Kick off meeting Newsletter
The project Tools to Support Teachers and Educational Institutions in the Prevention of Gender Violence (Tool4Gender) is funded by the European Union under Erasmus+ Programme. It aims to prevent gender-based violence by acting at a very early stage (school children between 8 and 16 years old) before their perpetration, through the training of professionals in the field of prevention of gender violence and improvement of their abilities, as well as of the families thanks to the creation of ICT tools. To reach this goal 7 partners from 5 European countries joined efforts: Asociación para la Gestión de la Integración Social (GINSO), Spain, Save the Children Romania, Branch Dolj, Heron Digital Education & Mathisis LTD, Cyprus, Sociedad Espanola de Asistencia Sociosanitaria de Valencia, Spain, Senior Europa Sociedad Limitada, Spain, MTÜ Lastekaitse Liit, Estonia and I.R.E.S. - Istituto di Ricerche Economiche e Sociali del Friuli Venezia Giulia Impresa Sociale, Italy.
On the 13th of November 2019, SENIOR EUROPA – KVELOCE in LAS NAVES - Think-Tank Hall, has hosted the Kick-off-Meeting of the Tool4gender Project.
All the partners participated in the Kick off meeting and all the steps proposed in the preset agenda were followed.
The meeting started with the welcome message for all the partners from the host institution.
The first part of the meeting included the general presentation of the project and the main tasks. The project organisation was reminded, as well as the intellectual outputs timeline. Throughout the development of the project, all partners will follow the objectives and goals established. According to these objectives, the project coordinator, GINSO, proposed several questions to be discussed in a brainstorming session in order to answer the project objectives to define the toolkit content. In order to do the brainstorming two groups were created: one group discussed about families and the other discussed about teachers.
The second part of the meeting covered topics such as: good practices in the field of prevention of GBV in school children and the Analysis of national context, in order to define the content of the first output of the project: the Toolkit. The good practices will be gathered throughout interviews in each partner country and they will be addressed to persons that have connection in the field of gender violence. For all these activities was established a template and a timeline.
The project meeting debate continued with the dissemination of the products inside and outside the consortium. A website page of the project will be created dedicated to the information and news of the project. There will be 4 Multiplier events when information and key messages on the activities of the projects will be disseminated directly to the identified target audiences beyond the partnership and in which to raise awareness on the critical methodology implemented by the project at local, national and European level.
The last part of the meeting referred to the Quality and Ethics Manager. The responsible for this domain will support the project coordinator in ensuring the scientific and technical quality of the project, and has responsibility for managing and monitoring ethical aspects throughout the duration of the project as well as overseeing the promotion of gender equality.
Financial issues were also discussed and the meeting ended with establishing future tasks and timeline.