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The project will facilitate inter-European cooperation aimed at encouraging women aged 45+ to become active in the public sphere. The exchange of information, experiences and good practices in the above-mentioned scope will help expand and update the education offerings for women over 45; participation in the project will help develop cooperation between European institutions involved in lifelong education. The project will foster ties between European countries with historically bad relationships. This project incorporates the priorities of the 2012 European Commission, as well as the following key competences from the European reference framework: the development of social and civic competences; digital competences; and the ´learning to learn´ competences.

The fact that not all European countries have progressed to the same degree on gender issues is a situation that this project will turn to advantage. Women over 45 will establish a relationship with women from other European countries, enabeling an exchange of knowledge that will highlight the viability of the project. They will keep in touch via the e-learning platform and travel. For our participants, belonging to Europe means a democratization of society, implying new job opportunities for women who are, after all, half the total population of Europe. Women in all European countries face common problems in the labour market, e.g. the ´glass ceiling´; cooperation between countries can help to find solutions by exploring various approaches in partners’ countries. The exchange of information, experiences and good practices in the above-mentioned scope will help expand and update the education offerings for women 45+. All project participants (women learners and staff) will improve their qualifications in terms of English language and digital competence as they will have to communicate constantly with other participants. They will learn about the culture, history and social situation of women in each partner country. Participation in the project will help develop cooperation between European institutions concerning lifelong adult education. The project will also improve the quality of work at all the participating institutions. The project participants (trainees) will take an active part in the planning of activities and mobilities, and their evaluation.