C.A.F.E. - Citizens Active with Food and Education

The current situation of the labour market related to gender issues forces the adoption of community strategies aimed at fostering and increasing the skills and competences of women. The learning partnership aims at the transnational exchange of experiences and tools developed in each partner country related to support and help for marginalised and isolated women at risk of exclusion.
For this learning partnership we would like to share the experiences of women towards an innovative model of enabling them to develop their skills and improve their competences in the field of food and cooking. Healthy eating and sustainable lifestyle are two aspects where we can prevent social exclusion by encouraging positive attitudes and increasing skills in order to be active participants in their local community through the development of healthy recipes by using local and so called "zero km" products.
The beneficiaries will be women who are in need of an effective support making them feel active again in the society, less alone and isolated and make them feel active citizens again.
The main aims will be:
• To increase community cohesion amongst women with food
• To identify barriers to active citizenship
• Promote healthy lifestyles with health food projects
• To use cooking as a way of creating intercultural and intergenerational links
• To encourage dialogue between urban and rural communities and women
• To use cooking skills to increase confidence in women to engage in labour markets.
Project results:
1. Six-chapters vegetarian recipe book from appetizers to desserts.
2. 4 project newsletters.
3. Collection of best practices concerning local business started up by women in healthy food domain.
4. Transnational cooking workshops according to vegetarian and healthy meniu.


ProgramLifelong Learning Programme/Grundtvig Learning PartnershipProject Nr.LLP-GRU-MP-2010-LT-00051Duration1st August 2010 - 31st July 2012CoordinatorAssociazione N.E.T. - Networking, Education and Training (Italy)PartnersEducation, Research & Consultancy Center (Lithuania); European Institute for Sustainable Development (Bulgaria); Retzhof Castle (Austria); Ayuntamiento De San Andres Del Rabanedo (Spain); Sense City (United Kingdom)Results

The main result - Recipe Book with shared vegetarian cooking experiences.