“Gender Education of Teenage Boys: Developing a Digital ToolKit”

The Center for Gender Equality and History (KIIF) together with another three organizations from Cyprus, Spain and the Netherlands announce the implementation of the project “Gender Education of Teenage Boys: Developing a Digital ToolKit”.

The partner organizations include the Center for Social Innovation-CSI (social enterprise, specialized in digital and interactive learning environments), the Gale Foundation in the Netherlands (NGO, focused on LGBTIQ+ education), and the Conexus in Spain (NGO, specialized in combating gender-based violence).

The project is funded by the Youth Board of Cyprus within the framework of the European Program Erasmus + (Key Action 2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Strategic Partnerships for youth). The implementation period will last for two years (until January 2021).

The need for the implementation of this project by the four organizations derives from recognizing the benefits of a gender-sensitive and reflective education for all, as well as the social importance of transformative educational interventions in the early lives of in the early lives of individuals, along with the need for a more active engagement of boys and young men into the gender equality conversation.

For this reason, this project aims to provide educators/facilitators (e.g. trainers, teachers, youth and NGO workers, gender experts, gender and LGBTIQ+ activists, policy makers and other stakeholders) with a coherent, open, online educational tool-kit that will include a complete course on gender/gender-sensitive education targeting the audience of teenage boys, between 15 and 17 years old.

At the initial stage, the project will develop a course curriculum, followed by its integration into a digital environment in the form of an open, online learning platform, namely “Interactive Digital Learning Toolkit”. Finally, in the aim for the toolkit to be easily adjustable/adaptable into the national/local environments of the EU states, the project will provide an interactive ebook with guidelines for educators/facilitators, namely “Methodology & Adaptation Guide”. This will include ways that can be used to integrate the learning tools and the project’s outputs in their own training activities and socio-cultural settings, as well as ways to implement accreditation processes relevant to the European context (i.e. youth pass, ECVET and ECTS).

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