Mentees, mentors and alumni will have the opportunity to visit Bački Monoštor on Saturday, May 25, as a part of the “Give Your Knowledge” program – a community in which development women are having a strong role. Women from the Citizens Association for the Development of Eco-Rural Tourism “Podunav” will be tour our group and share their story of women in Backi Monostor. In the focus of attention will be the economic empowerment of women and the active role of women in the protection of the environment.
Economic empowerment of women is important and contributes to solving the problem of unemployment, regional development and rural development; it affects the greater social inclusion of the female population (along with the reduction of domestic violence); creates the basis for progress in the field of social entrepreneurship and changes the way of thinking about gender equality. Environment provides terrain for innovation, the ability to create new jobs, contributes to economic growth and can be one of the development engines. Therefore, it is necessary to promote the participation of women in all areas of environmental protection and to support their work in the green economy and social entrepreneurship.
The study visit to the “Share Your Skills” program aims to give participants the opportunity to get acquainted directly with the engagement and creativity of women in different fields. On May 25, our attention is fully focused on the decent and powerful women of Backi Monostor and the Podunav Association. In addition to enjoying the natural resources of the biosphere under the protection of UNESCO, our participants will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the story and experience of women in the field of environmental protection and in the field of social entrepreneurship (eco-rural tourism).
From February to November 2019, mentoring couples will be in touch, will share experiences and will occasionally meet in accordance with the agenda they define themselves on the basis of the obligations they both have in this period, but they will also gather every last Saturday on common events , share knowledge and support.
Project “Share your knowledge” is organized by The European Movement in Serbia for the ninth year in a row, implemented in cooperation and collaboration in and with the support of the Embassy of the United States, Erste Bank and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The program aims to bring together professional women leaders from different professions to share their knowledge and experience with young women starting their careers with similar interests and a desire to be successful in their fields. This will contribute to creating an opportunity for these women to improve their career path with the intention to achieve a positive shift in professional and personal terms, as well as to set a sound basis for future long-term cooperation.