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Rural Femmes

RuralFemmes is an Erasmus+ KA2 funded project (2019-1-FR01-KA204-062964) led by Chambre Départemental d'Agriculture de Dordogne from Periguex, France.

The project aims to support and empower rural women by creating and implementing a training and coaching programme - the Rural Femmes Transnational Training Programme. This programme will satisfy the educational needs of rural women that are working and rural women seeking work, and it will help them acquire key skills and knowledge.



The Training Programme seeks to fulfill two main goals:

  1. Develop the women’s basic transversal skills (digital, entrepreneurial, interpersonal, etc.) and
  2. Address their specific technical needs for each activity sector (such as rural companies, sustainable farming, tourism, etc.)

Each of the project partners will produce a regional report specifying the socio-economic, educational and cultural requirements of women workers in rural areas, and form regional support groups, or women’s think tanks, that will allow women to provide their insights into the design of the training programme. The Individual Analysis Report for the Southern Region in Ireland is available here.

The kick-off meeting was held in Gijon, Spain on September 26, 2019 and the project will run until February 2022.

partner locations

Chambre Départemental d'Agriculture de Dordogne from Perigueux, France is the project lead with partners from:

  • Munster Technological University (Hincks Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence) – Cork, Ireland;
  • Desarrollo de Estrategias Exteriores SA (Grupo DEX) – Gijon, Spain;
  • Instituto Navarro de Tecnologias e Infraestructuras Agroalimentarias S.A. (INTIA) – Villava (Pamplona), Spain;
  • Universitat Hohenheim – Stuttgart, Germany.

Disclaimer: This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
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