In Dec 2018 the Council of the European Union expressed its concerns and manifested its expectations from the European Commission to foster and promote gender equality in formal, informal and non-formal education by taking appropriate steps to ensure that all youth workers and educators are provided with adequate competences in the areas of gender equality and that they can update their competences throughout their careers.
The program embeds work practices though which peer educators can change the mentality of young people for understanding the importance of gender equality and was tested in over 15 communities (both from Europe & Central Asia), and on more than 200 beneficiaries showing great potential for changing the mentalities of young people, especially in terms of:
- Developing critical thinking with respect to traditions and stereotypes that contradict human rights, especially in relation to gender.
- Empowering the participants to face the existing social pressure that fosters this form of discrimination.
- making them aware of the negative implications of gender discrimination – helping them become, in general, more tolerant and more open to diversity.
1st module – Thematic Awareness Training (TAT) – a 8-day initial online training for youth and youth workers, tackling the training topic, aiming to stimulate the acquisition of social competences that foster ownership of the fundamental values of non-discrimination and equality between genders.
2nd module – Train the Trainer – a 8-day training for peer trainers who have attended a TAT and wish to improve their facilitation skills so that they can replicate the process back in their local environment, by facilitating thematic workshops on the topic, using the P4E methodology
We are looking for 2 participants that live in Cyprus, trainers and youth workers who want to explore further and acquire more skills in organising activities and future workshops based on gender equality and anti discrimination through peer education. The common denominator of the participants will be their personal and professional need and honest willingness to deal concretely with the topic and take effective social action after the training:
Part 1 – 06.05.2021 – 09.05.2021 for around 4.5 hours/daily including breaks
Part 2 – 13.05.2021 – 16.05.2021 for around 4.5 hours/daily including breaks
Please carefully read the Info Pack before applying:
To apply please complete the following form: https://forms.gle/qpbrtzuW45M6PdXw9
Deadline for Application: 25th of April 2021
- It is very important for participants that will apply, to be able to attend both training modules as well as organise the workshops foreseen in the project between the two training courses. Participants will be asked to implement an activity in their local communities (e.g. organising an anti-discrimination workshop), ensuring the dissemination of the project at community level. YEU Cyprus will support their participants in organising the local activities.