Lifelong Learning Project 'Leonardo da Vinci'


our members of FECCIA, CFE CGC Chimie, VAA, AMPS and Ledarna, together with the German management training institute FKI, have sucessfully completed a two year Leonardo Learn Partnership funded by the European Commission. The project partners developed the syllabus for a Europe-wide workshop ‘Women in Leadership Positions’ for managers and professionals to promote and help women to successfully pursue a management career in the European chemical industry. The results – which also include a coach handbook and extensive training material for the workshop – are to a large extent based on face-to-face interviews with and responses to a dedicated questionnaire from women who have had a successful career in the sector, and were created by the core group of the project partners during eight working meetings in the participating countries between October 2013 and June 2015.

FECCIA fully supported the efforts of the project partners and was able to contribute relevant facts, figures and further information. These include the two major studies The Impact of Demographic Change on the Chemical Industry in Europe, by Prof T. Tivig, and National policies to support the reconciliation of employment, childcare and the care of older family members. A comparative review to inform personnel policies in the European chemical industry, by Prof C. Fagan and Dr H. Norman, which were themselves results of two major EU-funded projects that FECCIA undertook together with the two social partners in the European chemical industry, ECEG and industriAll Europe.

Further information on the Leonardo partnership and its results can be found on


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