TRAIN THE GAP – European Learning Pathway on Rural Entrepreneurship

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In the last years, European and national institutions launched a number of different policies and programmes addressed to foster entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial mindset. In addition, we can find diverse measures promoted and implemented with different levels of success that deal with entrepreneurship from different approaches: training and learning, definition of skills and competences, mobility, fostering innovation and business creation etc.

TRAIN THE GAP project wants to complete the entrepreneurship promotion map, cooperating and collaborating with previous and current initiatives. The project aims to innovate and advance not only in entrepreneurship promotion, but in adult education and women empowerment as well.

As follows, TRAIN THE GAP project is aimed to defined an European Learning Pathway on Rural Entrepreneurship that improves entrepreneurial competences and skills, empowering women of rural areas. The European Learning Pathway defines learning areas, competences and skills of women rural entrepreneurs, as well as includes and reflects specific needs of rural women and so, specific needs and skills that they may be lacking.

TRAIN THE GAP is an attempt to empower women through capacity building, while enhancing the gender equality and contributing to the development of skills and competences. Within the framework of the project, entrepreneurship promotion is advocated as one of the main measures that can help to reduce gender gap and so, foster a sustainable and smart economic growth and social integration, increase the visibility of women in all areas of socio-economic life.

As a result, TRAIN THE GAP partnership referring to the European Learning Pathway has developed a TRAIN THE GAP course, which consists of 5 modules (Innovation and Creativity; Communication and Teamwork; Marketing (focus on consumer); Planning (including resources management and time management); Finance and Negotiation) and a Handbook, addressed to facilitators, teachers and trainers that work with women in rural areas.

TRAIN THE GAP course and the Handbook are being finalized and soon will be available for download at our website:

TRAIN THE GAP project has been financed by ERASMUS+ programme (Strategic Partnership for Adult Education, Ref. 2015-1-ES01-KA204-016117), and implemented by 5 partner organizations: AFAMMER (Spain – coordinador), Vytauto Didziojo Universitetas (Lithaunia), Folkuniversitet (Sweden), Mullingar Employment Action Group (Ireland) and Dramblys (Spain).

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