In addition, it is clear that the role that women play in terms of local regeneration is crucial, however, urban regeneration has always been a predominantly male affair. This is not surprising as it has been about things as derelict land, planning, property development, employment, and labour market all traditionally male domains. This situation is evolving since women are becoming important actors in social and economic regeneration.
This proposal intends to establish a Thematic Network of cities which will address the theme of "Women, Enterprise and Employment in Local Development".
In particular the network will focus on the key issues of:
- women and entrepreneurship
- women in research and knowledge economy
- gender inequalities in the workplace and the labour market