WIN - Improving the position
of Women in the labour markets of peripheral
INdustrial regions


1st of January 2024 – 30th of June 2026


Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (VP), University of Graz, VESTE – Registered association Styrian Iron Road, LAG Sokolovsko, Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency Nonprofit Ltd., Ministry of Economy Affairs of Hercegbosnian Canton, Employment Office of Herceg-Bosnian Canton, Association of Business Women in Serbia, National Management School of Bulgaria

Supported by

Interreg Danube Programme, European Union


Informing, education, entrepreneurship, inclusion


The project aims to improve the position of women workers in peripheral Danube Region Programme industrial regions, contributing to more accessible, inclusive and effective labour market for women. Through its activties, the project will bring change in terms of:

1) a better understanding of women’s specific needs and skills gap on the one hand, and cultural and institutional barriers on the other, which together contribute to gender inequality;

2) empowering women with the necessary tools and opportunities to increase their professional potential;

3) improving the socio-economic development of peripheral industrial regions throughout the Danube Region;

4) more effective policy-making at different spatial levels that can adopt more inclusive measures and practices, bringing down institutional barriers.