Project Reference: 589974-EPP-1-2017-1-XK-EPPKA2-CBY-WB
Country: Kosovo
Type of Project: Capacity Building for youth in neighbouring and enlargement countries

Description:

The project ‘Gender Through the Screen’ was implemented by ‘Organization for the Advancement of Alternative Programs’, Kosovo in cooperation with ‘Youth Council Next Generation’, Republic of Macedonia, ‘Youth4Society’, Albania, ’Youth Workers Alliance’ Serbia, ‘Juventas’, Montenegro, ‘ADEL’, Slovakia, ‘Continuous Action’, Estonia and ‘Európai Hallgatók Hálózatának Egyesülete’, Hungary.The 12-months project ‘Gender Through the Screen’ was created with main aim to advocate and report gender issues in the media, while raising awareness of the public on the importance of gender roles as seen and portrayed in the mass media. The capacity of youth organizations was developed through kick off meeting, training courses, youth exchange and seminar implemented in participating countries. Our first activity of this project – kickoff meeting – gave the partners an opportunity to review their roles and update the project plan. Training course based on using non-formal learning method and techniques trained youth workers, staff and activists of partner organisations on how to ethically analyse, and report gender issues in media through promotion of gender equality as a fundamental human right. On Youth exchange the consortium raised the awareness of young people coming from partners countries about gender issues as screened in the media and encourage them to act as advocates of equality while using the various media channels. Fourth activity was a seminar with aim to foster active involvement of youth workers to address gender equality in media, and as a result we created handbook.Besides increased capacities of the participants and partner organizations to ethically analyses, report and advocate gender equality in media, key impact of the project ‘Gender Through the Screen’ is strengthen competencies of the partners to transfer new gained knowledge through their networks e.g. by spreading one of the key results of the project, Handbook – about ethical media conduct in youth work in relating to gender equality’.1. Realized one international meeting, one international training courses, one youth exchange and seminar based on non-formal education and learning by doing approach.;2. Strengthened capacities of 8 organizations and 50 youth workers to effectively use and ethically report gender issues in media.3. Trained 24 youth workers/staff/activists on how to ethically report gender issues in media through promotion of gender equality as a fundamental human right.4. Brought together 32 young people and 8 group leaders to discuss gender issues as portrayed in the media and encourage them to act as advocates of equality while using the various media channels. 5. Gathered together 24 youth workers, ngo activists in a seminar and addressed gender issues and gender equality to media, where they created a handbook about ethical media conduct in youth work in relating to gender equality. 6. Created online web page working as small online platform/resource centre with materials, interviews, videos, pictures reports and materials for gender equality: http://gtts.ka2project.net ;7. Raised knowledge of 8 organizations and participants of international and local activities on Erasmus + Programme and developed 4 project ideas for future international projects;8. Handbook including description of learning activities and articles, published online on SALTO youth website, EU dissemination platform, project web site and printed out, link to the booklet: https://www.salto-youth.net/downloads/toolbox_tool_download-file-1953/Gender_Throughthe_Screen.pdf

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/projects/eplus-project-details/#project/589974-EPP-1-2017-1-XK-EPPKA2-CBY-WB

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