Promoting gender equality across Europe: ALDA and the experience of the project GET-UP
On 25 April, in the framework of the project “GET UP – Gender Equality Training to overcome Unfair discrimination Practices in education and labour market”, ALDA organised a Focus Group in partnership with the Municipality of Strasbourg to discuss gender equality issues in education and at work.
The priority of the project is to address the stereotyping of educational and career choices and to promote gender equality in education, training, career guidance and at the workplace. GET UP aims to launch capacity building processes in the six targeted countries for the professionals who intervene in transition phases along the education-training-labour market chain. Local and transnational activities will develop and deliver training on gender equality based on a common European Minimum Standard of Competences to be defined.
The Focus Group brought together professionals and practitioners from France active in the transition phases of the education-training-labour market chain, such as teachers, trainers, guidance professionals and experts, HR managers, trade unions’ employees. The objective of the Focus Group was to raise awareness about gender equality, to share the results of the earlier developed survey, to exchange experience and lessons learnt on how to overcome gender stereotypes.
The findings along with the outcomes of the previously launched survey and research will contribute to the development of the European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality to be further developed by the partners.
The project “GET UP – Gender Equality Training to overcome Unfair discrimination Practices in education and labour market” is financed by the European Commission - Directorate General Justice and Consumers.