• Assistance to victims of the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
  • Assistance to refugees of the Russo-Ukrainian war
  • Support the activities of the Hungary Helps Program

CREATResili is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme, which starts on the 1st of January 2024 with a Hungarian-Kosovar-Albanian consortium led by the Hungary Helps Agency. The main goal of the 22-month-long project is to create a program where creativity promotes the resilience of vulnerable communities and social awareness. By using the tools of social design, CREATResili primarily supports women living in Kosovo who are exposed to gender-based violence. These marginalized women do not have a strong social network, nor are they able to rebuild their lives, as they have to deal with unresolved traumas and a lack of livelihood opportunities. In order to address this sensitive issue, the consortium members of the CREATResili are eager to develop an international model by organizing workshops where professionals lend a hand to women, who have experienced abuse, to create and sell creative, self-expressive design products. The women participating in this project will be able to gain income and get the opportunity to break out of abusive relationships.

Through the creation and presentation of these products, they can tell and process their personal stories, and give visibility to the problem of gender-based violence to the international public. In a wider geographical sense, the project could have a significant positive impact on women’s empowerment in the Western Balkans region.

CREATResili builds on cross-sectoral collaboration as it brings together a governmental humanitarian and development agency (Hungary Helps Agency, Hungary), an artistic hub (Pro Progressione, Hungary), an NGO working with women who have experienced abuse (Jahjaga Foundation, Kosovo)and an e-commerce company (Gjirafa, Albania). Furthermore, the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME) joins the consortium as an associated partner, with its professional network and comprehensive knowledge in the field of social design.