Official title of the project

Old craft for new age

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Nova Varos
Total budget of programme / project

213625

Implementation period
2010. Jan - 2011. Jan
Expected results
  • The created network of associations for the designing, production, promotion and distribution of natural textile is successfully operating.
  • A Design Centre and training centres for old crafts are formed
  • Mechanisms for promotion, sales and distribution of old craftsmanship products are in place
  • Project Promoted
Beneficiary

Municipality Nova Varos

Partners

Municipality of Cajetina, Republic of Serbia; Municipality of Prijepolje, Republic of Serbia; UNISET Goracanka

Summary of the project

The economic situation of inhabitants in municipalities of Nova Varos, Cajetina and Prijepolje is quite low. Large production companies have closed and the number of unemployed persons is large. The situation for women in the rural areas is more difficult; most of them are only household support staff and receive no salaries. Through implementation of this project, women from the rural areas will have the opportunity to secure income themselves and to some extend gain some independence. This will be achieved through the network associations for the designing, production, promotion and distribution of natural textile. Women will have the opportunity to be employed through these associations and through foreseen trainings to acquire new knowledge related to production and promotion of their products. Design Centre and training centers for old craftsmanship will be formed with the aim to preserve old craftsmanship trades and to improve economic situation of women in the rural areas.

Programme/Project objectives

Improved economic position of women through the strengthened of competiveness of women entrepreneurs in the rural areas of South-Western Serbia

Specific objectives

A network formed for the production, promotion and distribution of old craftsmanship products of natural textile.