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.
LJUBLJANA (SLOVENIA). 9 – 10 July 2018. – Double appointment for Free to Choose on the 9th and 10th of July in Ljubljana, the Slovenian Capital, at Trubarjeva hiša literature Stritarjeva 7, where the 4th transnational project meeting (9th July) and a special public dissemination event (10th July) will see the participation of various institutional representatives including the Slovenian Institute of Employment, the Institute for Study of Gender Equality and KROJ Youth Network for Career Development. Led by Itaca Social Cooperative, Free to Choose aims at overcoming gender stereotypes in youngsters 16-29 years old to make them free to choose their education and professional path.
MODENA. 6 – 8 April 2018. – The X Edition of PLAY Modena, the biggest fair on Italian games, took place in Modena Fiere from the 6th to the 8th of April. Organized in collaboration with Club TreEmme, La Tana dei Goblin and Gilda del Grifone, with the patronage of the Municipality of Modena and University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), PLAY Modena gave life to the largest playroom ever made in Italy by occupying a space that exceeded 22 thousand square meters (the equivalent of twenty tennis courts!). An extension that was justified by the incredible number of board games, miniatures, live games, video games, traditional games, street games, costumes and cosplayers.
VALENCIA. 22-23 MARCH 2018. More than 180 experts took part in the scientific meeting on Sociology of Gender by University of Valencia on the 22th and 23th of March 2018. The participants came from Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay. According to the organizers, in recent decades gender theories significantly contributed to the development of new theoretical models, ideas, paradigms and other epistemological visions in modern sociology.
PORTO. 8-9 MARCH 2018. The third transnational meeting of the project Free to Choose took place in Porto on March 8th and 9th. It has been particularly important because it happened at the mid term of the project life cycle, being the chance to analyse the work done so far and agreeing on the delivery of the first two milestones. Besides, as a team committed to gender equality and women’s rights, we took the occasion to shoot a brief video to honour women’s day.
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.