The project FENCE- Fighting gENder bias and Contributing in gender Equity– is financed by the European Commission, through funds granted by the National Erasmus + Education and Training Key Action 2 (KA2) – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education) with reference number 2019-1-UK01-KA204-061999.
The idea of FENCE derives from the discussion around gender stereotyping which limits the development of the natural talents and abilities of women and men, as well as their educational and professional experiences and life opportunities in general. Stereotypes and bias about gender can cause unequal and unfair treatment and cause personal or social perception and reflections concerning for example personality traits, domestic behaviors, occupation and physical appearance; with all the discrimination and inequality they can cause against women, this realty demands for continuous and coordinated actions and training tools as a process to make different key-actors ‘gender empowered’ and ‘gender sensitive’.
The project aims at gender bias practical mitigation through equality awareness and gender competence.
The project addresses empowerment and capacity building actions for individuals primarily as public staff in local authorities and public bodies, social affairs services, and NGOs and CSOs members, leaders, representatives working in the field of gender equality or human rights promotion.
FENCE’s main objectives are:
- to make specific key-actors (individuals) empowered on gender bias fighting through gender equality issues awareness, gender competence building, gender equality goals promotion; these individuals belong to both men and women groups,
- to create and deliver innovative products and training tools- as tailored needs learning resources – based on differentiation methodologies and adult education approaches, and
- to empower them by taking advantage of the opportunities offered by ICT and digitizing the quality of learning content.
The consortium includes 7 partner entities:
P1: DACORUM Council for Voluntary Service, UK
P2: Programma Integra for Voluntary Service, Italy
P3: Xenios Polis. Culture, Science and Action, Greece
P4 : Center for Social Innovation (CSI), Cyprus
P5 : Asociacion Instituto Europeo De Estudios Para la Formacion y el Desarrollo, DOCUMENTA, Spain
P6 : INOVA Consultancy, UK
P7 : SC Gripen Europe S.R.L, Romania
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication (communication) reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
[Project number: 2019-1-UK01-KA204-061999]