Project goal: To accomplish predispositions for economic independence and the deinstitutionalization of 60 women victims of domestic violence in the Counties of Sisak-Moslavina, Lika-Senj, Primorje-Gorski kotar, as a model for employment of long term unemployed women.


Work is the key

Work is the Key – Project aimed at strengthening victims of violence

Duration: August 2014 – November 2015

Key activities:

  1. Selection of women victims of domestic violence (estimation of entrepreneurial competences)
  2. Deinstitutionalization programme
    – Psychological counselling
    – Education and change of qualification (ECDL; Management of House Budget; Recycling and energy saving; Pre-qualification; Basic Entrepreneurship)
    – Job Placement programme (Networking and Co-working Women Club; Individual Employment plan; Advanced Entrepreneurship; Life-skills workshops; Preparation for working; Coaching on Work Place)
    – Day Care Centre for Children
  3. Learning from good practice examples
    – Study visits
    – Local Communities Support
  4. Creating a Network of Local stakeholders


  • Regional Development Agency Porin
  • Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka
  • Family Protection Association
  • SOS telephone – City of Rijeka
  • Adela Women’s Centre
  • City of Rijeka – Department of Entrepreneurship, Department of Health and Social Welfare
  • Croatian Employment Service, regional office Rijeka
  • Primorje Gorski Kotar County (project co-operator)

Total project value: EUR 250,956.39
EU subsidy: EUR 197,828.92
City of Rijeka budget: EUR 12,920.64

Financed under: IPA Operational Programme – Human Resources Development  – Broadening the Network of Social Services in the Community

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