EURIVERSITY

Palermo hosted the Final Meeting of the project

 

From the 16th to the 18th of November CEIPES hosted the Final Transnational meeting of the project Euriversity – European action against discrimination [2019-1-ES01-KA201-064132].

The project is financed by the European Commission, under the umbrella of key action 2 of the Erasmus+ programme, related to Cooperation among organizations and institutions.  The purpose of the project was to share best practices related to the prevention of discrimination and the effective promotion of inclusion within partner education systems from a point of view of gender and emotional-sexual diversity.

Thus, all the stakeholders gathered in Palermo for the ninth transnational meeting to share the results collected through the development of the project. The partners reviewed the tasks they carried out during the implementation of the project, as well as the relative results. They discussed the dissemination of the project, at local, regional, national, and international levels. Besides, they made a revision of the administrative record and the website.

During the second day, the partners have been introduced by CEIPES to the RISE – LAB, Network for Inclusion, Development and Empowerment and they got a tour of MADE – Analogic Digital Empowerment Museum. After that, CEIPES held a Gender workshop to share some insights about gender and affective-sexual diversity with all Partners. In addition, they joined a role-play activity to understand the discrimination that affects some people, mostly women and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. An open discussion followed the activities, the Partners shared their points of view to better understand which should be their future role to build a society more tolerant and respectful towards everybody.

In the afternoon, the partners did a comprehensive assessment of the work done throughout the whole project and they shared some future collaboration proposals.  Even if in different ways, they all agreed that the end of this project represents a starting point. Now that everyone is enriched in their professional skills, besides personal ones, they all can implement gender awareness activities in schools, universities, and educational institutions.

On the last day, the Spanish partner shared a true-life story of a transgender woman as a contribution to the activity of the Living Library. The story has been very empowering, and it made the participants reflect on the stereotypes that a transgender person might face in life and the key role played by the support of family and friends.

In the end, the partners shared their own evaluation of the project through an Art Workshop.

CEIPES is very satisfied with the work done on the project. In all Partners’ educational communities, everyone made a part in creating a transversal approach to the prevention of discrimination and of effective promotion of inclusion. To conclude, the Consortium intends to keep working on such an important purpose.

To know more about the project, browse the website.