National alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED); Serbian Provincial Secretariat for Labour, Employment and Gender Equality; Tourist organization of Belgrade; Faculty of applied arts; Municipality of Golubac ; Municipality of Kladovo ; Municipality of Negotin; Municipality of Veliko Gradiste ; Municipality of Zajecar;
National heritage and culture, customs and traditional values are the key elements of the image of Serbia. In addition to preserving culture of Serbia and its national minorities, the craft associations are influencing economy of Serbia by facilitating jobs for formerly unemployed women and allowing them the chance to create their own business as well. Enabling the women of rural areas to make a livelihood by producing and selling traditional handicrafts, the project will help reduce depopulation and slow migration to big cities and improve gender equality that is traditionally one of the sore points in rural areas in Serbia. Project activities will result in Ethno Network being set up as a professional regional organization, 3 professionals will be employed, 10new local producer groups and 300 individual members will be supported. Quality standards in production, packaging and marketing will be improved.
To create new employment opportunities and reduce depopulation of the rural areas of Serbia. An increase of a minimum 300 new jobs for local women. Depopulation of the rural regions participating in the project will be slowed down or stopped.