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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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Gender Equality is not a game!

Valencia, 19-20 October 2017. The analysis of the first data collected in Cyprus, Portugal, Slovenia and Italy within the sociological research on gender stereotypes, coordinated by the University of Valencia, and the ethnographic study on gaming habits of young people, led by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, were the topics of discussion during the 2nd transnational meeting of Free to Choose. The meeting took place at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Valencia on the 19th and 20th of October 2017.

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Free to Choose partner meeting in Valencia!

VALENCIA (Spain), 4 July 2017. A full immersion meeting was organized by the Faculty of Sociology of University of Valencia and was attended by the representatives of all participating countries in the Free to Choose (Ftc) project. The main objective of Ftc is to overcome gender stereotypes in education, training and workplaces by addressing boys and girls 16-29 years old involved in the transition phase of their educational/professional life and adults involved in activities related to the orientation system.

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