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GET UP – Gender Equality Training to overcome Unfair discrimination

 

Practices in education and labour market

 

At the end of January, GET UP was officially launched. The project, financed by the European Union, involves 8 partners and 8 countries in a 2-year path aiming to address the stereotyping of educational and career choices and to promote gender equality in education, training and career guidance

 

Background

 

GET UP is based on the recognition of Equality as one of the five values on which the European Union is founded. According to this belief, inequalities between women and men not only violate fundamental rights but also impose a heavy toll on the economy and cause an underutilisation of talent.
Nowadays, gender roles continue to influence crucial individual decisions concerning different aspect such as education, career paths, working arrangements, family and, consequently, exercise an impact on the economy and society.
Within this framework, the persistence of some relevant issues such as women’s low participation to the labour market, sectoral and vertical segregation, the lack of family-friendly policies and well-rooted gender stereotypes is still evident and is affecting individual’s participation to the development of the society.

 

GET UP’s response to societal issues

 

Against this background, the project GET UP sheds light on the role played by educational and career choices as well as by the people able to guide and support such transition phases, as means to tackle the identified issues. For this reason, GET UP concentrates its efforts on improving the competences of key actors active in that phase as well as on integrating skills and competences of HR managers and employers to promote and ensure gender equality at the workplace.

 

What’s next?

 

GET UP will occur through several steps. Starting from an analysis aiming to explore the legislative framework and training offers concerning gender equality in Europe and within the involved countries, the partners supported by experts will be able to provide definition of a “European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality” that professionals should achieve on the issues of gender equality, non-discrimination and promotion of equality in education and at the workplace.
The comparison of the offer and the identification of a set of competences will serve as the base for defining a Gender Equality Training model as a useful tool to support professional development in the field.

 

Where is GET UP now?

 

Partners are currently conducting an online survey aiming to investigate the issue of gender-related bias in education and at the workplace in the European Union member states.

To give your contribution by taking part to the survey, please, click HERE