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WOMEN LEARNING TOGETHER (WLT)

Women Learning Together (WLT) is a collaborative project with organizations from Belgium, North Macedonia, Italy, Ireland and Spain, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

The project aims to work within and through the current crisis to create sustainable, innovative and most-of-all effective resources to empower women to map their ways towards economic inclusion through employment and self-employment.

Project activities are designed for women aged between 35 and 55 to support and empower recognition of their existing skills and experience, share opportunities for women to come together to support each other, learn from each other and inspire each other with ideas for creating shared value.

The main objectives of the project are:
- Opening up free access to innovative upskilling pathways for low-skilled women aged 35-55 that complement and link to national training pathways
- Validating existing skills and experience gained through life, family, work or self-employment
- Increase the peer networks, confidence-building and self-efficacy of low skilled women aged 35-55
- Develop and recognise new skills gained which open up new career pathways for employment or self-employment
- Raising awareness of the potential labour market impact of competence based development for women aged 35-55
- Placing a spotlight on how women can develop ideas and initiate entrepreneurial actions that can create social, cultural and economic value to address societal challenges.

View the ‘project outcomes’ page for more information on project objectives and how these will be delivered.

View ‘partners’ page for more information about the partnership organisations delivering the project.

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Opportunities to develop specific skills

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Why are women from 35-55 years of age?

Despite their recognized potential in the labor market, many women are not in or fall out of employment as they get older:

• Most of the current problems affect women of this age group from 35-55 years.

• Beside the big potential on the labor market that these women have, many of them do not get employment or they fall out as they get older.

• Unfortunately, the biggest percentage of unpaid work is done by women – gender gap in the unpaid work is between 6-8 hours in Nordic countries up to 15 hours in Central and South Europe.

• Women inactivity can be a forced choice, especially for those with low income and can’t afford care for the children.

• The unemployment rate of women is decreased as they get older

• However, it shouldn’t be allowed for older women to be insufficiently paid or to remain with lower education and as a consequence with less skills that are needed in this new time.

• And part-time work is much higher in women then in men.

• The gender gap in the salaries in present in all European countries.