE PRESENTED IN THE ONLINE ALBUM

What are the expected results?

OUR SUCCESS WILL BE SUCCESSES OF OUR PARTICIPANTS.
* STRENGTHENING LOCAL COMMUNITIES THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ACTIONS
*20 LOCAL MINI-GRANTS WHICH WILL DEVELOP LOCAL COMMUNITIES
*KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN INSPIRING, CREATING AND IMPLEMENTING IDEAS
*SUPPORT FOR MIN. 100 WOMEN WHO WANT TO CHANGE SOMETHING
*SIGNAL FOR ORGANIZATIONS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT THAT THE UPPER INITIATIVES ARE SENSED
*BUILDING INTER-GENERATION COOPERATION
*INCREASING MOTIVATION AND FEELING OWN VALUE AMONG WOMEN
* CHANGES IN AREAS WITH LESS CHANCE
* DEVELOPMENT OF NECESSARY INITIATIVES NECESSARY FOR RESIDENTS
* ESTABLISHING NEW PARTNERSHIPS
* STRENGTHENING SOCIAL COHESION
*ONLINE ALBUM WHICH PRESENT SUCCESSFUL IDEAS OF WOMEN AND WILL INSPIRE OTHER COMMUNITIES TO UNDERTAKE SAME OR SIMILAR ACTIONS

How does your initiative contribute to strengthening democracy in Europe?

OUR PROJECT HINTS TO INCLUDE LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN ACTIVITIES THAT ARE IMPLEMENTED FOR THIS COMMUNITY, BASED ON NEEDS OF LOCAL PEOPLE. IN OUR PROJECT WE WILL PROMOTE A NETWORK BETWEEN SECTORAL AND INTER-GENERAL DIALOGUE AND A NETWORK BETWEEN WOMEN IN DIFFERENT AGES AND A LOCAL COMMUNITY FOR WHOM WILL PROVIDE A PROJECT. WE WILL TEACH HOW TO DO RESEARCH, CONSULTATION AND GENERATE ACTIONS TO MEET NEEDS. SOCIALLY ACTIVE PEOPLE FREQUENTLY ENGAGE IN OTHER INITIATIVES, WANT TO TAKE A VOICE, FIGHT FOR MINORITY RIGHTS. WE WANT TO DEVELOP THESE COMPETENCES IN PARTICIPANTS. WE SHOULD START THE CITIZENS 'COMMITMENT TO THE LOWEST RUNG. IMPROVING THESE COMPETENCES WE BECOME MORE INVOLVED AT THE REGIONAL AND EUROPEAN LEVEL, BY OBSERVING THINGS THAT WE HAVE NEVER CARE ABOUT

What is your story?

ONE OF THE ORGANIZATION'S STATUTORY PURPOSES IS SUPPORTING WOMEN AT THE LOCAL REGIONAL AND EUROPEAN LEVEL. OPERATING ON THE MARKET FOR SEVERAL YEARS, WE SEE THE NEED TO INCLUDE LESS DEVELOPED AREAS, WHERE AID MEASURES ARE SMALL. MANY OF THESE PLACES ARE NOT DEVELOPING SOCIALLY, EDUCATIONAL AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES ARE SMALL. INT PROMOTES THE LODZ REGION AND WANTS TO SUPPORT INITIATIVES TAKEN BY WOMEN WHO ALWAYS INSPIRE, ARE CREATIVE, THIRST FOR SOCIAL COOPERATION. WE BELIEVE THAT THE POTENTIAL OF WOMEN IN OUR REGION IS NOT USED PROPERLY.

€ 49200,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

OFFICE COSTS: 3000 EURO
EXPERTS/TRAINERS TRAVEL: 2400 EURO
COMMUNICATION & PROMOTION, SOCIAL MEDIA, OFFLINE PROMOTION: 4800 EURO
PERSONEL COSTS – TRAINERS/MENTORS/ SUPERVISORS/ COORDINATOR/EXPERTS CHECKING THE GRANTS : 16000 EURO
MINIGRNATS AMOUNT: 20 000 EURO
ALBUM costs: 3000 EURO
OWN FINANCE CONTRIBUTION 800 EURO

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

WE HOPE THAT THE IDEA WILL ENJOY THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND WILL BE ENJOYED BY TEAM CIVIC EUROPE.

Team

INT

Idea created on May 20, 2020
Last edit on May 21, 2020

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