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About WoMentor

European Federation of Mentoring for Girls and Women ( Womentor) was established 2008 in Austria. It has 15 members from 11 different countries . 

It has 14 members from 10 different countries

Since 2008 

„Projectoffice for innovative social policy“(Austria), “NGO Öökull” (Estonia), „German Association of Women Engineers“(Germany), “Greek women´s engineering association” (Greece), „International Zonta Jelgava Club (Latvia), „Regional Centre of Resources for Non-Governmental Organisations – CENTRAS Constantza” (Romania), „Inova“ (United Kingdom), People to People International – Chapter Plovdiv(Bulgaria), Club Young Scientists ( Bulgaria), Association Filia (Czech Republic), Mädchenzentrum Café Dauerwelle ( Germany), Euro-net (Italy) and Balkaya Youth And Sports Club Associate( Turkey). 

Since 2012

 ÖJV - The Austrian National Youth Council (Austria ), LLMZA (Latvian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences)

Balkaya Youth And Sports Club Associate( Turkey) does not exist anymore and is not part of the Federation from 2012. 

The Board of the Federation consists of 5 members : 

Gerlinde Hacker, President - „Projectoffice for innovative social policy“ (Austria)
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Astrid Mats –„MTÜ Öökull - Youth and Children Center“ (Estonia)
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Cristina Alina Vlasa - Regional Centre of Resources for Non-Governmental Organisations – CENTRAS Constantza (Romania) 

Betty Rouni “Greek women´s engineering association” (Greece)
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Baiba Rivza „International Zonta Jelgava Club” (Latvia)
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The Board of the Federation works on voluntary basis and are experienced in their own organizations. 

The mission of Womentor is gender equality through mentoring. 

Our values consist of these keywords: active participation, cooperation, share of know-how, gender sensitivity, no discrimination, value diversity, confidentiality, mutual respect, mutually beneficial, focus on strengths. 

Our main activities are: 
1. Research 

  • issues that concern women and mentoring: 
  •  Intercultural and national impact of these issues? 
  •  Research to find the best practice to improve the situation and share the know-how about these topics 
  • funding and lobbying possibilities for organisations working with girls and women

2. Common projects 

  • Common European language- (same words – different meanings) 
  • Common guidelines 
  • Newsletter 
  • Trainings for mentors, organizations and target groups 
  • Innovative projects in the field of mentoring 
  • Sharing good practise
  • Develop a certificate 
  • E- Library (database) 

3. Dissemination 

  • To be more efficient in our work and increase the impact at the European level 

4. Public relations 

  • Womentor award- criteria 
  • Promoting Youth in Action program 
  • Promoting Citizen program
  • How to connect successfully with the policy makers and multipliers 

5. To force and support the participation of young women 

  • leading position in policy and working places 
  • decision making position 
  • entrepreneurship
  • in general 

6. Develop further our corporate identity and design 
7. Fundraising 

  • Strategy for stable funding 

Target groups for the activities are: 

  • Women and Girls 
  • Returners, Newcomers, Business Women; 
  • Girls and Women with fewer opportunities (Educational difficulties, Early school-leavers,, Social difficulties, Cultural differences, Economic difficulties, Geographical difficulties); 
  • Girls and Women in non- traditional fields; 
  • Organizations that provide mentoring and training for mentors