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Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe



Women First Project in Entrepreneurship Continues in Bozüyük Public Education Center

Language: EN

Within the scope of Women First in Entrepreneurship Project, our female trainees are trained through the system. The participants of the training are given a certificate ceremony in certain periods and their certificates are given as a gift.

The rationale for the Project
2017 Turkey Statistical Institute (TSI), while 33.6% of women 15+ workforce participation rate, according to data is 72.5% for men. According to data from the same period, while the rate of employment in women is 28.9% (65.6% in men), the non-agricultural unemployment rate is 18.5% and it is almost twice that of men (10.7%). Although significant progress has been made in the labor force participation and employment rate of women in our country in recent years, the figures are not yet at the desired level. When the employment rate of the member states of the European Union is examined; In 2017, the country with the highest female employment rate was Sweden with 79.8%, while Greece was the lowest with 48%. The average female employment rate of European Union member countries (28 countries) is 66.5%.
In order to reach these targets, our country, which has set targets on becoming a regional and global power, has to mobilize the mechanisms that enable the active participation of our women, who constitute half of our population, into the economy. The economic and social empowerment of our women will contribute to the education and welfare of society. The Women First in Entrepreneurship Project also supports the inclusion of women who participate in the education programs within the Ministry of National Education for these purposes. By offering the necessary information and tools to enable women to sell their products using digital technologies, they contribute to their ability to achieve concrete outputs from their training and to motivate them to develop further.

General Purpose of the Project
The aim of the Women First in Entrepreneurship Project is to facilitate the sale of handicraft and products with innovations brought by digital technology, and to turn many of the studies that have been started as hobbies into an income-generating activity, to encourage the participation of non-professionals in economic life and to provide additional income to increase the welfare of the family. it is to create. Within the scope of the project, 26,594 women have been given entrepreneurship and digital technology training in 20 provinces in the last 2 years. Now, the Women First Woman in Entrepreneurship mobile application will be implemented and all women in 81 provinces will benefit from this training.

Project Scope and Target Group
The main target of the project, Turkey is all women in general. The project has been implemented in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Eskisehir, Samsun, Bursa, Diyarbakir, Elazig Giresun Adana, Kayseri, Denizli, Trabzon, Gaziantep, Erzincan, Mersin, Mugla, Kocaeli, and Sivas in the last 2 years. In the new period, it will be implemented in all Public Education Centers and Maturation Institutes in 81 provinces. Within the scope of the project, female trainees who will receive training via the mobile application will be provided to the consumers via digital store (

Project Partners
• Ministry of National Education (General Directorate of Lifelong Learning)
• Turkey Informatics Foundation
• Vodafone Turkey Foundation


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  • Gudrun Larusdottir's picture
     So interesting to read about this project and see how handcrafts and handcrafts skill´s is used to promote women and make them stronger.