Cantoria held the conference 'Entrepreneurship through local resources'


The Andalusian village of Cantoria is hosting this week the Conference 'Entrepreneurship through local resources', organized by the Andalusian Enterprise Foundation and the Andalusian Institute for Women (NOW). The meeting is aimed at both businesses and individuals interested in entrepreneurship and self-employment.

The day was opened by the provincial coordinator of the AMI in Almería, Francisca Serrano and the mayor of Cantoria, Purification Sanchez. Serrano ha destacado en la apertura que “desde el IAM estamos trabajando activamente para favorecer el emprendimiento y el autoempleo de las mujeres en el ámbito rural, making available to the citizens of the province various tools to facilitate their access to the labor market on an equal footing ".

The provincial coordinator of IAM notes that "the crisis can not be an excuse to give up the gains on equality and to step back in regards to the participation of women in the public sphere".

The conference is being developed between the 22 and 24 September, Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CADE) of Cantoria. They participate as speakers representatives of companies like Cosentino, Contortionist equipment and CIE Consultants. El programa incluye conferencias y talleres prácticos sobre los recursos locales para el emprendimiento, team leadership in rural areas, los requisitos para el inicio de la actividad económica de una empresa o el marketing.

Units Employment of Women

Among the different courses of action developed by the IAM to promote the employability of women the Employment of Women Units program is (UNITE), that is developed in collaboration with local authorities. His performances are co-financed by the European Social Fund, integrated into the Regional Strategic Framework Andalucía. In the province of Almería, have this service the towns of Adra, Albox, Bacares, Cuevas del Almanzora, El Ejido, Fiñana, Huercal-Overa, Macael, Pulpí, Purchena, Vélez-Blanco, Velez-Rubio, Vera and Vicar.

The objective of this initiative is to improve the Andalusian employability of women in general, paying special attention to groups with special difficultiesderived from their status, as immigrant women, Roma, with a disability or belonging to rural areas. These units develop various information activities, orientation, advice, training and employment agency.

Inserting the Custom Itinerary guides women participating in decision-making necessary for job search and, from a gender perspective, forms the basis of the program UNEM. It is adapted to the needs of women and their personal situation, family and socio-. Through this methodology to direct users attention is unbiased, making individual contact through the program, individual counseling sessions and classroom, telephone contact to provide advice or information to the user, group counseling sessions and awareness campaigns to promote non-discrimination and the employment of women.


Embark Andalucía


Embark Andalucía, Andalusian Public Foundation is an entity of the Andalusian attached to the Ministry of Economy and Knowledge whose main mission is to promote entrepreneurship and business activity in the region by providing support services for entrepreneurs and businessmen to help them in the implementation and development of their business ideas.

For this, has 215 Centers for Entrepreneurial Development (CADE) and a qualified team of specialists in the various business materials provided, inter alia, qualified technical advisory services, training, tutoring, Free corporate housing and support to entrepreneurs and businessmen for creating new businesses and strengthening existing.

In the first half of 2015, the 26 CADE of the Almeria province have contributed to the creation of 791 new companies with an initial investment of 7,25 million, and 43 development plans, which generated 1.013 new jobs, of which 928 come from the companies created and 89 of development plans. The 72% of incubated companies in these centers are still active after two years of activity, one percentage 14% higher than companies that are not on the network.