About project

Through fifteen months, project Work is the key will create the preconditions for economic independence and the deinstitutionalization of 60 women victims of violence in Lika-Senj County, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and Sisak-Moslavina County.

Deinstitutionalization program will be implemented at three levels: (1) psychological counselling, (2) education, change of qualifications and certification, and (3) employment. Psychological counselling will be conducted individually and in groups. Women victims of violence will gain ICT knowledge and skills that will help them in future employment (acquisition of ECDL diploma), but also in managing the household budget. In addition, education will consist of the basics of entrepreneurship and recycling workshops, and according to the wishes of the beneficiary they will be able to have a prequalification. Job placement program will consist of development of individual employment plans, teaching self-employment, life skills workshops, preparation for work and teaching in the workplace. Beneficiaries who are mothers will provide daily care for children.

With the aim of networking and mutual support will be open business club for women which will be located in the Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka, and will connect women victims of violence with successful members of the community.

In order to improve the employability of beneficiaries of the project and getting acquainted with new models of employment there will be organized two study visits to social cooperatives in Croatia.

The project is co-funded by the European Social Fund through the Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007th to 2013th, pre-accession instrument. Submitted to the competition Expanding the network of social services in the community (phase II). The project is worth € 250,956.39, of which the percentage of grants is 78.83% (€ 197,828.92).

The project leader is the Regional Development Agency Porin which will implement the project with six partners (CTC Rijeka, Family Assistance Association Rijeka, SOS telephone- Rijeka city, Adela Centre for Women, the City of Rijeka - City Department for Entrepreneurship Health and Social Welfare, the Croatian Employment Service - regional office Rijeka) and one collaborator (Primorje-Gorski Kotar County).

You can visit the project web site on workisthekey.ctk-rijeka.hr