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In Las Palmas with Free to Choose

As the testing of the board game runs in all Partner Countries, the Free to Choose Team is in Las Palmas for the 5th transnational meeting.

On wednesday Free to Choose will be presented to the Public and in the afternoon a gaming session will take place with local students.

“Free to choose: professions without gender stereotypes” is the title of the public dissemination event scheduled for December 12 from 9 to 16.30 at the Salón de Actos in the Building of Múltiples II in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain). Organized by the Spanish partners of Opcionate, it is part of the penultimate transnational meeting (11-12 December) of the European project Free to Choose, led by the Social Cooperative Itaca and co-financed by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship program of the European Union, which aims to promote a cultural and behavioral change in young people 16-29 years and key adults involved in the transition and orientation from secondary school to higher education or the labor market, leading to a different view of professions and job opportunities.

Free to Choose Partners are: Cooperativa sociale Itaca (Lead Partner), Regione Fvg – Assessorato al Lavoro, Istruzione, Politiche giovanili e Pari opportunità, Ires Fvg, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia in Italy,  Mcbit and Nefiks (Slovenia), Opciònate and Universitat de Valencia (Spain), Apload (Portugal) and Mediterranean Institute for Gender Studies MIGS (Cyprus).

 

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Project Meeting in Triest

CrossCare Project Partners met in Triest the 29th of November to discuss the results of the testing of the cross-border Model, an integrated approach to healthcare for the elderly. The model is based on the concept of active ageing and a welfare community methodology and aims to respond effectively and comprehensively to the needs of the frail elderly person, of the family and of caregivers, with a view to allow autonomous and better quality of life at home.

The evaluation phase will draw conclusion and suggestions based on results of the testing phase which will end in December 2018.

 

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Time to start busting Gender Stereotypes!

Palazzo Badini, Ellero Room – Pordenone. 15 November 2018. 

Within the III edition of the Week against violence on women, Social Cooperative Itaca and the Municipality of Pordenone – Equal Opportunities Department set up the first Free to Choose game session mass event at Palazzo Badini, Ellero Room involving 40 students from I.S.I.S. Zanussi.

The testing phase was then followed by a in-depth debriefing where the game masters got crucial feedbacks for keep refining the game board prototype. The event ended with an open discussion led by the journalist Clelia Del Ponte and professor Tindara Abbaddo from UNIMORE University.

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CrossCare Mid-Term Presentation Conference

28 September 2018

Predonzani Room, Friuli Venezia Giulia Region

(TRIESTE) – CrossCare represents an “observation lab of the needs of older people and the evolution of the dimensions of active ageing”. This was pointed out by Orietta Antonini, president of the Social Cooperative Itaca, during the mid-term conference held in the Predonzani Room of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Palace in Trieste on the 28th of September. “Elderly care is a delicate moment that often results in institutionalization solutions that CrossCare aims to overcome. The project sees the nursing home as a place of interception of social needs on the territory”.

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FreeToChoose board game: next steps in the testing phase

WS3: Game testing

The FtC board game official experimentation phase will start  in December. In Italy the official sessions will involve several organizations, including the Youth Lab of Cavallino-Treporti (VE), the Progetto Giovani di Treviso and other youth centres managed by Itaca. It is foreseen the participation of high  schools of Pordenone, San Donà di Piave, Treviso, Trieste, Modena and many game associations, too. Besides, the regional center for orientation will be involved and the VET sector. A similar scenario is foreseen in Slovenia and Portugal, the other FtC Countries involved in the experimentation.

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Promoting equality by playing? Make it possible with FreeToChoose!

LJUBLJANA (SLOVENIA) – 10 JULY 2018. The FreeToChoose (FTC) dissemination event, organized by Nefiks and hosted at the historical building of the Trubar Literature House, represented an important milestone of the project, since it was the occasion to present two of the main FtC outputs to stakeholders and general public: the results of the sociological research (WS1) and  the test of the board game prototype (WS2). Main guests from public authorities attending the event were Rok Primozic, Director at Office of the Republic of Slovenia for Youth under the Ministry for Education, Science and Sport, and Katarina Gorenc, Head of Youth Office of the City of Ljubljana.

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