There was general agreement that getting women into work and helping women access science and technology was marginally more worth pursuing by the LSG than entrepreneurial activity. The area Crotone’s Local Support Group (LSG) particularly want to prioritise for change is women’s capacity to enter the dynamic sectors of Crotone’s economy so that gender equality becomes a concrete aim of city authorities and the principles of equality mainstreaming are incorporated into the city’s employment and business start up programmes. LAG’s members hope action plans can be defined in order to turn women into a real source of economic dynamism and growth, capable to promote “resurgence and urban change” in Crotone. Achieving this was seen to resort to some extent on women’s equal representation in decision-making - seen as essential to fight against their persistent under-representation in civil society, politics and senior management which is a democratic deficit in public administration. A balanced participation of women will contribute to a more productive and innovative work culture. To achieve it, transparency in promotion processes will be essential. Crotone’s LSG would like to reach the target, set by the Member States, of 25% women in leading positions in public sector to increase innovation, quality and competitiveness of research in the knowledge society.