LET HER IN
It is an international network made up of public and private organisations, each with their specific expertise and experience, ready to share their knowledge, skills and values and collaborate with organizations that invest in human capital in order to eliminate the obstacles that women encounter in their equal educational, labour, political, social and civic participation.
The objective of the network is to enhance the value of their actions, support in the creation and development of innovative projects and initiatives through the exchange of good practices, cooperation and collaboration between peers at local, national and European level.
This network believes that human capital is an untouchable wealth in our societies, composed by merging all citizens’ knowledge, skills, personal and social attitudes. This capital, together with the cultural and physical capitals, creates a fundamental economic resource for the needs of society as a whole.
In parallel, women are predominantly present in the associative, educational and cultural sectors, which are also activities that form the cement of our societies and the breeding ground for tomorrow’s world. However, women are still not sufficiently visible and often have unequal access to the professional and personal development they deserve. Thus, investing in “women capital” means to stimulate equality in diversity in the European society.
Through mentoring, consulting, and implementing education and capacity building European programmes, LET HER IN experts aim at supporting European citizens, with a special focus on women, in a wide variety of fields, starting from education, moving to the workplace and including civil and social participatory processes.
● Education and training: Working towards the academic empowerment of women with an aim of equality at their actual or future workplace. Using mentoring, training and lifelong learning, we seek to support women and raise awareness among their closest contexts so that together we can create a more equal future for all.
● Employment and professional development: boosting female employment and entrepreneurship by eliminating the obstacles that women encounter in their equal participation in the economy, both by empowering them and by changing business models tackling inequality.
● Civil participation: contributing to change making dynamics that transform the social and political environment around them.
● Consulting & Co-creating: partnering with businesses and organizations that actively invest in their human capital, consulting and content creation as tools to enhance
LET HER IN seeks to design and implement programmes to improve the work-life balance of all women, reconciling their personal, social and professional lives, by strengthening their capacity, productivity, self-esteem and social responsibility.
FIELDS OF ACTION
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
“The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” – Brian Herbert
– For an open, accessible, and long-life learning approach in education and training
We believe that education and training should not be constrained to the traditional perspectives, which restrict it to children and young people within the formal educational system. We believe in a lifelong learning approach where all citizens, no matter their age, origin, or conditions, have access to open and high-quality educational opportunities to the same extent. We also believe that formal, non-formal, and informal educational limits should be blurred and that our societies should envisage education and a process that takes place transversally in many life-spheres and where individuals have an active role in their own learning.
People’s exchange of experiences and knowledge is the most valuable tool for transforming our societies for a better future.
“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” Cesar Chavez
– For tangible and intangible cultural heritage accessible for all
We believe that cultural heritage is universal and it should be made available to all.
Our priorities in this area are:
- The inclusion of people with special needs in the European heritage sectors through training, development of innovative content and mediation.
- The enhancement of European cultural heritage and its access to audiences with specific needs or who have little or no access thanks to new technologies and new forms of mediation
- The creation of new forms of mediation in situ and outside the walls thanks to digital tools and innovative and alternative pedagogies.
Thus, we aim at:
- Developing new participatory and intercultural approaches to heritage
- Fostering intercultural dialogue
- Enhancing the social and educational dimension of the European cultural heritage and its contribution to economic growth and social cohesion
“The five S’s of sports training are stamina, speed, strength, skill, and spirit; but the greatest of these is spirit.” – Ken Doherty
– For ethical, inclusive, and safe sport
We believe that support for sport fosters community cohesion, boosts social inclusion, and leads to an enhanced sense of European identity.
Our priorities are:
- To promote voluntary activities in sport, social inclusion, and equal opportunities
- To focus the awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity, through increased participation
- To give equal access to sport for all
- To demonstrate how education and physical activities can encourage people to be active outside the typical sports activity.
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi
– For more sustainable communities and resource-efficient, green, and competitive low-carbon economy
Our priorities are:
- To achieve a better understanding of the environmental challenges
- Boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy
- Identify knowledge and gaps in advancing in the circular economy
- Environmental training and capacity building, knowledge development
- Working with international partners to improve global environmental standards.
“Gutemberg did not wait for the development of the book market to invent the printing press.” – Nicole Notat
– For open, respectful of personal data, and less energy-consuming digital tools and platforms
We believe in the power of an innovative, accessible, and responsible technology.
Our priorities are:
- Reducing the digital gap through training for all
- The development of innovative digital tools and platforms for access to education, training, and culture for all, including people with special needs
“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” – Maya Angelou
– For new and innovative solutions to achieve gender equality
We believe that a gender-equal world will provide better opportunities for all.
Our priority is not to talk about gender issues, but to understand why gender equality is essential and crucial in our lives. Gender equality means that men and women have equal power and opportunities for independence, education, and personal development: gender issues touch any little element that builds human life, from education to hobbies to cultural heritage.
“One person can make a difference and everyone should try“ – John F. Kennedy
– For fair access and equal and effective civil participation
Society is a concept that, by definition, is composed of individuals seen as social beings who interact and connect to one another in their daily activities. Thus, social and civic participation should become the core of any society, empowering and enabling individuals that compose it to become decision- and change-makers.
We believe that all individuals should have equal opportunities in taking an active role in said processes, which, thus, should be prepared.
“When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.” – Charles Evans Hughes
– For justice and freedom of opinion, expression, and choice
We are firm believers in basic human rights.
Defence and protection of each person’s value and dignity; spread of human rights; inclusion in society; awareness of what freedom, equality, and humanity deeply mean, understanding of how much we can learn from being different: these are just some of the priorities that we want to work at, always with an open mind.
Human rights cover all the ideas, interests, characteristics, and beliefs of people and are more significant in daily life than what can be thought. We don’t have to lose them in order to understand their importance.
“I think that sometimes the real limits exist in those who look at us.” – Candido Cannavò
– For diverse and inclusive environments
We believe that anyone has the right to participate anywhere and feel welcome. Make an environment inclusive means to let anyone get in and be part of it. It is an issue that should be considered important by everyone since all of us can be affected by physical, social, or economic barriers that don’t allow the progress of our lives and plans.
Our priorities do not only relate to the making of accessible environments, but also the training of people and the sensitization about this topic in order to be aware that little changes can produce a big difference for someone and allow a total inclusion.
“If you want to go fast, walk alone, but if you want to go far, let’s walk together.” -African proverb
– For effective networking connecting entities and communities
We believe in ethical and responsible networking.
Our priority is to create a network where:
- members share the same values and have common objectives
- there is a respect and mutual trust
- members support and reinforce one another