NOW – New Opportunities for Women

NOW – New Opportunities for Women is a transnational network funded by Erasmus+ connecting the UK, Cyprus, Ireland, Greece, France, Spain, Iceland and Portugal, aiming to empower immigrant women through mentorship and training.

The network is run by Evolve Global Solutions Ltd in the UK, CSI Center for Social Innovation in Cyprus, Future in Perspective in Ireland, IASIS in Greece, ITG Conseil in France, Instituto para el Fomento del Desarrollo y la Formación in Spain, the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association in Iceland and Mindshift Talent Advisory Ida in Portugal.

Activities of NOW:

  • Produce a series of videos women leader role models sharing biographies real-world examples to inspire migrant women.
  • Design of a multilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and a Community of Practices (CoP) offering flexible learning and resources on leadership and an exchange path with other migrant women, women leaders and mentors.
  • Development of a bespoke mentoring cycle programme to equip future mentors in providing continuous mentoring support to migrant women in career development planning as well as in navigating the complex challenges they face every day, in the workplace.
  • Implementation of pilot trials and mentoring cycles,
  • Engagement of local partners, professionals, experts, decision-and policy-makers and other stakeholders, through dissemination and scaling actions to mainstream and deploy NOW, including the organisation of final seminars in September 2021

After the end of the project, participating organisations are committed to continue the NOW CoP and deliver further training and mentoring initiatives not only to migrant women but also to any women interested in investing in their personal and professional development.