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Free to Choose presented in Bruxelles

The Free to Choose Project, lead by Cooperativa Itaca, was presented in Bruxelles during the REC Project Networking Meeting the 26th and 27th of June.

Chiara Cristini (IRES FVG) and Andrea Zanolla (Itaca) attended the two days Meeting to showcase the results of the Project with a focus on the table game “Free to Choose. The game, a key product of the project, represents a working tool to guide both key adults and youngsters involved in transitional phases towards a change in self-awareness and community-awareness with regards to gender issues and gender stereotypes influencing education and career choices. All this through a playful, experiential and immersive approach.

Other projects were presented during the Meeting, dealing with gender stereotypes and gender segregation:

CEASE – involving companies in tackling domestic violence

AGEMI – Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries

ENGAGE – prevent and reduce domestic violence against women and children

 

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Free to Choose presents its results in Las Palmas

December 12, 2018, Las Palmas

Free to Choose presents the results of the research “Mind the Gap” (on gender gap in Europe) and “Coming Out” (Comparative analysis in 5 Countries of the gender stereotypes in education and labour market) in a public presentation at the Instituto Canario de Igualdad.

The presentation is followed by a panel discussion in which 5 experts in gender issues debate on gender segregation and tools for overcoming it: Chiara Cristini, social researcher and project manager of IRES FVG (institute of social research of Friuli Venezia Giulia); Maria Angeli, researcher and project manager of the Mediterranena Institute of Gender Studies; Giuliana Ingellis, researcher and teacher at the Faculty of Sociology of the Universitat de Valencia; Cristina Miranda Santana,   Professor at the Department of Education, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sofía Valdivielso Gómez, Dr. Psychopedagogy and teacher in the degree of social education and in the Master in family and sociocommunitarian mediation at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

In he afternoon “Let’s Play” – game sessions with the Free to Choose board game with youngsters from Gran Canaria, in collaboration with IDEO.

 

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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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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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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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