CEIPES joined the First International Online Meeting on the Gender Task Force
CEIPES joined the Online Meeting, on the 24th of January 2023, as a member of the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA), which is the voice of non-formal adult education in Europe. Besides, EAEA is a European NGO with 120 member organizations in 43 countries and represents more than 60 million learners Europe-wide.
The event has been organized in collaboration with other two organizations: the European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (EFVET), and Brussels-based network of regions aiming to contribute to EU policy-making and cooperate in projects in the field of lifelong learning (EARALL).
Thus, this first meeting aimed to gather interested members from the three organizations to launch a series of initiatives that encourage discussion on EU policies and strategies related to gender equality in lifelong learning. The Force will share best practices in dedicated roundtables, seminars, and other events, to open a dialogue around gender inequalities with relevant stakeholders, and to translate the discussions into actionable items where possible.
Furthermore, during the conference, speakers dealt with Gender disparities in vocational education and training (VET) and adult learning (ALE). Hence, they presented survey results and listed some priorities to support gender inequalities such as Campaigns to change the mindset, flexibility regarding participation and provision, Support with families; Raise awareness of the importance of learning; Gender sensitive curricula and equal teaching of children; Financial contribution for training and Use of gender-neutral language.
In conclusion, CEIPES is glad to be part of this initiative and eager to cooperate with the Gender Task Force.