GENDER AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
Gender and social inclusion is systematically integrated in the overall project management, starting from the carried out and upcoming analyses as well as implementation, evaluation and finally reporting. The comprehensive analysis regarding the gender and social inclusion that was carried out in 2018 identified common and different needs and priorities of women, men, Roma population and people with special needs, and such needs will steer the relevant project interventions. All data gathered through the project activities are disaggregated in terms of gender, age, Roma nationality and identified special needs. The gender equality and the social inclusion are taken into account and are to be promoted during the selection of partners and service providers, whenever possible. Furthermore, the project works towards sensitization of the relevant parties, entities and partners regarding the socio-economic benefits from the gender and social inclusion. The project continues to establish cooperation with organizations working in this field i.e. organization working with women, Roma and people with disabilities that are vulnerable or exposed to risks, civil society organizations that are supporting victims of domestic violence, single mothers and other, with the objective to raise the awareness of the possibilities offered by the formal and non-formal vocational education and training, to train them and in such way to ease the path towards employment of these target groups. The before mentioned dimensions contributes towards development of a project strategy for gender and social inclusion to be drafted in 2019 together with key partners and systemic stakeholders.