Promoting cooperative and solidarity economy in Gaza enhancing the role of the women in the local economy.

Start Year:
End Year:
Budget (€):
Budget range (€):
100.001 - 300.000
Services, Crafts, Industry
Agriculture and Fishery
Type of Activity:
Consulting (i.e. advocacy, organizational, ICT, etc.)
Training and Capacity Building
CEDP Organisation: Lead Organisation(s):
Nexus – Solidarieta’ Internazionale Emilia Romagna
modena association meets jenin
Association Animactiva
flai-cgil emilia romagna
women’s committee in the swedish village
union of informal sector workers
union of independent labor committees in beit lahia
Democracy and Workers’ Rights Center in Palestine

Project Objectives

Increase the degree of economic and social self-determination of women in two fishing communities located in the village of Swedish village and Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip.


The project starts from a participatory action research on community needs and opportunities of the target action (Swedish village and Beit Lahiya). The study will involve the beneficiaries of the project, their families, local authorities, civil society organizations and trade unions of fishermen to gather recommendations that maximize the effectiveness of planned activities and ensure the feasibility and sustainability of cooperatives created during the project. The beneficiaries are women between 20 and 50 years , belonging to families of fishermen involved in fishing related activities (networks repairs, cleaning and selling fish. The project includes a training program for the promotion of cooperative and solidarity economy with the aim of enabling the beneficiaries to give birth to cooperative enterprises in accordance with the principles of international solidarity cooperative. The program also includes training modules for trainers experts on the development of capabilitities and cooperative, self-employment youth and women.



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