Andalucía en e-Igualdad (2002-2004)


EQUAL Community Initiative (European Social Fund).

Fundación Directa was responsible for the design and general coordination of this project, in which 10 public and private organisations from the Andalusian Region participated (Andalusian Employment Service, University of Seville, Province Delegation of Cordoba and Seville, Businesswomen Associations of Seville and Cadiz, among others.)

The project contained:

  • Observatory was constituted with the aim to provide qualitative and quantitative information on progress and obstacles faced by professional women in their carriers (“Andalusian women that pave their ways”).
  • “Gender Portal”: library, discussion programmes, 5 specific users communities etc.
  • Teleservices portal: on-line courses for the SME businesswomen, unemployed psychologists, university graduates in the following subjects (managements skills, time management, team working, business start–ups, on-line business).
  • Pilot Action for the strengthening of female participation in the family SME and creation of inheritance mechanisms of these SMEs from the gender perspective.
  • Vocational Guidance Plan for Young Women towards new labour conditions (e-plan joven).
  • Panel Programme for the creation and knowledge interchange, broaden within the network through “tele-panels”.

The project was chosen as a good national and European practice and took part in both thematic groups of the EQUAL Initiative, constituted to combat the vertical discrimination in the labour market.