European Projects, Free to Choose

FreeToChoose officially launched in Brussels!

Brussels (Belgium). 13 – 14 March 2017. – The EU project FreeToChoose – co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme that supports transnational projects aimed at promoting gender equality – involving girls and boys (16 – 29 years old) to overcome gender stereotypes in education, training and workplace, has been officially launched at the European Commission in Brussels.

FreeToChoose aims at developing innovative educational tools to guide girls and boys in choosing their professional path. The project led by the social cooperative Itaca involves 10 organizations: the Friuli-Venezia Region, Department of Labour, Education, Youth and Equal Opportunities, IRES FVG, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (Italy), MCBIT and Nefiks (Slovenia), Opcionate and University of Valencia (Spain), Apload (Portugal) and the Mediterranean Institute for Gender Studies (MIGS) (Cyprus).

Before the official launch of the project, the project partnership has already been working on the first operational tasks. On the 3-4th of July the first training workshop dedicated to the development of the Operational Map – which will highlight gender stereotypes still affecting the choice of girls and boys in each project partner in the transition from the secondary to the tertiary education – will be organized at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Valencia.

Download: Agenda 14.03.2017 KICK-OFF meeting BXL

Download: Commission documents