aware

Advancing Women in Agri-Food Rural Environments

AWARE IS AN ERASMUS+ FUNDED PROJECT THAT STRIVES TO EVOLVE AND SUPPORT WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITY IN THE AGRI-FOOD SECTOR ACROSS EUROPE.

The project will achieve this by developing the “Start Your Own Food Business” online training course, mentorship resources, and materials to specifically meet and support women’s unique needs in the sector. A research report will be produced as an output, which will be used to inform the development of mentorship materials and resources.

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology(GMIT), Ireland is leading the project and working in partnership with Macra na Feirme(MnF), in Ireland, University of Bedfordshire (UoB), in the UK, Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori(CIA) Toscana, in Italy, PROPEL Europe, in Belgium, and The Polish Farm Advisory and Training Centre (PFA), in Poland.

The project’s overall aim is to support the growth of women entrepreneurs in the Agri-Food sector across Europe through tailored training and mentorship resources.

Educate

women entrepreneurs with training that is specific to their needs..

Encourage

mentors to mentor and mentees to avail of mentorship services.

Connect

current and aspiring entrepreneurs across Europe, increasing their networks and opportunities in learning and business.

Contact Us

Please contact the AWARE team if you are a Vocational Education and Training (VET) Institute, Trainer, Food Entrepreneur, or a woman with a food business idea in Europe. We will be running free events and activities across Europe as part of the project. Please keep up to date by following us on social media and contact us if you’d like to take part or would like more information.

Who We Are

Dr Lisa Ryan
Head of the Sports Exercise and Nutrition Department at GMIT
Maria McDonagh
Project Manager
Emma Judge

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