At a first glance, contemporary society is usually considered “evolved”, developed and attentive to everybody’s needs. Despite these considerations are generally true, there is still a long way to go before reaching a balanced situation on gender issues.

Despite all, there is a lot of work in progress to amend this condition, “Gender Equality” also being one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals forming the 2030 Agenda, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015.
It has been for two years that through the project “Gender Equality Training to overcome Unfair discrimination Practices in education and labour market” (GET-UP) ALDA and all the project’s consortium is trying to address the stereotyping of educational and career choices to promote gender equality in education, training, career guidance and workplaces.
In order to reach this objective, we conducted thorough researches and studies and consequently trainings, conferences, webinars were organized to raise awareness on the topic.

On December 5th, the high school “Liceo Classico Torquato Tasso” in Rome hosted the GET-UP final conference, where project’s results were presented and discussed.
The conference, organized by the project leader UIL – Unione Italiana del Lavoro, in cooperation with all partners in the guise of different associations and organizations promoting education, training and social growth coming from France, Bulgaria, Malta, Italy, Lithuania and Belgium.

GET-UP final event, entitled “A Gender Story. Travelling across gender discriminations and stereotypes in education and labour market”, enjoyed a broad involvement of stakeholders, local and European CSOs, and students.
Mihaela Onofras, ALDA project manager, presented one of the main results of these two years of coaction: the serious game “A Gender Story”, the journey through the life of the protagonist (Anna or Tom). The game articulates itself into 3 chapters, representing each one a different life-phase, so that you will have to deal with real-like obstacles and challenges, thus perceiving the impact of gender stereotypes.
The conference was not only to present the work done, but also to analyse what has left to be done. Debates focused on three main themes, being work-life balance, gender pay gap, and waste of talent, all covered by expert panellists from the international panorama.

In conclusion, all parties agreed that activities of GET-UP project have been really useful in stimulating interest and awareness on gender equality, since they brought to the draft of a fundamental document, the European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality (EMSC) and project partners expressed the will to continue this fruitful collaboration even beyond the project’s framework!

Useful resources:
See the Agenda of the conference
Get-up project website
Play with the serious-game “A Gender Story”
Go to GET-UP WEBINAR and learn more about the European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality (EMSC).
GET-UP Training Platform

At a first glance, contemporary society is usually considered “evolved”, developed and attentive to everybody’s needs. Despite these considerations are generally true, there is still a long way to go before reaching a balanced situation on gender issues.

Despite all, there is a lot of work in progress to amend this condition, “Gender Equality” also being one of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals forming the 2030 Agenda, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015.
It has been for two years that through the project “Gender Equality Training to overcome Unfair discrimination Practices in education and labour market” (GET-UP) ALDA and all the project’s consortium is trying to address the stereotyping of educational and career choices to promote gender equality in education, training, career guidance and workplaces.
In order to reach this objective, we conducted thorough researches and studies and consequently trainings, conferences, webinars were organized to raise awareness on the topic.

On December 5th, the high school “Liceo Classico Torquato Tasso” in Rome hosted the GET-UP final conference, where project’s results were presented and discussed.
The conference, organized by the project leader UIL – Unione Italiana del Lavoro, in cooperation with all partners in the guise of different associations and organizations promoting education, training and social growth coming from France, Bulgaria, Malta, Italy, Lithuania and Belgium.

GET-UP final event, entitled “A Gender Story. Travelling across gender discriminations and stereotypes in education and labour market”, enjoyed a broad involvement of stakeholders, local and European CSOs, and students.
Mihaela Onofras, ALDA project manager, presented one of the main results of these two years of coaction: the serious game “A Gender Story”, the journey through the life of the protagonist (Anna or Tom). The game articulates itself into 3 chapters, representing each one a different life-phase, so that you will have to deal with real-like obstacles and challenges, thus perceiving the impact of gender stereotypes.
The conference was not only to present the work done, but also to analyse what has left to be done. Debates focused on three main themes, being work-life balance, gender pay gap, and waste of talent, all covered by expert panellists from the international panorama.

In conclusion, all parties agreed that activities of GET-UP project have been really useful in stimulating interest and awareness on gender equality, since they brought to the draft of a fundamental document, the European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality (EMSC) and project partners expressed the will to continue this fruitful collaboration even beyond the project’s framework!

Useful resources:
See the Agenda of the conference
Get-up project website
Play with the serious-game “A Gender Story”
Go to GET-UP WEBINAR and learn more about the European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality (EMSC).
GET-UP Training Platform