GET UP project

External practice
European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality for professionals acting in transition phases, GET UP project outcome
European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality for professionals acting in transition phases, GET UP project outcome

Duration

2018-2019

Partnership

GET UP is led by UIL – Unione Italiana Lavoro (Trade union Confederation) and was implemented together with 7 other partners (2 European networks, 2 national trade unions (MUT in Malta and LESTU in Lithuania), 2 VET and adult learning centres, and 1 national organisation of HR managers).

Reason it was developed

Persisting gender stereotypes in society and the need to raise awareness to address these stereotypes and develop tools to combat the use of such stereotypes, including in education materials.

Activities

The main priority of the project is to address the stereotyping of educational and career choices and to promote gender equality in education, training, career guidance and at the workplace. To respond to this main priority the specific objectives of the project are to: – define a European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality (EMSC) for those responsible for Human Resources at the workplace (directors, employers, trade unions), Career Guidance professionals and Teachers supporting training and employment choices in order to guide, promote, recruit and retain individuals by overcoming gender stereotypes and taking into consideration their skills, competences and interests; – strengthen the skills and competences of the abovementioned professionals of both private and public organisations and companies on European and national legislation, practices and behaviours aimed at overcoming gender stereotypes; – raise awareness of gender equality among partner organisations and their members, as well as the whole public, thus promoting also at European level the benefits arising from the equal participation in society of men and women.

Results

• Report on comparison of existing training offers for gender equality • Development of European Minimum Standard of Competences on Gender Equality (EMSC) for those responsible for Human Resources at the workplace (directors, employers, trade unions), Career Guidance professionals and teachers • Video campaign and a game on gender equality • Various conferences and events

Funding

EU funding and internal trade union resources from all partner organisations

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