- 87% of the women trained by Jovesólides in the framework of the European program InnovAgroWoMed in the Valencian Community have created their own business or have found a job
- Tunis hosts the closing event of InnovAgroWoMed after three years of cooperation between Jovesolides, Tor Vergata University in Rome, CESIE in Palermo, Cawtar in Tunisia and Asala in Palestine
- The Spanish Ambassador in Tunisia congratulates Jovesolides for its contribution to this European project promoting social innovation to generate employmen
'It is time for women, they have always been protagonists in the agri-food sector and now they will be at the forefront to face the challenges of the future'. With this forceful claim has expressed the president of Jovesólides, Lourdes Mirón, during the closing ceremony of the European project #InnovAgroWoMed held in Tunisia in early September. Mirón has made a 'very positive' balance of the results obtained after three years of cross-border cooperation between Jovesólides, the University Tor Vergata of Rome, the CESIE of Palermo, the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research-CAWTAR of Tunisia and the Association of Palestinian Businesswomen Asala.
During this time, the partner organizations have trained and supported about 140 unemployed women who have managed to promote more than 120 companies in the Mediterranean arc within the agri-food sector. In the Valencian Community, Jovesólides has trained 35 women, 87% of whom have already started their own businesses or are working. Among them are Davinia González Lahoz and Amelia Buscemi, who have presented their entrepreneurship projects Davicultora and Espacio brota to nearly 200 authorities, experts and beneficiaries of the project in Tunisia.
The Spanish Ambassador to Tunisia, Javier Puig Saura, received the Spanish delegation and congratulated Jovesólides for its work in the project, promoting social innovation to generate employment, strengthen neighborhood policies between the countries of both Mediterranean basins and generate solid cross-border collaboration networks.
Within the framework of the InnovAgroWoMed project -financed by the European Union for an overall amount of 2.8 million - Jovesólides has worked with the other partner organizations from Italy, Tunisia and Palestine in the development of a needs assessment, design and implementation of a training program in the four participating countries. Subsequently, different services of accompaniment, training, coaching and economic scholarships have been developed to promote entrepreneurship and facilitate the labor insertion of women in the agri-food sector.
In addition, Valencia hosted the Agroforum Resilient: Four challenges to feed the future, one of the main events to capitalize the project, which brought together a dozen experts in agri-food and a hundred participants from the business, academic, student, research, entrepreneurial and social spheres.
Successful experiences in first person
We invite you to learn about the experiences of some of the women entrepreneurs who have been trained in the Valencian Community or who have received financial support in the framework of the European project InnovAgroWoMed
Testimonial by Amelia Buscemi (VIDEO).
Testimonial by Davinia González (VÍDEO).
Testimonial by María Gavara (VÍDEO).
Testimonial by Rocío Hernández (VÍDEO).
Testimonial by Tatiana Bagnis (VÍDEO).
Testimonial by Viviana Petrel (VÍDEO).
Summary of Semillas training (VÍDEO).