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The European Commission has provided grants to 7 NGO consortiums in the MEDA region to implement projects aiming at “Enhancing the Opportunities for Women in Economic Life” (EOWEL).

The objectives of the EOWEL projects are:

  to improve integration of women in the labour markets
  to facilitate the creation and management of enterprises by women
  to provide better access to financial tools and mechanisms
  to develop capacity building, education and vocational training for civil servants and members of non-profit organizations, NGOs, Mediterranean resources centres ad focal points

The 7 EOWEL partners started up activities as of January/February 2006 with project durations of between 18 and 30 months. The financial management of these contracts is the responsibility of the EC delegation in Lebanon.

The EOWEL current projects:

Gender Equality in Employment and Small Entreprise-GEESE

Economic Empowerment for Palestinian Women: Turning Business Ideas into Reality- TBIR

Economic Empowerment of Rural Areas of Palestinian Women- EERPW

• Free to Work

• Creating New Opportunities & Facilities for Marginalized Home Based Working Women-HBWW

• Femmes Entrpreneuses en Mediterranee-FEM

• Sustainable Economic Opportunities for Women in MENA region -SEOW

Last updated: October 10, 2007
This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication is the sole responsibility of the British Council and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.