Who is behind this?

Ornela Çuçi

Foundation of Economic Freedom


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

Creating a social-economic form attached with the European perspectives for Albania regarding the woman and girls in need coming from various specific groups of marginalized, vulnerable and long-time unemployed women in the region of Saranda in Albania .

Where will your idea take place?

Saranda, Albania, Saranda,Albania

Why does Europe need your idea?

Europe must strengthen policies supporting the socio-economic system that women need to be successful and powerful economic actors, and by extension spurring economic growth. It is especially important to encourage the interest and possibilities of woman that because of different reason that haven’t been able to try stand in their own feet by creating a social-economic form attached with the European perspectives for Albania regarding the woman in this country. The project for restoring social inclusion of underprivileged women in the city of Saranda is the coherent mirror view of other small citys inside and outside Europe that are facing the same issues in this particular sector of woman empowerment.

What is your impact?

In one year from the beginning of the project the main service offered through this project is training, practice and advocacy for the employment of 30–35 marginalized women.The areas of training are two: rtisan development and hotel maintenance.These programs will increase the local capacities in artisan and touristic activities, matching the fast growing touristic market of Butrint UNESCO ancient city.It is expected than 5–7 small and large businesses in the historic part of Saranda will benefit from the new local capacities offered through the support of the project.Saranda has a great tourist potential: it is known that tourism is a great industry when it comes to the job numbers it generates.

How do you get there?

The project will last 12 Months starting from September 2015.
WP1 –Research and identification of “the women in need” to be supported by the project;
WP2 – Trainings for the selected women in artisan production and tourism(The artisan development training will consist in:How to produce modern handmade productions (embroidery, knitting etc),Modeling and designing modern quality products,Use of sewing machine,Use of traditional loom,Marketing and sales skills);
WP3 – The employment or self- employment of the trained women
WP4- Foundation for Economic Freedom will seek to position at least 50% of the women with a certificate: the goal is to have them pass a two month trial phase. In case the probation period is passed successfully the businesses will commit to hire the personnel

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What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 24170,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 30420,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Kind of suggestions of the social-economic filed that would make this opportunity more efficient in implementing the general idea of Advocate-Europe.



Idea created on April 10, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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