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ActiveMoms – social inclusion of women staying at home with their pre-school-age children

Source of funding


Scientific leader

Andra Zvirbule




239 574 EUR

Project description

Project full title: ActiveMoms – social inclusion of women staying at home with their pre-school-age children through employment, entrepreneurship, networking and volunteering in Latvia and Estonia

In Latvia and Estonia stay-at-home mothers of pre-school-age children belonging to ethnic minority groups - generally of Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian and Polish origin - are often at risk of social exclusion. Their potential in the job market is left unharnessed. The project aims at creating a model to foster their employability and involvement in entrepreneurship through an interactive ICT platform and a series of supporting events. The platform will offer mentoring, networking, matchmaking and self-learning possibilities. Round-table discussions on employment, Entrepreneurship Days “Running own business is an option!” and Networking people-to-people events will be organized. Volunteering options will be provided. The expected result of the project is more self-fulfilled mothers that could contribute to creating a healthier community. It is expected that 460 mothers and 100-120 other stakeholders will be involved in the project.

Project partners

  • Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (lead partner), Latvia
  • Lääne-Viru College, Estonia

Associate partners

  • Association "Līdere"
Submitted on: Tue, 12/03/2019 - 14:30