Women and rural territories in Europe

8 March, 2022 - 10:00 am - 11 April, 2022 - 10:45 am

What you will learn

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Comprendre la place des femmes dans les territoires ruraux européens
  • Connaitre les actions entreprises par et en Europe pour les femmes rurales
  • Connaitre les démarches à mettre en oeuvre pour accompagner et développer les projets en ruralité


What is the place of women in rural areas today? How are the actors organized regarding gender equality? How can women strengthen their power to act and their skills?
This Mooc, offered in 4 languages (French, English, Spanish, Greek), introduces the different forms of women's investments to build and innovate collectively. It contextualizes and shares in lifelong learning the practices at work in the creation of activities, in collectives, and in the deployment of know-how.
Based on elements from Humanities and Social Sciences, this MOOC provides you with knowledge, methods and tools: to promote the development of initiatives, to lead participative dynamics, and to create social innovations. It is illustrated by concrete examples realized collectively by the members of the European project NetRaw.


5 weeks, 5 modules, assessed through quizzes.


This MOOC does not require any scientific prerequisite, it is accessible to all curious people, and professionals interested in the theme of gender equality! The basics of history, geography, political science and education sciences are explained in the first chapters of the course. Thanks to videos, clear diagrams and a multidisciplinary pedagogical team, you have free access to theoretical and operational training.

- Students in initial and continuing training

- Women living in European territories, interested on entrepreneurship and gender equality

- Supporting professionnals in rural territories

Assessment and certification

A quizz will be available at the end of each week. A final certificate will be delivered.

Course plan

  • Week 1 : Gender equality in Europe
  • Week 2 : Gender equality : skills and empowerment
  • Week 3 : Gender equality and social innovation
  • Week 4 : Gender equality and entrepreneurship
  • Week 5 : Gender equality : from networks to living labs

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