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Joanna Wapinska-Bawol took part in final conference summarizing EU project 100Mirrors in Zaragoza, Spain on 19/09/2013. Project 100Mirrors aim was to select from several European countries 100 women entrepreneurs who serve as models for others wishing to start their own businesses or strengthening their creative and entrepreneurial skills.

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June 2013
Visit to VOILA second partners meeting in London.

Viva Femina foundation participated in VOILA second partners meeting in London in June, 2013. The representatives of Latvia, Czech Republic, Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany and Poland discussed training aspects and professional needs in European Union countries.

All of the participants agreed unanimously that high unemployment rate is a common threat for all EU countries. Professional trainings could serve as a perfect countermeasure, adjusted to the needs of labour market and allowing successful enhancement of knowledge, qualifications and expertise. Moreover, as the participants noted, a dialogue between various systems could improve and optimise their local situation, although their differ in terms of economy sectors and legal regulations.

VOILA partners will research and exchange various approaches to connecting professional trainings with the needs of small and medium sized enterprises, in order to compare the methods of fulfilling the needs of the labour market and exchange good and bad practices. This will be achieved through discussion between partners, taking into consideration their various experiences, skills and situation. These meetings will lead to instilling tools detecting the needs of the market.

February 2013
Preparatory visit - Leonardo da Vinci programme in Vigo, Spain.

In February 2013, Viva Femina foundation participated in Leonardo da Vinci preparatory visit in Vigo, Spain.

The aim of this visit was to meet the partners from Spain, Turkey and Slovenia and to plan their cooperation on ‘ICT needs women’ realisation.

The aforementioned project concentrates on the problem of women’s insufficient skills in ICT sector, as well as on the fact that relatively few women decide to expand their knowledge in this area.

The main goal of the project is to develop career counselling and other tools enabling women to acquire further education in ICT sector.