Democracy and participation, Social inclusion

Floral Future III

A Floral Future III - an initiative for civic education and activism and the promotion of tolerance, awareness of women's rights and openness

Creators

Who is behind this?

Doroteja Valenta

Hrvatsko žensko društvo Pleternica

https://hzd.hr/

Croatia

Who is joining forces?

City of Pleternica

http://pleternica.hr/

Croatia


The city of Pleternica has enough technical and management capacity for a partnership role in this project.

Idea

Idea pitch

Our idea contributes to the strengthening of democracy and active citizenship. Disadvantaged women through project activities, training in floriculture, education and growing and planting flowers to be actively involved in the life of the local community and thus contribute to its development, promotion of human rights, dialogue, understanding, gaining positive experiences and gaining insight into examples of good practice.

Where will your project idea take place?

The project idea will take place in Pleternica, Požega-Slavonia County.

What is the local challenge?

The city of Pleternica has 37 suburban settlements that have a low level of social cohesion and few opportunities for civic and political learning and action. On the other hand, we have 2,668 unemployed persons registered in the records of the Croatian Employment Service (CES) in Požega-Slavonia County. Of that number, we have a total of 1,469 unemployed women in Požega-Slavonia County. Of these, 257 unemployed women in the city of Pleternica. Currently, activity and employment rates are lower for women than for men, and statistically, the structure of employees in Požega-Slavonia County is dominated by male labor force, and compared to 2009, there was no significant change in the gender structure of employees. Women are often discriminated against and do not have access to education.

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

Disadvantaged women through project activities, training in floriculture, education and growing and planting flowers to be actively involved in the life of the local community and thus contribute to its development, promotion of human rights, understanding, gaining positive experiences and gaining insight into examples of good practice. By acquiring basic competencies, women will participate in both non-formal and formal forms of education with less prejudice and fear, and thus make themselves and Croatian society as a whole flexible enough to adequately respond to today's difficult social and economic challenges. The added value of this project is the fact that through training and education, participants gain self-confidence and social contacts that they did not have before.

Who are you doing it for?

The project is aimed at addressing the specific needs of vulnerable groups of women belonging to the target group of disadvantaged women - unemployed and inactive women from rural areas.

How do you plan to get there?

1.) Implementation of training for 20 women with the aim of acquiring new skills and creating wider opportunities in finding a job through floristry.
2.) Implementation of civic education education - 1 cycle of education through 5 days. The trainings will be focused, for example, on the following topics: rules of living together; different roles in society; rights and responsibilities; basic principles of civil and civil society; how to become a member of a social group; democratic decision-making and setting common goals, equality and the fight against discrimination; raising awareness of women's rights, etc.)
3.) Implementation of the practical part in the greenhouse
4.) Civic actions in the local community - planting flowers in the city's public areas
5.) Project promotion

What are the expected results?

Included 20 women from rural areas; Trained 20 women in floriculture; 20 educated women on civic education; 20 women completed the practical part of the training in the greenhouse; Procurement, cultivation and planting of flowers on areas (10,000 seedlings); promoted project; awarded 20 certificates of participation in the training.

How does your initiative contribute to strengthening democracy in Europe?

We will promote the active citizenship of disadvantaged women, which will bring them closer to the institutions and promote their democratic participation regardless of their disadvantage and social exclusion. The project seeks to support the active inclusion of disadvantaged women in the democratic life of the community by raising awareness of active citizenship and civic education.
The envisaged education on civic education will create an open and effective civil society and active citizens at all levels of society that will be a stronghold of democracy in Europe, especially in times of polarization and deep political divisions.

What is your story?

The idea is important to us because it is a continuation of a long and maintained story. Encouraged by the successful implementation of the implemented projects, Phase III should be investigated, in which activities will be directed towards WOMEN in an unfavorable world - unemployed and inactive women from rural areas. The project will activate 20 women from rural areas and provide them with realistic opportunities for better positioning in the labor market. This idea is a clear initiative to address social problems and needs in the community.

€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Civic Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Training cost -11.000,00 EUR
Cost of education on civic education - 1.400,00 EUR
Cost of volunteer allowance for 20 women - 16.000,00 EUR
Project manager cost - 11.300,00 EUR
Refreshment costs with education and training - 3.000,00 EUR
Cost of training materials -6.300,00 EUR
Project promo6.tion cost - 1.000,00 EUR

What do you need from the Civic Europe community?

It will be important to have feedback from the members of the community on the relevance of this project. There will be appreciated, suggestions on effective methodologies that may be applied to women from rural areas and involve them in civic actions.

Team

Hrvatsko žensko društvo Pleternica

marija.saric.pl

Idea created on May 26, 2020

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