Make your home production and hobby profitable

Project code:CB006.1.31.015
Project call:CB006.1
Priority axis / Specific objective:3.1 Improving the competitiveness of regional businesses
Type of project:Soft
Project duration in months:12
Project final contract amount:77826.23 €
Project EU co-financing rate:85.00 %
Project start date:17.10.2016
Project end date:16.10.2017
Project intervention field:109 Active inclusion, including with a view to promoting equal opportunities and active participation, and improving employability
Project summary:

The main goal of the project is to increase the competitiveness of regional companies by forming two target working groups of unemployed women in the region of Shtip and Gotse Delchev. Producing home-made products and practicing crafts in a home environment. Both groups have successfully completed training acquiring basic knowledge in the field of economics and basic IT knowledge for offering and marketing home-made products, turning their hobby into a profitable business model. During the implementation of the project a number of working meetings were organized with local businessmen, bazaars were held in Shtip and Gotse Delchev and a joint one in Skopje, contributing to the cooperation and establishing contacts, giving them opportunities for future development of domestic activities in the field of micro and small businesses. The project activities lead to an increase in the competitiveness of the smallest "domestic companies" and their transformation into a profitable source of income for unemployed women. Involving these women in social and public life by increasing trust in them and increasing the appreciation of their work. The project supports the idea of equal participation of women in the labor market through the successful implementation of project activities through business and IT training increases the opportunity for further development of this "home" business model of micro and small companies through active participation in the labor market, increasing the number of women starting to earn income from household activities and crafts.


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Leading partner
Association for Humanitarian Activities Sinergy Stip
East region
Association of entrepreneurs Goste Delchev region