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Towards more Gender-Sensitivity in Youth Work (2018-2020)

Action: Erasmus+ KA205 - Strategic Partnerships for youth

Project coordinator: BAG EJSA




Gender equality is a fundamental value of the European Union.
Adolescents in Europe today are confronted by new challenges on gender roles, which are brought to them by their personal environment, schools or the media, and have an influence on personal development, however, the younger generation is still struggling with gender stereotypes.


From 2018 to 2020, YES Forum will work in partnership with BAG EJSA on the new project "Gender" in order to create and foster gender-sensitive approaches in youth work across Europe.

We want to contribute to the achievement of gender equality and equalisation in different countries within the EU through increasing knowledge about the diversity of adolescent life situations (young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, the appearance of gender stereotypes, the overlap of different forms of discrimination) and developing methods for working with disadvantaged young people of all sexes.

"Gender" is targeted at the social practitioners working with young people and youngsters themselves, to explore their attitudes towards gender issues ; what they bring to work and reflect on their own values. In order to change mentalities by promoting gender-sensitive work with young people, the project will help to reflect on the challenges of traditional gender-specific roles and related responsibilities in youth work.

With this project we want to make an important contribution to gender equality, professionalisation of youth and social work in Europe



The use of a wide range of methods and modern media (keynote speeches, workshops, round tables, exchange of best practice) will be applied to the project.  The project-relevant activities include 4 TPMs ( in Stuttgart, Athens, Groningen, Bilbao) and a 5-day Joint Staff Training regarding "Attitudes and Approaches - Towards more Gender Sensitivity in Youth Work" and a Blended Mobility of Young People on "Gender - Family, Education, Work and Wellbeing - Perspectives and Realities from Young People ".



"Gender - Perspectives and Realities from Young People"

On 9-13 March, young participants added a creative touch to the “Gender Project" through a seminar in Berlin.

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Staff Training on Gender-Sensitive Youth Work

The project's first training brought together project partners and their colleagues from around Europe to further discuss the topic of gender.

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Gender-sensitivity in youth work: 1st Staff Training

Youth work practitioners and external experts meet to explore the topic of gender in this exciting training. Including exchange of best practice, workshops and discussions. Be a part of it via the YES Forum!

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Many ideas on Gender in Youth Work at 2nd TPM in Aegina

Project partners came together in Greece to discuss ideas for gender-sensitive youth work to be shared at training in Munich (see Events for further details!)

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SAVE THE DATE - 2nd TPM Gender Sensitive Approaches

Save the Date! On the 24-25th of April 2019, the 2nd Transnational Project Meeting of the project "Gender Sensitive Approaches in Youth Work" will take place in Aegina, Greece!

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