EHN project Summary

The "European Handmakers Network" project is part of this theme, proposing the creation of a digital platform that allows European women handmakers to have a place where they can be followed by online mentoring in English, in order to increase their skills and turn their hobby into a micro enterprise. This mentoring activity may concern not only women already operating in the manual work sector, but also those who want to transform their home-based craftsmanship into a working activity. In fact, many women in various regions of Europe already deal with the production of artefacts, which contribute informally to the livelihood of the family. In addition, women who are already successfully pursuing their entrepreneurial activity would be given the opportunity to exercise a role as trainers and to be a good example for other women, as well as to promote their activity at European level. The digital platform would allow:

  • To deepen the financial training of the handmakers;
  • Provide methodological tools on starting a self-employed job;
  • Develop the communication and training skills of the mentors registered on the platform;
  • Spread the exchange of good practices, through peer-to-peer mentor-handmaker training;
  • Create a sustainable training network at European level between mentors and users.

  • Hobbyist women
  • Unemployed women
  • Women who intend to start their own micro business
  • Successful businesses run by women
  • Training bodies in the economic and financial field