Fighting gender stereotypes

Fee: 350 €

Duration days / hours : 3 days / 12 hours

The training course can be funded by Erasmus+ KA1 programme (staff mobility).

This course is realised to analyse the elements that can lead to stereotypes connected to gender equality giving also importance to the cultural component that can be relevant for this debate. This is an interactive training, where each participant, coming from different countries, is invited to share his/her opinions, ideas, backgrounds, related to the main topic.

Different studies have stated in the last years that the pursuit of gender equality is associated with the involvement of men in gender issues, which is fundamental. This course has been thought taking into account the experience of different associations, where the presence of men is consistent, using some of the methodologies already tested during their activities with youngsters. The purpose is to show these methodologies that could be replicated in different contexts, with adolescents or with adults as a starting point of discussion and reflection.

It needs to be underlined that this training is structured according to a binary relationship between men and women. In this context it is not taken in consideration other shades of a very complex and heterogeneous world.

The main aim of the course is to discuss gender stereotypes, going deep on the main concepts related to the topic taking in consideration how culture can influence stereotypes’ existence.

  • Raising awareness on gender stereotypes
  • Learning key words and concepts related to gender topic
  • Learning gender equality situation in different european countries
  • Learning new methodologies to deal with gender issues
  • Teachers, trainers, students


  • Introduction to gender perspective through explaining and examining main terms – gender, gender equality, gender mainstreaming, gender roles, etc. 
  • Basic concepts of gender analysis and gender theory.
  • Gender stereotypes definitions 
  • Stereotypes in different contexts: at workplace, at the household, for leisure.


  • Analysis of different aspects of gender equality in different european countries;
  • Comparison between good practices in countries with an high rate of gender equality (as good practices examples) and countries with bad rate of gender equality;
  • Gender stereotypes linked to the cultural elements


  • Gender stereotypes at school
  • Good practices for teachers and trainers to bring gender equality at school
  • Gender violence in school context
  • Social models related to gender: a burden not only for girls

The lenght and the contents of the programmes can be modified according to the needs, more details will be given to interested organizations. Certificate of attendance by CEIPES will be awarded. If within the Erasmus+ programme, an EUROPASS certificate of attendance and competence will be awarded.

The programme, on request and with an extracharge, may include Italian classes, cultural activities, organization of board and lodging.